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China proposes fingerprinting of foreign workers

16:38 07/01/2012
Chinese legislators are considering introducing new visa rules that would require fingerprinting of foreigners wanting to work or study in China. The draft law, which proposes to give the public...

Taiwan sees increase in first-time in-person biometric passport applications

14:08 01/01/2012
Taiwan's Foreign Ministry announced that more than 300,000 citizens have applied for their first-time biometric passports in person this year; Now a requirement in Taiwan for all first time passport...

Japan set to launch new migrant grading system

19:01 29/12/2011
This spring, Japan is set to begin grading skilled foreign workers. Those immigrants with higher grades will receive preferential treatment from the Japanese government. The government will break...

South Korea urged to sign International Migration Convention

17:57 29/12/2011
Requests have been made to the South Korean government to sign the international migration convention that would provide greater protection for migrants. An event was held in Seoul by the...

Survey reveals public opinion on immigration

11:35 28/12/2011
A public opinion survey conducted by Transatlantic Trends has shown that the public perception of immigration is largely positive - many of the people surveyed being pleased with the benefits...

Taiwan introduces e-gates to speed-up immigration checkpoints

18:44 16/12/2011
Beginning 2012, Taiwan's immigration department will officially launch E-gates at three airports and one seaport to help expedite passenger clearance at immigration control. This will reduce...