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Mainland Chinese as Spouse of R.O.C. (Taiwan) National Must Undergo Security Interview at Border

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Mainland Chinese as Spouse of R.O.C. (Taiwan) National Must Undergo Security Interview at Border

A person of the Mainland China Area who is a spouse of R.O.C. (Taiwan) national should apply for an Entry Permit with the National Immigration Agency (NIA), the Ministry of the Interior, before seeking entry into Taiwan. Upon arrival at port of entry (airports or seaports), the applicant and his/her Taiwanese spouse will be interviewed separately by the NIA officers. The NIA officers conducting the interviews will carefully examine the statements from both parties. If discrepancy is found between the two parties’ statements, the NIA officers may deny his/her entry or only permit temporary entry and arrange a second interview (depending on the level of severity) to prevent marriage fraud.

In 2012, the overall number of the border interviews reached 10,283 cases, with 8,936 cases (86.9%) passed. Last year (2021), the number of interviews has dropped to 1,074 cases with 964 cases (89.8%) passed. The annual number of interviews has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak since 2020. Nevertheless, the overall marriage between R.O.C. (Taiwan) nationals and people from the Mainland China has declined gradually over the years.

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