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Immigrant Visas

Important Notice

  • "Abandon Permanent Resident Status”

    Effective March 01, 2015, the Immigrant Visa Unit changed the I-407 service hours. Individuals seeking to abandon their permanent resident status should appear in person at the Immigrant Visa Unit on Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (except U.S. and local holidays). (posted 2015/10/15, IV) . 

  • Change of K1 fiancé(e) and K3 visa appointment procedures

    Effective May 1, 2014, the interview appointment procedure for K fiancé(e) and K3 visas changed. Applicants now need to make an appointment through, a website maintained by our authorized partner, CGI Stanley. Please read the procedures carefully and make sure you have paid the correct K visa fee and bring your appointment letter to your interview with any other required documents. Please do not double book your appointment online. (posted 2015/10/14, IV)  If you have any problem with the online appointment, please contact the Call Center at »

  • Changes on visa processing fees, effective September 12, 2014

    Effective September 12, 2014, the Department of State adjusted the visa processing fees for K visa (fiancé/fiancée) and certain immigrant visas because of a reallocation of costs associated with visas. For fees that are increasing, receipts for fees paid under the previous fee schedule will be valid for 90 days from the effective date of the new fees (through December 11, 2014). Receipts for Immigrant Visa application processing are not subject to the 90-day limit; they remain valid for the usual one year from the date of issuance. For visa categories in which fees are decreasing, no refunds will be available to persons who paid prior to the effective date of the new fees. (posted 2015/10/14, IV)   Additional information on changes on visa fees may be found on the Department of States website  »

  • Important New Procedures for Passport and Visa Delivery

    Notice for all immigrant (including K) visa applicants regarding AIT’s new processing system: Before your visa interview, you must register at 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 2015/3/18, IV) 

  • 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 (Posted: 2015/04/29, IV) 

  • USCIS Announcement -USCIS Immigration Fee

    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: in English and 14 other languages, including Chinese.

Immigrant Visa Unit

1st Floor, Consular Section

No. 7, Lane 134, Hsin Yi Road, Section 3, Taipei, 106

(Closest MRT Stations are “Daan Park Station” on the Xinyi (Red) Line and “Daan Station” on the Xinyi (Red) line & the Wenhu (Brown) Line


Beginning on March 1, 2015 applicants can call us for assistance with the visa application process. Call center representatives will be available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (local time) at 07010801575 (in Taiwan) or (+886) 7010801575 (from outside Taiwan), and in the U.S. (Eastern Standard Time) at (+1) 703-665-7348.  Please note that the representatives answering calls to the U.S. number will speak English.  The call center is closed on weekends and holidays observed by AIT. 

Applicants can also contact us by e-mail at:

Immigrant visa applicants bringing in additional documentation after their interview do not need to make an appointment.  You may drop off documents any business day from 1-3 pm. See our AIT Holidays/Consular Section Closures.

Posted: 2015/03/05 IV

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.

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  • Diversity Visa - Fraud Warning
    Diversity Visa - Fraud Warning

    The Diversity Visa Lottery Program is administered directly from the Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) in Williamsburg, Kentucky.  Other organizations using similar names have no connection to the KCC.  There is no fee charged by the KCC for sending an entry to the Diversity lottery program.  Click here for more details.