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Ghanaian Woman Arrested In Taiwan For Overstaying Visa For 34 Years – Reports

Other reports indicate the woman entered Taiwan on a tourist visa in June 1989 and left in March 1990. However, officials there say there are no immigration records to show when she re-entered Taiwan.

Authorities in Taiwan arrested a 63-year-old Ghanaian woman last week for illegally staying in the country since 1990.

Although unnamed, local media reported that the woman was arrested on the morning of October 14, while waiting under a walkway in the New Taipei City’s Luzhou District of Taiwan.

“Officers were patrolling the streets of Luzhou at around 7 a.m. on Oct. 14 when they spotted the woman, who tried to hide as they approached her”, Chiang Yen-shao, head of the Luzhou Police Station said in a statement released Saturday. The police officers asked the woman to identify herself but she failed to present a valid residence permit or a passport, Chiang said.

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After an investigation, Chiang said, police found the 63-year-old woman comes from Ghana in Africa,” reported online platform Focus Taiwan.

Reports further suggest the woman entered Taiwan on a tourist visa in June 1989 and left in March 1990. However, officials there say there are no immigration records to show when she re-entered Taiwan.

She now faces deportation as she’s being held by Taiwanese immigration at a shelter.

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