Foreigners linked to Palestinians face Israeli visa troubles

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — American Kate Hamad doesn't dare leave Ramallah, fearing trouble, even deportation, if stopped at an Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of the autonomous Palestinian city i...

President Tsai responds to Pope’s World Day of Peace message

President Tsai Ing-wen recently responded to Pope Francis’s papal message for World Day of Peace 2018, supporting his call to embrace those fleeing from war and hunger, or forced by discriminati...

2017 International Migrants Day celebrated in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Ahead of International Migrants Day on Dec. 18, the Ministry of the Interior (內政部) today organized an event at the 228 Peace Memorial Park to celebrate Migrants Day. The event ...

New alliance urges easing of rules on revocation of Taiwan citizenship

Taipei, Sept. 13 (CNA) A number of legal experts and civic groups said Wednesday that they have formed an alliance to push for amendments to the regulations that allow the government to strip an immig...

Philippine Catholic nun given ROC citizenship

TAIPEI, (Taiwan News)-- Catholic nun O Anuna ( 滿詠萱 ) from the Philippines, who has devoted almost half of her life to taking care of children with disabilities in Taiwan, officially became a Republic ...

Most new Taiwanese citizens hail from Vietnam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Most foreigners who became naturalized citizens of Taiwan last year were women, and almost 70 percent of them came from Vietnam, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) said Saturd...

Runaway Indonesian worker surrenders to authorities after 25 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A 48-year-old Indonesian migrant worker turned himself in to authorities and said he is willing to accept any punishment as long as he can become a Taiwanese citizen. The In...

UK court says income threshold for foreign spouses is lawful

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Supreme Court says the government is entitled to set a minimum-income threshold for people wanting to bring foreign spouses to the country, a measure introduced to ensure immig...

Swiss consider citizenship for third-generation foreigners

GENEVA (AP) — High-school student Selena Mercado was born in Switzerland, has gone to school in Switzerland, considers herself Swiss and dreams of a political career here one day. But her passport is ...

Taiwan seeking public input on draft act to draw foreign talent

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- The National Development Council (NDC) is actively soliciting input from the public on a new draft bill to encourage foreign professional talent to work and live in T...

Letter: Naturalization Citizenship/Immigration Reform Must Happen For Taiwan to Become the Hub of Asia

To the Editor: Did you know Taiwan is one of the few countries that require a foreign national wishing to be naturalized to renounce their birth citizenship? In other words Taiwan doesn’t all...

Taiwan celebrates migrants day, vows to be more inclusive

New immigrants and their children showcased diverse cultures with a series of performances Saturday in Taipei at an event organized by the National Immigration Agency in order to celebrate Internation...

Taiwan eases rules on naturalization of foreign spouses

Taiwan's parliament on Friday passed an amendment to the Nationality Act which eases restrictions governing the naturalization of foreign spouses married to Taiwanese people. According to the r...

Obtaining Taiwan citizenship to become easier

        TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foreigners applying for Taiwanese citizenship will face less risk of becoming stateless persons thanks to amendments passed by the Legisla...

Taiwan aiming to expand tourism jobs for Southeast Asian immigrants

Taipei, July 25 (CNA) The administration of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is taking steps to expand job opportunities for Southeast Asian immigrants in the tourism industry, particularly for tour gu...