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Immigrant Visas

Important Notice

  • Important New Procedures for Applicants

    Notice for all immigrant (including K) visa applicants regarding AIT’s new processing system: After your visa interview, you must register at www.ustraveldocs.com/tw to select a delivery address for your passport's return. If your visa application is approved, your passport and visa will be delivered to the pick-up location you selected. There are no extra fees associated with this service. (Posted 2014/3/14, IV) 

  • Abandon Permanent Resident Status

    Effective Mar. 17, 2014, individuals seeking to abandon their permanent resident status should appear in person at the Immigrant Visa Unit on Mondays and Fridays only from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (except U.S. and local holidays). Form I-407 will not be accepted by mail. (Posted: 2014/03/14, IV)  

  • U.S. Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

    The entry period for DV-2015 has ended. Please refer again to this website in September 2014 for updates on the Diversity Visa program for 2016. The instructions below are for the DV-2015 program; they may be helpful to potential future applicants. • Entry Instructions • DV Entrant Status Check   Details »

  • Boarding Foil and Returning Resident Visa (Appointment Needed)

    Effective Jan. 14, 2013, applicants seeking a boarding foil and SB1 (Returning Resident) visa must make an appointment. Please contact the Immigrant Visa Unit via email visaiv-ait@state.gov, or fax: 886-2-2162-2253. (Posted: 2013/01/11, IV) 

  • USCIS Announcement

    Effective February 1, 2013, all individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States. Only prospective adoptive parents whose child(ren) is/are entering the United States under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents, and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee. (Posted: 2013/01/11, IV)  See More Details on USCIS website »

Important Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa

The Department of Homeland Security - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' ("USCIS") has developed a pamphlet --  “Information on the Legal Rights Available to Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence in the United States and Facts about Immigrating on a Marriage-Based Visa” -- for visa applicants who are foreign fiancé(e)s and spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States. The pamphlet is available on the Department of State’s website:  http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/pamphlet/pamphlet_5725.html in English and 14 other languages, including Chinese.

Immigrant Visa Unit

2nd Floor, Consular Section
No. 7, Lane 134, Hsin Yi Road, Section 3
Taipei, 106
(Closest MRT Station is Daan on the Wenhu (Brown) Line)

Walk-in Information: Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 11.am., 1:00PM -3:30 PM except for AIT Holidays and the Consular Section In-service day of the month.  Click here for AIT Holidays/Consular Section Closures.

Immigrant visa applicants bringing in additional documentation do not need to make an appointment.  Please come in on Mondays only, from 8 am - 11 am.  If we are closed on a particular Monday, then you may return in person the next day, Tuesday from 1 pm - 3 pm.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT PROCESS YOUR VISA IF YOU DO NOT BRING ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION.  Click here for List of Required and Supplemental Documents

Phone: 886-2-2162-2000, press 2, then press 2 for immigrant visa information. 

Fax: 886-2-2162-2253

Any questions about visas may be sent by e-mail to visaiv-ait@state.gov

Please note that we are unable to return your call if you are calling from overseas. You may send an e-mail to visaiv-ait@state.gov or fax to 886-2-2162-2253 and we will reply as soon as we can.

Please Note

Access to the AIT Immigrant Visa Unit is limited to the following:

  • Applicants;
  • Immigrant visa petitioners;
  • Parents or legal guardians of applicants;
  • Aides of disabled applicant

Important Security Announcement: 

Please do not bring mobile phones or any electronic devices, such as Blackberries, iPods, or PDAs, as they are not allowed within AIT.  We also strongly advise that you do not bring large bags, such as suitcases or packages, to the interview on AIT grounds.

News Alerts from USCIS

  • USCIS Centralizes Filing of Form I-130

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that effective Aug. 15, 2011, petitioners residing in countries without USCIS offices will be able to file a Petition for an Alien Relative (Form I-130), with the USCIS Chicago Lockbox facility.  Click here for complete text.