[color=blue][Moderator’s Note: Starting January 7, 2007 there will be a new National Immigration Agency which will take over responsibility of immigration responsibilities such as issuing and extending ARCs, extending visas, and controlling immigration booths at ports. This topic can be used to discuss what changes are in store as far as new locations, procedures, etc. The web site for the new agency is: immigration.gov.tw/ ][/color]
Don’t know whether it’s already been talked about but this was in the Taipei Times today.
Immigration office switch
The Immigration Office under the National Police Agency (NPA), Ministry of the Interior (MOI), will become the Immigration Administration directly under the MOI on Tuesday. The new administration will handle all visa and Alien Resident Certificate (ARC)-related matters for foreigners. In Taipei, such duties were previously handled by the Foreign Affairs Division of the Taipei City Police Department until yesterday. Taipei-based foreign visitors and residents in need of visa or ARC-related services should visit the administration’s office at 15 Guangzhou Street in Zhongzheng District, Taipei (北市中正區廣州街十五號) beginning on Tuesday. Offices will also be opening in the 24 other county and municipal jurisdictions nationwide, according to the ministry.