06 Feb '12, 5am

Taiwan to implement fingerprinting scheme for SE Asian migrant workers from Mar 1

Taiwan to implement fingerprinting scheme for SE Asian migrant workers from Mar 1

The China Post/Asia News Network Monday, Feb 06, 2012 TAIWAN - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is set to enforce the new rule requiring migrant workers from four Southeast Asian countries to submit fingerprint records when applying for work visas to enter Taiwan beginning on March 1. The fingerprinting program will be run on a trial basis in March and April for applicants from Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam, said Thomas Chen, director-general of the Bureau of Consular Affairs under the MOFA. As part of the new visa application procedures, laborers interested in working in Taiwan will be required to have their fingerprints taken at Taiwan's liaison offices in their home countries before coming to Taiwan. Workers directly recruited by Taiwanese enterprises or through labor brokerage firms in Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam will have to leave ...

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