Taiwan set to extend visa-free program for Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Russia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is poised to extend the visa-free application for passport holders from the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, and Russia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday (June 10) announced that a pass-ministerial meeting was determined to extend the visa-unfastened program for residents of the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, and Russia however formal approval of the consequences via the Cabinet remains pending. Minister without Portfolio Chang Ching-sen (張景森) advised CNA that the Cabinet needs to increase the program. MOFA stated that it currently invited officials from country-wide safety, immigration, police, investigations, tourism, economy, and exchange agencies to talk about whether to retain the program.

The meeting conducted a complete assessment of the effectiveness of the visa-loose program and got here to the realization that it needs to be endured. The findings of the meeting could be submitted to the Cabinet for approval and may be published after receiving the Cabinet’s permission. Chang instructed CNA that the placement of the Cabinet is to extend visa-free treatment for remains of 14 days to residents of the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, and Russia for every other yr.

After a successful trial run of this system, MOFA, on July 12, 2018, introduced that it would enlarge visa-free entry for the Philippines, Thailand, and Brunei for trips of 14 days at a time for 12 months. In September of the remaining 12 months, visa-unfastened entry changed into prolonged to Russian nationals for remains of 14 days. The visa-free remedy for the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, and Russia is now set to expire on July 31. Citizens of the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, and Russia are eligible for visa-free entry at the circumstance the candidates can offer the subsequent:


1. A standard passport legitimate for at least six months.
2. Confirmed go backplane or boat price ticket, or a confirmed plane or boat price tag, at the side of a valid visa, for an onward destination.
3. Hotel reservation or lodging deal with, touch information and proof of ok price range.
4. A smooth crook record, as validated at immigration on arrival at an airport or seaport in Taiwan.

My spouse gave a duplicate of my enterprise card to the security agent who went to discover our son, waiting for outdoor customs. Tom turned into delivered in to help us and redeem our state of affairs as he may want to talk their language – French. Two hours and $a hundred and sixty later, we had been given a 3-day pass – even though we’d be in us of a for 3 weeks!

A couple of years in the past, my wife and I have been in Denver, Colorado, for a convention. Just as we’re packing our automobile to depart and power returned to Indiana, my sister referred to as from Canada. “Dad is failing rapidly, we need you to come back to Canada”. An hour later she called once more to say that Dad had long past to be with Jesus. We repacked and drove to Canada. My wife is a USA citizen and I am Canadian. However, not expecting to be going to Canada on this experience we did now not have passports with us.

I did have a photograph replica of my Canadian passport and my wife had a replica of her USA passport. Not the real aspect. We arrived at the Canadian border with simplest these picture copies (always in my car) and a telegram from my sister, an affiliate pronouncing that Dad’s funeral would be in two days please come now. The Canadian customs wanted are REAL Passport and my REAL USA inexperienced card. Well after a time of negotiating and pleading – we were given permission to go into Canada.

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