sandman wrote:If my friend wanted a full investigation, I would have told him to contact the Overseas Americans in Taiwan
Tee hee hee!
AndyO wrote:A friend of mine was just recently assaulted by a customs agent at the overstay office in CKS Airport. It began as an argument over a fine for a day overstay. He got frustrated, put down some change and said it was all he had. As he walked away, the agent threw the change at his back, then ran up behind him, grabbed him by the collar and punched him in the back of the head, then threw him up against the wall, shouting "do you know who I am? I am a customs agent!" He broke away from the guy and ran. There was an airport employee with him who was helping him around the airport and was shocked by the whole incident. Eventually he ran into a couple American businessmen who helped him out and went back to the office. They paid the fine to the agent and he stamped a year ban from the country on my friend's passport. He wasn't planning on coming back to Taiwan, but still...
Ever heard of this type of thing happening?
bob wrote:Last time I came into Taiwan was on a flight from Bali. I had been drinking rather a lot on the plane so needed to urinate quite urgently when I got off the plane. There was a terribly long line up and I didn't think I could hold it so I just had a whiz in one of those potted plants they have by the immigration counter. Well by god, you should have seen the fuss that created. About four or five women got out their cameras and started taking pictures and waving money, and then these big stupid looking security guys came and grabbed me by the arms and what with my pecker still pulled out and all there was piss flying all over the place! What a mess. Next they took me into a little room and all these ugly mean looking guys started yelling at me and acting like they were going to beat me up or something. I was starting to get really scared and then next thing I remember I am waking up in the hospital and my wife is there and she is crying all over the place. In the end I had to promise never to drink on the airplane again or to piss in the potted plants at the airport. I am not an expert in foreign relations or anything but I think that this was a terrible way to treat a distinquished foreign guest like myself.
Hartzell wrote:According to my knowledge, overstay fines are best paid at the local foreign affairs police station before you go to the airport ......
I have dealt with people who overstayed their visas for decades, and by handling it this way we encountered no problems.
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