Nonimmigrant visas are for international travelers, including citizens of other countries, coming to the U.S. temporarily. This visa allows you to travel to a U.S. port-of-entry and request permission of the Department of Homeland Security immigration inspector to enter the United States. A visa does not guarantee entry into the United States.
All applications for nonimmigrant visas should be submitted at our Taipei office. Our Kaohsiung branch office does not accept nonimmigrant visa applications.
To apply for a U.S. visa, please click here.
For detailed information about different types of U.S. visas, you may check the U.S. Department of State’s website here.
It's Important to Apply Early
We look forward to welcoming qualified visitors to our country for tourism, business, study, cultural and other purposes. When Planning for trips to the United States, we encourage you to plan ahead to allow us enough time to process your visa before your trip. We recommend that travelers begin the visa application process by scheduling your appointment as early as possible. This will ensure we have plenty of time to conduct your interview, review your application, and determine whether we can issue a visa. We thank you for your cooperation and interest in visiting our country.
Visa Applications from Before March 1, 2014
For applicants who already scheduled and/or paid for a visa appointment before March 1, 2014: (1) Applicants who already paid their visa fees and already scheduled an appointment: No change. Come in for your appointment as originally scheduled. (2) Applicants who already scheduled an appointment but have not yet paid: You will need to register at www.ustraveldocs.com/tw to create a new appointment and pay for your visa fees. (3) Applicants who already paid but have not yet scheduled an appointment: Contact AIT at firstname.lastname@example.org . AIT will schedule an appointment for you.
On October 2, 2012 the United States announced Taiwan’s designation for participation in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Under the VWP, eligible Taiwan passport holders will be able to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa, if certain requirements are met. For more information about VWP, click on the "Visa Waiver Program" link on the left. (Posted: 2012/10/03, NIV)
Visitors Experiencing Flu-like Symptoms
To protect the health and safety of all of our customers, we request that visitors experiencing flu-like symptoms reschedule their appointment until after the symptoms have subsided. (Posted: 2010/01/14, NIV)
Visa Waiver Wizard
Not sure if you qualify for travel under the Visa Waiver Program? Use AIT’s Visa Waiver Wizard to help you decide.