Red Brick Daily

Following Monday’s passage of an amendment to the Immigration Act (入出國及移民法) by the Legislative Yuan, exiled Tibetans who arrived between 2009 and June 29 this year … are to be granted legal status entitling them to work and live in Taiwan.

CNA reports that the existing law stipulates: “stateless people from India or Nepal who entered Taiwan between May 21, 1999, and Dec. 31, 2008 … and who cannot be repatriated … may be allowed to reside in Taiwan by the National Immigration Agency if their status has been verified by the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission.”

The amendment to Article 16 of the Immigration Act stretches that timeframe to June 29, 2016.

Those now covered by the change can apply for a permanent resident card or a national identification card after meeting residency terms.



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