Q&A: After 10 years, it’s (probably) the end of ‘The Trip’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was never supposed to be more than one “Trip” for Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and director Michael Winterbottom. But, however improbably, the band came back together for a second...

New measures to the rescue of coronavirus stranded foreigners in Taiwan

Taiwan is offering a 30-day automatic extension for foreigners who come into the country with a visa waiver, visitor visa, or landing visa, plus assistance for overstayers, according to a Bureau of Co...

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 ...

Update: Taiwan bans all foreign visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 18) announced that as confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to stream in, all fo...

Fleeing Maduro, Venezuelans find nightmare in Trump's jails

MIAMI (AP) — When Jose Ramon Zambrano and his pregnant wife crossed the Rio Grande to apply for asylum in the U.S., they were looking for a fresh start far away from a certain arrest in his native Ven...

Nigeria to address issues that led to visa restrictions

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's government pledged Saturday to try to address security issues the Trump administration cited in its decision to stop granting immigration visas to pe...

Fleeing war, poverty, African migrants face racism in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Two Sudanese sisters, Seham and Ekhlas Bashir, were walking their children home from elementary school in a Cairo neighborhood when a group of Egyptian teenagers crowded around them. They...

Refugee's overstay in New Zealand could fuel Aussie tensions

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A refugee who wrote an award-winning book while being held in detention has overstayed his visa in New Zealand, according to at least one official and the man's lawyer, ...

Japanese man overstayed Taiwan visa by 36 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency (NIA) is preparing to send a man home to Japan who overstayed his visa by 36 years while living in the Hualien County countryside. T...

Taiwan's Control Yuan wants corrective steps over undocumented migrant babies

The Control Yuan on Tuesday approved a measure requiring the Executive Yuan, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) and Ministry of Labor to take steps to correct flaws that have resulted in nearly 500...

Taiwan arrests record number of overstayers, mostly Vietnamese and Indonesians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency (NIA) arrested a record 387 visa overstayers in one day Saturday (October 19), the bulk hailing from Vietnam and Indonesia. From the ear...

Britain threatens to deport doctor to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Britain is threatening to deport a 27-year-old doctor to Taiwan within a week even though she has spent more than half her life in the European country, British media repo...

Visa overstayers in Taiwan urged to self-report by June 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency (NIA) is calling on foreign nationals who overstay their visas to turn themselves in by June 30 before an amnesty program expires. The p...

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...

165 people across Taiwan arrested for overstaying visas, working illegally

TAIPEI (CNA) -- A total of 165 foreign nationals, many of whom were Vietnamese and Indonesians, were arrested Saturday as part of a nationwide sweep carried out by the National Immigration Agency (NIA...