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Visas to the U.S.

Welcome to the American Institute in Taiwan, Consular Section. Our office is located at No.7, Lane 134, Xin Yi Road, Sec.3, Taipei. The Consular Section of the American Institute in Taiwan offers a wide variety of visa services to the Taiwan traveling public.

There are two primary types of U.S. visas, nonimmigrant and immigrant.

Nonimmigrant visas are issued to those who intend to enter the U.S. for a temporary stay and who intend to depart the U.S. at the end of their stay.

Immigrant visas are issued to those who wish to permanently reside in the U.S. ("green card" holders).

For more information on visas and how to make an appointment for a visa interview, please select from the menu on the left side of the screen.

Latest Notices about Nonimmigrant visas

Latest Notices about Immigrant visas

  • Are you planning to enter the United States Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery?

    The online system for submitting entries will be open beginning on October 4, 2016, and will close for entries on November 7,2016. If you are interested in entering the DV lottery make sure to apply early to avoid any system delays. This year, entries can only be submitted electronically—paper entries will not accepted. To find out more, please visit: 

  • "Abandon Permanent Resident Status Schedule Change”

    Effective immediately, submissions of abandonment of legal permanent residency (LPR) will only be held on the first and third Thursday of every month from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm (except holidays). LPR abandonments will only be held at these times. Individuals seeking to abandon their LPR status should appear in-person with their required documents at the Immigrant Visa Unit within these designated service hours. (Posted on 2016/08/24, IV)  

  • New Procedures for Passport and Visa Delivery

    Before your visa interview please register at to select a delivery address for your passport's delivery. 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 2015/12/30, IV)