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Passport photos cause problems at Taiwan airport e-Gates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Travelers should not alter their passport photos too much or they will be refused passage by electronic e-Gates at airports, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) said Fri...

Taiwanese student reports 'indiscriminate attack' in New York Public Library

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese student living in the U.S. uploaded a social media post alleging she was assaulted by a woman in the New York Public Library and racially discriminated against...

Taiwan increases passport production capacity as demand remains high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As demand for passports continues to soar, the Bureau of Consular Affairs announced that in addition to launching a second production location, it will increase the online...

Taiwan to increase passport production by 4,000 per day amid soaring demand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to the significant increase in Taiwanese passport applications, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will add a second production line capable of producing up to 4,0...

Post-COVID travel surge forces Taiwan to extend passport processing time to 10 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Applicants will have to wait 10 working days instead of six for their new passport due to a surge in post-COVID travel, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) said Thursday...

Taiwan citizens rush to renew passports ahead of long holiday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The pandemic has put off foreign travel for most citizens for the past three years, and many are rushing to renew their passports ahead of the upcoming 10-day Lunar New Ye...

Taiwan passport issue to take 6 days amid post-COVID rush

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) is extending the period it needs to issue a new passport to six days due to surging demand, reports said Tuesday (Dec. 27). After ...

Taiwan reports 10,000 passport applications per day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the ending of COVID-19 border restrictions, the number of daily passport applications has surged to 10,000 a day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thu...

Taiwan reports 5,000 passport applications per day ahead of border reopening

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Since the government announced it would end the COVID-19 quarantine for arrivals from overseas Oct. 13, the daily number of passport applications has surged to more than 5...

Capitol riot jury picked for 1st seditious conspiracy trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — A jury was selected Thursday in the seditious conspiracy case against the founder of the Oath Keepers extremist group and four associates in the highest profile prosecution stemming ...

Taiwan opens visa-free travel to Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As part of the first stage of its eased border restrictions that went into effect on Thursday (Sept. 29), Taiwan resumed visa-free treatment to 11 out of 12 countries that...

Taiwan to open visa-free travel to Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, and South Korea on Sept. 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Thursday (Sept. 22), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced that it will restore visa-free treatment to 11 out of 12 countries that were previously excluded f...

Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia excluded from visa-free travel to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although Taiwan restored visa-free treatment to many Western countries and diplomatic allies on Monday (Sept. 12), many neighboring countries in the region have been exclu...

Taiwan opens to visa-free travel to US, Canada, Australia, NZ, and allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan on Monday (Sept. 12) restored visa-free treatment for visitors from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and diplomatic allies, partially ending a trave...

Taiwan to restore visa-free entry for US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 5) announced that it will restore visa-free treatment for visitors from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Ne...