I have a friend who pled guilty to, I believe a misdemeanor sex offense but one which carries a registration requirement. He now is thinking of moving to Taiwan and would like to know how to comply with both the federal and California Sex Offender Registration laws while he is out of the country and if he should come back to California for a visit. I have perused the Wetterling Registration Act and the SORNA requirements and I just don't see anything about leaving and re-entering the country I have also searched through California Registration requirements and found nothing on point. Is it fair to assume that registration would be required within 5 days of entering the country? As it is for entering a new state? And what about the annual registration requirement. Does he need to return to California each year to update his registration? I even called the SMART office in Washington and got absolutely nowhere. Does anyone know?