Taiwan simplifies passport applications for east coast residents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Residents of remote areas of Hualien and Taitung counties on the east coast can now apply for a passport at a nearby local government office and have the travel document d...

New Indonesian worker program bypasses brokers in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesian Manpower Placement and Protection Agency (BNPTKI) Executive Secretary Tatang Budie Utama Razak said on Monday (Oct. 7) at the Indonesian Economic and Trade Offi...

'We are trapped': Zimbabwe's economic crunch hits passports

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With Zimbabwe's economy in shambles and political tensions rising, leaving the country seems the best option for many who are desperate for jobs. But those dreams often end at ...

Taoyuan's household registration offices to open services to passport applicants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting this Friday, the household registration offices across Taoyuan City’s 13 districts will allow citizens to apply for a passport at a nearby district office w...

Judge: US can't deny passport for refusing to pick gender

DENVER (AP) — A judge has ruled that U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender. ...

Italian nun next in line for Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An Italian Catholic Sister who has worked in Taiwan for 55 years was next in line to receive citizenship under recently changed nationality laws, reports said Friday. U...

Judge: No bond for Missouri man amid terrorism probe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a Kansas City, Missouri, man to be detained without bond on a passport fraud charge while the FBI investigates what the judge suggested was ...

Judge asks US to reconsider passport for intersex citizen

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday asked the U.S. State Department to reconsider its decision to deny a passport to a Colorado resident who does not identify as either male or female and refused...

Filings: Alleged attack plotter lied on passport application

CINCINNATI (AP) — New court filings indicate a southwest Ohio man accused of plotting attacks against a U.S. military official and a local police station had hoped to travel to Syria and attain martyr...