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  • The authorities of Taiwan will end automatic extensions to immigration permissions that allow foreign nationals to remain in Taiwan legally throughout the COVID-19 pandemic


The authorities of Taiwan will terminate the automatic extensions of immigration permissions for certain foreign nationals effective November 30, 2022. The extension will end for foreign nationals who entered Taiwan on or before March 21, 2020.

The authorities of Taiwan introduced 19 extensions since the beginning of the pandemic. Foreign nationals who benefited from previous extensions will be required to depart Taiwan by November 30.

For additional information on the ending of the extensions, check here.

What are the Changes?

The authorities of Taiwan plan to stop automatic extensions that have been applied to immigration permissions for certain foreign nationals. The final extension will apply until November 30, 2022. According to the announcement, this decision was made as a result of the relaxation of border and quarantine restrictions throughout the jurisdiction.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the authorities of Taiwan’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Ministry of the Interior National Immigration Agency Republic of China (Taiwan)

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