The Taiwan government has announced plans to begin collecting biometric data from immigrants entering the country looking for migrant worker or resident status, according to a FutureGov article.
The Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs is leading the program in an effort to better protect its borders and citizens from terrorists and known criminals.
The program is expected to kick-off by collecting biometrics from those applying for migrant worker status and hailing from Southeast Asian countries, which make up the majority of the 300,000 migrant workers in the country.
In addition to the new program for collecting biometrics for the country’s own safety, certain other changes in the visa program have been made in hopes of attracting talented foreigners to come work in the country as well as to ease restrictions for those visiting on emergency circumstances such as visits regarding deaths of family members who are Taiwan residents.
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