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ID card lawsuit revives debate about personal data protection in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A lawsuit in Taipei has reignited the debate about to what extent one’s personal information should be disclosed on the National Identification Card. The Taipei H...

Court rules for Taiwanese man seeking removal of names of spouse and parents from ID card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei High Administrative Court recently ruled for a man who had filed a lawsuit seeking to remove the names of his spouse and parents from his new National Identific...

Taiwanese passport holder denied entry into Taiwan due to 'loophole'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese-American man with a Taiwanese passport found himself stranded at the airport after being refused entry into the country because he did not know he needed a spe...

Online registration for hotel subsidy in Taiwan’s Taoyuan begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Online registration is now available for people interested in saving up to NT$2,000 (US$68) in hotel expenses in Taoyuan from March 22 to April 30, the city’s touris...

Taiwan's new ARC numbers available Jan. 4

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government's change to the numbering system for the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC), in order to have them "m...

Second digit of new Taiwan ARC numbers will have 8 or 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government insists that although the second digit for the new numbering system of the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) ...

Taiwan's new digital IDs not made in China: Deputy interior minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Minister of the Interior Chen Tsung-yen (陳宗彥) on Wednesday (Dec. 9) stated that the inputs for Taiwan’s new digital ID cards are definitely not produced in Ch...

ARC number format to match Taiwan ID in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government's planned change to the numbering system of the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) to have them match the ...

Free one-time admission to many of Taiwan's national forest areas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Forestry Bureau will be offering Taiwanese nationals and foreigners with Alien Residence Certificates (ARC) free one-time admission to any of 12 national fore...

New Taipei gradually re-opens public venues

New Taipei City will start to gradually re-open shuttered public venues from Monday after a 45-day shutdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease, Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) announced S...

ARC number format to match Taiwan national ID in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan government's planned change of the numbering system for its Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) to match the Taiwan national identification card is to go into ...

Taiwan household registry helps teenage girl meet father for the first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 16-year-old girl living in Hsinchu City recently met her biological father for the first time thanks to the help of a local household registration office, the Central Ne...

New Taipei's spring tour subsidy begins from now until June 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nationals of Taiwan who travel by themselves instead of joining a tour group, and stay at any hotel or bed and breakfast in New Taipei which participates in the “spr...

New Taiwan digital eID could exclude gender, national flag

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- National Development Council (NDC) chief Chen Mei-ling (陳美伶) announced yesterday (March 18) that Taiwan’s new national electronic identification card (eID) will be releas...

Mother, daughter desperate to leave Venezuela flee on foot

PAMPLONA, Colombia (AP) — As night approached, Sandra Cadiz wrapped her shivering 10-year-old daughter in a blanket and prayed for a ride up the frigid Colombian mountaintop known as "the icebox." ...