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Indonesian migrant worker claims NT$2 million lottery win in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Never give up and keep working hard, was the advice of an Indonesian migrant worker who won NT$2 million (US$66,800) on the lottery — but could not collect it initia...

Indonesian can't claim NT$2 million Taiwan lottery win due to ARC issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Indonesian migrant worker is currently unable to claim their NT$2 million (US$66,800) receipt lottery Grand Prize because they have yet to receive their new Alien Resid...

Taiwan ends pre-entry PCR rule for citizens, residents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) ended its pre-flight polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test requirement for returning Taiwan citizens, residents, and con...

Taiwan to end 2-day PCR rule for returning citizens, foreign residents on July 14

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (July 7) announced that it will discontinue the two-day PCR rule for returning Taiwan citizens, residents, ...

Taipei street dance contest welcomes foreigners to vie for NT$160,000 prize

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese and foreign residents alike are eligible for Taipei City's upcoming 2022 Metro Street Dance Competition, which will be offering up to NT$1.38 million (US$46,...

Taiwan aiming to recruit more foreign professional talent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan looks to transition toward living with COVID, it is also preparing to restart its push to attract foreign talent to the country. Five Taiwanese tech companies...

200,000 of Taiwan's rationed COVID test kits sold in 4 hours

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Consumers snapped up nearly 200,000 government-rationed COVID test kits within four hours on the first day of the new rationing scheme. Taiwan's new rationing syste...

Rush for rationed COVID tests crashes Taiwan's health insurance system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rush to stock up on home COVID test kits on the first day of a new rationing scheme crashed Taiwan's National Health Insurance (NHI) system on Thursday (April 28). ...

Q&A with MOFA on visitor visa for relatives of foreign residents in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to questions from readers regarding visitor visas for relatives of foreign residents, Taiwan News contacted a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) representative...

Relatives of foreign residents can now apply to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday (April 12) announced that relatives of Taiwanese citizens and foreign residents, with the exception of migrant workers, c...

Taiwan Airport MRT to reward 100 millionth passenger with year of free travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taoyuan Airport Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line will reward its 100 millionth passenger with one year of free travel before marking its fifth anniversary next year, repo...

Gold Card Office navigates newcomers to Taiwan

An onboarding booklet that navigates you through daily life in Taiwan is also the work of the Gold Card Office. “For newcomers to Taiwan, simple tasks such as where to take the trash can be conf...

Taiwan's immigration agency addresses resident certificate transition woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After receiving complaints from foreign nationals about various challenges they encountered getting new identification numbers, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) says ...

Fees for extending Gold Cards unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has rolled out a new fee structure for extending Gold Cards by a maximum of three years at a time, in line with legal reforms aimed at i...

Taiwan opens up vaccine registration to foreigners without health insurance cards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced on Thursday (July 29) that it is now allowing three categories of foreigners who do not have National Health Insurance...