Taiwan has 31st most powerful passport in world, China 72nd

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest passport index by British consulting firm Henley & Partners ranked Taiwan as having the 31st most powerful passport in the world in terms of countries that ...

Taiwan passport can now include names in Hoklo, Hakka, indigenous languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hoklo, Hakka, and indigenous names can now be included in Taiwanese passports. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) today (Aug. 15) said the Passport Act (護照條例) has amende...

Japan airports to implement facial recognition entry ahead of 2020 Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and in a bid to boost tourism, Japan announced this week that it has begun implementing facial recognition immigration entry systems at i...

Taiwanese eligible for eGates in Rome Airports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan passport holders are now eligible to clear immigration via the eGate automatic border control systems at both of Rome's airports, making Taiwan one of only eight cou...

Taiwan passport holders can use eGates at Italian airports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan passport holders can use eGates to enter Italy, a privilege reserved for EU member states, neighboring European countries, and only eight non-European countries, th...

Taiwan and U.S. detain 38 people smugglers using Taiwanese passports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan and the United States arrested 38 people suspected of using Taiwanese passport to smuggle Chinese citizens into the U.S. from Mexico, reports said Saturday (July 13...

IFJ resolution calls on U.N. to end exclusion of Taiwan journalists

Taipei (CNA) -- The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has put forth an urgent resolution condemning the United Nations' "discriminatory exclusion" of Taiwan journalists at th...

Taiwanese visa-waiver users not subject to new US social media ID requirement

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --- In response to reports that the U.S. State Department will require all applicants to submit their "social media identifiers," the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) ...

Taiwan flag covered up on EasyPass signboard at Frankfurt Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese travelers are still eligible for the automated immigration clearance treatment at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport via its EasyPass system for the time being, s...

2019 Index ranks Taiwan passport as 29th strongest in world, 7th in Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A British consultancy firm, Henley and Partners, have published an annual Passport Index ranking the relative strength of the world’s passports. The Henley Passpo...

Taiwan among 10 countries eligible for easy pass in Frankfurt Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens are thrilled to see the Frankfurt Airport in Germany include Taiwan, along with its official flag, among the 10 non-EU countries eligible for its easy pass s...

MOFA fears China's interference behind Uruguay's cancelation of visa waivers for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Uruguay has suspended the visa-waiver program for Taiwan after it was launched less than two months ago. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday tha...

Taiwan's passport ranks as 28th most powerful in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese hold the world's 28th most powerful passport, an increase of two spots from its previous ranking on Arton Capital's Passport Index report last year. Financi...

Designer creates 'Government in Exile' cover to explain Taiwanese passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For many Taiwanese people who travel internationally, the cover of the country’s passport can sometimes be confusing for immigration and customs officials in other c...

Taiwanese-American fined NT$120,000 for dodging draft for 16 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese-American man with dual citizenship has been fined NT$120,000 (US$3,885) for dodging the draft for 16 years, reported Liberty Times. The 35-year-old man, surname...