The MOI intends to remove structural control by changing the format of the uniform ID number for foreigners
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said in a news release on Feb. 11 that
“the government has decided to revise the numerical format of the ROC uniform ID number for foreigners in accordance with that of the national ID card, so as to retain foreign talents in Taiwan and enable them to live with dignity.”
Minister of the Interior Hsu Kuo-Yung (徐國勇) said during an interview with the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei’s Taiwan Business TOPICS magazine that the MOI intends to remove structural control by changing the format of the uniform ID number for foreigners from “two English letters followed by eight Arabic numerals” to “one English letter followed by nine Arabic numerals,” same as the national ID card, according to the MOI.