NEW! UK Passport holders can now stay 6 Months visa free!

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NEW! UK Passport holders can now stay 6 Months visa free!

Postby patsun » 02 Mar 2009, 20:38

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“In response to the U.K. government's generosity and goodwill, Taiwan's government will be extending visa-free stays for U.K. passport holders from the current 30 days to 90 days, beginning March 10,”Foreign Minister Francisco H.L. Ou announced at a reception to introduce vias-free travel to Britain.

He added that the initial 90-day stay can be extended for a further 90 days once U.K. travelers have entered Taiwan, the most favorable visa-free treatment that Taiwan provides to citizens of any country


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http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/fore ... ounces.htm
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Re: NEW! UK Passport holders can now stay 6 Months visa free!

Postby TheLostSwede » 02 Mar 2009, 22:26

The possibly good news in this story is:
The move has spurred debate in other countries over whether to make a similar move, as diplomatic sources said Feb. 27 that Germany and other Schengen Agreement countries were also considering offering visa-free treatment to Taiwan passport holders.

Who cares about Brittan anyhow? :wink:
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Re: NEW! UK Passport holders can now stay 6 Months visa free!

Postby Buttercup » 02 Mar 2009, 22:30

That's cool! Never thought they'd extend it back.
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Re: NEW! UK Passport holders can now stay 6 Months visa free!

Postby jimipresley » 02 Mar 2009, 22:35

Does this mean Ms Buttercup's going to be back?
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Re: NEW! UK Passport holders can now stay 6 Months visa free!

Postby Buttercup » 02 Mar 2009, 22:40

jimipresley wrote:Does this mean Ms Buttercup's going to be back?


My life is far too complicated right now, but at some point. I'm waiting for a pot of money. Life is going to be pretty much bollocks while I have to get up at 8 everyday to do stoopid shit for 35 hours a week, in the middle of the day.
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Re: NEW! UK Passport holders can now stay 6 Months visa free!

Postby Lord Lucan » 03 Mar 2009, 09:10

This appears to be rather splendid news.

Just rang Zhonghua travel in HK. They have not heard of this news. Will ring MOFA or BOCA or some other coffeenym agency in Taipei and see if they know anything about it. Does anyone have an official Chinese press release or owt that I can refer to?

Having just read Marc Faber's latest pronouncements on the global economy, I am thinking of going back to Taiwan and working on Maggie's Farm.
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Re: NEW! UK Passport holders can now stay 6 Months visa free!

Postby irishstu » 03 Mar 2009, 09:12

Rather splendid indeed.
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Re: NEW! UK Passport holders can now stay 6 Months visa free!

Postby patsun » 03 Mar 2009, 09:32

Lord Lucan wrote:This appears to be rather splendid news.

Just rang Zhonghua travel in HK. They have not heard of this news. Will ring MOFA or BOCA or some other coffeenym agency in Taipei and see if they know anything about it. Does anyone have an official Chinese press release or owt that I can refer to?

See:
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/fore ... ounces.htm


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Re: NEW! UK Passport holders can now stay 6 Months visa free!

Postby the bear » 03 Mar 2009, 09:37

jolly good news what? now I'll have to get my uk passport renewed after all....

oh and on a semi-related note england's finest band of lager louts, the oasis, are rumored to be coming here april 3...
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Re: NEW! UK Passport holders can now stay 6 Months visa free!

Postby Lord Lucan » 03 Mar 2009, 10:30

If I get a hold of an official press release I'll post it here. This could be one of those "Muzha line to be finished by Dec 1992" or "Direct links envisaged for 1995" things that never actually happens....
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