'Visa run' not required for foreign students in Taiwan: MOFA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Sunday (July 26) announced that foreign students currently residing in Taiwan do not need to go on "visa runs"...

Taiwan will require all Philippine arrivals to be tested for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to the sudden influx of imported Wuhan coronavirus cases from the Philippines, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) will require all passengers arriving from the...

Indonesian woman with HIV denies media reports of 4 Taiwanese boyfriends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An undocumented Indonesian migrant worker has denied unsubstantiated reports that she has four Taiwanese boyfriends, while authorities seek to trace the source of her HIV ...

Deadline for Indian evacuation flight from Taiwan today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A special charter flight to return Indian citizens home will take off on Sunday (July 12), while those wishing to leave India and fly to Taiwan can board the plane's r...

Taiwan's coronavirus test rule for ARC holders ends tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday announced that it will be discontinuing a requirement that foreign Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) holders f...

ARC holders angered over coronavirus test requirement to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign residents of Taiwan are lodging complaints with the government over a policy that requires Alien Resident Certificate (ARC, 居留證) holders to provide proof of a nega...

First batch of 107 foreigners arrive as Taiwan opens doors to visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (June 29) 107 passengers from Hong Kong and Macau comprised the first batch of foreigners allowed to enter Taiwan since a ban was imposed on foreign visitors in ...

American praises Taiwan's employment gold card

An American who recently received Taiwan's employment gold card -- a combination of work and residency permits -- described the application process as smooth and easy, the National Immigration Age...

Taiwan to open doors to foreign visitors June 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will allow foreigners to apply for entry to the country starting on June 29, with the exception of tourists. As the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

Only Taiwanese citizens, ARC holders eligible for quarantine compensation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only citizens and Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) holders are eligible to apply for quarantine compensation starting Wednesday (June 17), according to the health authorit...

Taiwan to loosen regulations and attract more foreign professionals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Friday (June 12) said Taiwan will lower the bar on residency requirements to attract more foreign professionals as the island nation strive...

Foreigners stranded in Taiwan by coronavirus allowed to extend visas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) has announced five conditions under which foreigners will be allowed to apply for a visa extension during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

14 Taipei KTV hostess clubs open, IDs to go into city data cloud

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being closed down for over a month, 14 KTV hostess clubs (酒店) and dance halls (舞廳) have reopened in Taipei on the condition they follow epidemic prevention rules and...

Taiwan mulls opening trade links with HK as actor arrives

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (May 12) announced that it is considering reopening economic and trade links with Hong Kong on the same day ...

FBI background check for Taiwan visas shuttered due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), it appears that the FBI has had to temporarily suspend its background checks, which will prevent Americans who are...