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.
See the links on the left for more information about nonimmigrant visas.
Effective June 1, 2010, nonimmigrant visa applicants must complete the DS-160 online visa application form and bring the DS-160 confirmation page to their interview. See How to Apply for a Nonimmigrant Visa for details.
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.
AIT's computer systems for non-immigrant visa processing are currently operating
AIT’s computer systems for non-immigrant visa processing are currently operating. Any applicants with appointments for Monday, December 9, can return to AIT for their interview and visa processing without another appointment Tuesday, December 10, between 8:00-9:00 am. Applicants may also reschedule their appointment for a later date for no additional fee by visiting the Application Processing Center’s web site at http://www.visaagent.com.tw/. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this system malfunction. (Posted: 2013/12/9, NIV)
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.