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Raised entry quota for previous-marriage children of Chinese spouses

Raised entry quota for previous-marriage children of Chinese spouses

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) The Ministry of the Interior has revised the regulations to allow more children of Chinese spouses of Taiwanese, who were born from a previous marriage to a non-Taiwanese, to come to Taiwan as joining-family dependents, raising the annual quota from the current 180 to 300.

The Chinese spouses with household registrations in Taiwan can apply for joining-family residency for their children from previous marriages as long as the youngsters are aged under 20.

Under the Act Governing Relations Between the People of the Taiwan Area and the Mainland Area, the annual quota for such family reunion visas is 180, and over the past years, the long queue for these visas has caused long waits of an average of 10 years for those in line.

By increasing the annual quota from the current 180 to 300, the ministry expects that the waiting time can be cut to an average six years, according to a spokesman for the National Immigration Agency. (By C.P. Liu and Lillian Lin)


Updated : 2021-05-07 13:36 GMT+08:00