Hong Konger involved in 'following' democracy activists deported

A Hong Konger who employed private investigators to follow and photograph Hong Kong activists in Taiwan was deported on Sunday after his residency permit was revoked by the National Immigration Agency...

Taiwan seeks solution to rising number of unaccounted-for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government on Wednesday (Oct. 21) promised to come up with practical solutions for the overwhelming number of unaccounted-for migrant workers in the country....

Taiwan government announces visa extension for foreign visitors

Taiwan will grant an additional 30-day extension of stay to foreign visitors who entered the country on or before March 21 and have no record of overstaying, the National Immigration Agency announced ...

Special flight takes 289 migrant workers home to Vietnam from Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam sent a special flight to Taiwan Monday (Sept. 21) to take 289 migrant workers home who had been interned after overstaying their legal residency period on the isla...

Taiwan announces 30-day extension for foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Monday (Sept. 14) announced that it will provide another 30-day extension to foreigners who arrived on or before March 21...

Foreign students can now apply for Taiwan ARC online

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To expedite the process of applying for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) for foreign students undergoing quarantine and to reduce the risk of cluster infections, Taiwan...

Japanese man vanishes in Taiwan for 2 weeks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Friends and work associates of a Japanese national traveling in Taiwan have become greatly concerned since he has been missing for over two weeks. Fuchigami Takahiro, 4...

Taiwan mulling making foreign arrivals foot bill for coronavirus test

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday (Aug. 24), the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said it is considering requiring all foreign arrivals to pay for a Wuhan coronavirus test after they comple...

Indian pharmaceutical scientist granted Taiwan's Plum Blossom Card

Kunal Nepali, a pharmaceutical scientist from India, recently obtained special permanent residency in Taiwan with the award of the Plum Blossom Card, based on his research on treatments for cancer, go...

Vietnamese worker arrested for 'magic marker' license plate in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unaccounted for Vietnamese worker was apprehended after an immigration officer spotted him riding a motorcycle in southern Taiwan with a homemade license plate. Whil...

25 illegal migrant workers arrested in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Tuesday (Aug. 4) announced that a total of 25 undocumented migrant workers were recently arrested in the southern city of Tainan. ...

NIA lists up-to-date rules for foreigners wishing to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency (NIA) has posted the up-to-date rules for those wishing to visit Taiwan amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Taiwanese nationals A...

'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 extends visa-free treatment for Thailand, Brunei, Philippines, Russia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will extend visa-free treatment for nationals from Thailand, Brunei, the Philippines, and Russia even though travel bans on those countries remain in place due to t...

Taiwan issues 5th visa extension to foreigners stranded by coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Friday (July 17) announced that it will give its fifth 30-day extension to foreigners stranded by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19...