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Taiwan relaxes visa rules with fresh changes to immigration act: Here are the details

09:47 PM | 2 Apr, 2024
Taiwan relaxes visa rules with fresh changes to immigration act: Here are the details

TAIPEI CITY - The government of Taiwan has amended the immigration policy effective from March 1st under which some visa rules have been relaxed.

According to the changes, foreigners may now apply for an extension of their visitor visa at the National Immigration Agency provided that they were originally permitted to stay for 60 days or longer and their visa does not bar extension.

It is to be highlighted that the fee for such an extension is 300 New Taiwan dollars (about US$9.39) though extension of visitor visas was previously not allowed.

It is to be elaborated that the extension period that is allowed cannot exceed the original permitted duration of stay and may not exceed a total stay of over six months.

Moreover, applicants holding an Alien Resident Certificate may now apply to extend their status up to three months before expiration, up from one month.

Besides, the changes also include allowing foreign nationals who entered the country under a resident visa on or after Jan. 1, 2024, to have 30 calendar days to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate; previously the allowed duration was 15 calendar days.

Though the visa rules have been relaxed in general, Taiwanese officials have introduced more restrictive changes to immigration policy, including for foreign nationals born in mainland China, BAL reported.

For these applicants, it has been directed to submit additional supporting documents when applying for an alien residence card or alien permanent residence card. This has been done to ascertain that these applicants do not have a household registration in China or have obtained a Chinese passport.

The government has also revised the overstay penalties to NT$10,000–NT$50,000 (from NT$2,000–NT$10,000), and the maximum ban from entering the country due to overstay has been enhanced from three to seven years.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 21 April 2024

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US Dollar and other currencies on April 21, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro stands at 293 for buying and 296 for selling while British Pound hovers at 342.25 for buying, and 345.65 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.20 and Saudi Riyal's new rate was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 293 296
UK Pound Sterling GBP 342.5 346
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.2 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.55 748.55
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.47 38.87
Danish Krone DKK 39.78 40.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.53 35.88
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.11 912.11
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.08 58.68
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.22 166.22
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.61 25.91
Omani Riyal OMR 723.2 731.2
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.45 77.15
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.31 25.61
Swiss Franc CHF 305.47 307.97
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71

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