36 Vietnamese stowaways came from China, tested for coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As five more Vietnamese stowaways trying to illegally immigrate to Taiwan were captured on Wednesday (Sept. 16), news surfaced that they had transited from China and were ...

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. ...

6 Vietnamese stowaways break out of quarantine in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six Vietnamese nationals who had been arrested for trying to sneak into the country illegally escaped from their quarantine and detention facility in western Taiwan on Tue...

Reduced penalties for self-reporting visa overstayers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced on Friday (March 20) an extended program to encourage foreign nationals who overstay their visas to turn themselves in and ...

Taiwan organizations call for illegal migrant worker amnesty

Several organizations called for an amnesty for illegal migrant workers in Taiwan on Wednesday (March 4), saying that excluding them from the epidemic prevention system amid the COVID-19 coronavirus o...

Taiwan urges public to avoid gatherings of more than 1,000 participants over coronavirus concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is asking people to avoid public gatherings of more than 1,000 participants over concerns of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which has sickened 42 people ...

Illegal migrant workers in Taiwan not to be excluded from coronavirus fight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All migrant workers should be incorporated into the effort against the coronavirus (COVID-19), including illegal ones, said Taiwan’s Minister without Portfolio Lin W...

Taiwan health minister opposes crackdown on illegal foreign nurses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There should be a focus on the prevention of infections and on education instead of a crackdown on illegal foreign caregivers and nurses during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVI...

60-year-old Taiwanese customer wants to wed Vietnamese KTV hostess busted by police

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After six Vietnamese women were arrested for working illegally at a KTV club in southwest Taiwan, a 60-year-old customer claimed he was willing to divorce his wife and marry on...

413 Vietnamese, Indonesian illegal workers arrested in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Saturday (June 15), Taiwan's National Immigration Agency (NIA) arrested 413 migrant workers for working illegally, with the majority being Vietnamese and Indonesian nati...

Taiwan deports 268 illegal immigrants in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In the month of May, 268 illegal immigrants were deported to their home countries, the largest number in a single month since an amnesty program began at the start of the year,...

Record 40 Indonesian migrant workers deported from Taiwan in one day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Forty illegal Indonesian migrant workers were deported on Monday (May 27), setting a single day record for deportations of foreign workers, announced the National Immigration A...

Taiwan’s Yunlin petitions to authorities to permit migrants to work as agricultural helpers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Yunlin County Magistrate Chang Li-shan (張麗善) petitioned Taiwan’s agriculture and labor authorities to introduce migrant workers to solve the problem of labor shortages in...

22 unaccounted for Vietnamese workers, tourists nabbed in Taipei slaughterhouse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Last night (Feb. 26), 22 unaccounted for Vietnamese migrant workers and tourists were arrested at a poultry slaughterhouse in Taipei, according to the National Immigration Agen...