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...

Police nab 12 undocumented workers in W. Taiwan's ASEAN Plaza

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During patrols of ASEAN Plaza over the weekend in western Taiwan's Taichung City, police apprehended 12 Indonesian and Vietnamese unaccounted for workers. Situated ...

Taiwan wants Vietnamese visa overstayers repatriated by charter flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is seeking to repatriate more than 1,000 Vietnamese visa overstayers stranded in the country due to the coronavirus via charter flights. Taiwan’s detention...

Taiwan offering up to NT$20,000 reward for info on foreigners who overstay visas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior (MOI) is offering a maximum award of NT$20,000 (US$670) to those who provide tip-offs about foreigners who have overstayed their visa...

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. ...

American 'hamburger master' who hid in Taiwan for 13 years extradited

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A wanted American, who hid out in Taiwan for 13 years and transformed into a "cooking master," was finally extradited to the U.S. last week. The 42-year-old m...

Taiwan's NIA beefs up screenings on entries by Chinese associated with CPC

Taiwan's National Immigration Agency (NIA) has strengthened its screening of entry permit applications by Chinese nationals affiliated with the Communist Party of China (CPC) over the past year to...

Taiwan saw spike in Hongkongers seeking residency in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan saw significant growth in the number of Hong Kong residents fleeing to the country last year amid months of political uncertainty and social unrest. According to...

Oprah Winfrey gives $12M to ‘home’ cities during pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is giving grants to the cities she’s called home through her $12 million coronavirus relief fund. She announced Wednesday that her Op...

CNN lists Taiwan among 4 'places' that flattened coronavirus curve

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Out of apparent fear of offending China, CNN has listed Taiwan among four "places," not countries, that have set a model example of how to flatten the Wuhan coro...

Taiwan extends stay for foreigners who entered before March 21 by additional 30 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign citizens who entered Taiwan before March 21 will be allowed to extend their stay by an additional 30 days without having to file an official application, the Minis...

Terminal 1 at Taiwan’s top airport registers no arrivals amid coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Not a single person arrived from overseas at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport’s Terminal One Tuesday (April 14), while the overall number of travelers passing th...

Taiwan Taoyuan airport passenger volume hits record low April 4

Amid the the coronavirus (COVID-19)pandemic, daily passenger volume at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport dropped to 961 Saturday, the lowest since the airport began commercial operations 41 years a...

Taiwan nabs fugitive South Korean quarantine couple at airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A South Korean couple who failed to pay the fine for evading coronavirus quarantine measures were nabbed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport as they tried to flee the ...

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...