HUMAN RIGHTS: Tibetan spouses of Taiwanese are now eligible for a visa that lets them stay for 60 days, but that is not enough, say Control Yuan members
According to the report, the Executive Yuan said to the Control Yuan on July 19 that it had set up guidelines for reviewing applications filed by Tibetan spouses who hold Identity Certificates for Travel (IC) issued to them by the Indian government to allow them to apply for residency under certain conditions. The Executive Yuan said the rules had been in effect since July 9.
However, the Control Yuan discovered that the guidelines were not being followed by government agencies.
In their investigation, Chao and Shen found the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “still sticks to the [old] rules” requiring Tibetan spouses to leave the country every six months to return to India to apply for a dependent visa at the Taipei Economic and Culture Office in India.