Visa Application Processing Fee:
The processing fee for nonimmigrant visas is US$131 per applicant. Each visa applicant must pay this fee except for certain diplomatic or official visa classes and exchange visitor (J visa) applicants participating in a program sponsored by the U.S. Federal Government. This fee is nonrefundable and should be paid in Taiwan currency at any branch of the Taiwan post office. The current fee rate is NT$4,192. (Last updated May 10, 2010.) The exchange rate to calculate this fee will be reviewed and may change every month. Applicants should pay the fee before applying for a visa.
Our postal account number is 19189005. The account name is “AIT Visa Processing Fee”. The postal receipt is valid for one year. Please bring the postal receipt when coming to AIT for an interview. In order to assist us with our record keeping, we ask that one receipt be presented for each individual. The original receipt will be collected at the time of application. You may keep a copy of it for your own records. If a certificate of payment is needed, please come to the Information Window with the courier receipt or approved visa. This fee covers the cost of processing your application and is non-refundable regardless of whether you are issued a visa or not. If you have been refused a visa and wish to reapply, you must pay a new processing fee and submit a new application form.
Application Processing Center (APC) Service Fee:
The APC service fee is NT$275 per applicant. Each visa applicant must pay this fee except for certain diplomatic or official visa classes and exchange visitor (J) visa applicants participating in a program sponsored by the U.S. Federal Government. Please pay this fee at any branch of the Taiwan post office. The account number is 19832104. The account name is “Atos Origin (Taiwan) Ltd”. Please bring the postal receipt when coming to AIT for an interview.
SEVIS I-901 Fee:
Persons applying for F, J and M (student and exchange visitor) visas with initial I-20 or DS-2019 forms issued on or after September 1, 2004 must pay the SEVIS fee before making a visa application. Dependents of F, J or M visa applicants and certain continuing students or exchange visitors do not have to pay the SEVIS fee. For detailed information on how to pay the SEVIS fee, click here. Please bring the SEVIS receipt when coming to AIT for an interview.
Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee:
Persons applying for Blanket L-1 (intra-company transferee) visas under Blanket provisions must pay a "fraud prevention and detection fee" of US$500. This fee is non-refundable and can only be paid in US dollars at the American Institute in Taiwan.
Visa Issuance Fee:
Non-Taiwan passport holders may be required to pay an additional visa issuance fee. Visa issuance fees are based on what a country charges U.S. passport holders for the same category of visa. This fee can be paid in US or NT dollars at the American Institute in Taiwan. To check visa issuance fees for your country, click here. Taiwan passport holders are not required to pay this fee based on current reciprocity schedule.
Courier Service Fee:
If your application is approved, your visa will be delivered to you via courier service together with your passport. The courier service fee is NT$170, to be paid on delivery. To check the status of a passport delivery, please click here.