By: T.H Kuo and Lillian Lin
Pingtung, June 25 (CNA) Personnel from 12 government agencies got on board the
National Immigration Agency’s (NIA) mobile unit Thursday, when it traveled to the southernmost county of Pingtung in an expansion of service to new immigrants in remote areas.
NIA Deputy Director Ho Jung-chun (何榮村), who was onsite to check on the efficiency of the service, said the NIA mobile unit will visit Pingtung every three months to process new immigrants’ applications for resident visa extensions and to provide consultations.
Since the Ministry of Foreign Affairs joined the government mobile service last October, it has also been serving Taiwan citizens who can now submit applications for biometric passports to the mobile unit and obtain the documents on the spot the same day, Ho said. [FULL STORY]