MOFA explains Indonesian students visa rejection

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/31
By: Elaine Hou and Chung Yu-chen

Chen Chun-shen (陳俊賢), director general of the Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA)

Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) Indonesian students already enrolled at a university in Taiwan were denied visas because they are deemed to have insufficient financial resources or lack adequate proficiency in Chinese, while a few were found to have applied for visas with fake documents, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday.

According to local media reports, Taiwan’s representative office in Indonesia has refused to issue or is reviewing the issue of visas to 57 Indonesian students enrolled at Taiwan Shoufu University in Tainan.

Huang Wen-shen (黃文琛), director of the International and Cross-Strait Affairs Office at the university, in a Facebook post criticized Taiwan’s representative office in Indonesia for refusing to issue the visas.

According to Huang, some of the students have received scholarships from local gold mining companies but were still not granted visas.    [FULL  STORY]

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