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Announced on June 2, 2016.
One Muslim sister mentioned recently that she was forced to remove her veil in public by an immigration officer at Taoyuan Airport. So IAT sent an official letter to National Immigration Agency on May 30 issued No.10513, asking them not to force Muslim females to remove their veils in public. If they want to have further checkup, they shall ask one female officer to lead the Muslim lady to a room for her to remove the veil inside for further checkup.
The Secretariat of IAT received a call from the Immigration Agency this morning (June 2) informing us that they have advised the related officers regarding this issue and will educate new officers in the future. They will make it their SOP “let a female officer lead the Muslim lady to a room for her to remove the veil inside for further checkup” and will not ask a Muslim lady to remove her veil in public.
In case an officer forgets the SOP and asks a Muslim lady to remove her veil in public, the officer was asking us not to remove the veil because of fear or to reject and become angry. All we have to do is remind the officer their SOP and let a female officer lead us to a room for further checkup.
Please share this information with our brothers and sisters. Thank you!