"Abandon Permanent Resident Status”
• Effective March 01, 2015, the Immigrant Visa Unit will change 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 2015/2/12, IV) .
Changes on visa processing fees, effective September 12, 2014
Effective September 12, 2014, the Department of State will adjust the visa processing fees for K visa (fiancé/fiancée) and certain immigrant visas because of a reallocation of costs associated with visas. Applicants must pay the new fees effective September 12, 2014. 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 2014/9/11, IV) Additional information on changes on visa fees may be found on the Department of State’s website »
Effective May 1, 2014, the interview appointment procedure for K1 fiancé(e) and K3 visas will change. Applicants will need to make an appointment through http://www.ustraveldocs.com/tw/, 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. If you have any problem with the online appointment, please contact the Call Center at firstname.lastname@example.org (posted 2014/4/21, IV)
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 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 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 email@example.com. (Posted: 2015/04/29, IV)
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
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
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT PROCESS YOUR VISA APPLICATION IF YOU DO NOT BRING ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION. Click here for List of Required and Supplemental Documents
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Access to the AIT Immigrant Visa Unit is limited to the following:
- 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
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.