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...

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 ...

2 Taiwanese fishermen busted for smuggling 30 Vietnamese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese fishermen were arrested Wednesday (July 8) for attempting to smuggle 30 Vietnamese workers into Taiwan. The Kaohsiung branch of the Coast Guard Administra...

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...

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...

New TV drama explores plight of migrant fishers in Taiwan

A new television drama that explores the plight of migrant fishers in Taiwan will be aired weekly starting Sunday, according to Formosa Television. "The Rootless," follows the life of 25-...

Most overseas students want to stay in Taiwan after graduation: survey

A recent survey of international students in Taiwan found that 83.6 percent said they wanted to stay in the country after graduation if they can find good jobs, according to the survey results release...

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...