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 Notice about Nonimmigrant visas
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 email@example.com . 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)
Latest Notices about Immigrant visas
Important New Procedures for Applicants
Notice for all applicants regarding AIT’s new passport processing system: (1) K (fiancé/fiancée) Visa services: After your interview you will fill out a courier slip to have your passport returned to you. (2) All other services: You must register at www.ustraveldocs.com/tw to have your passport returned at a drop-off location of your choice.
The 2015 Diversity Visa Program (DV-2015) will run from noon October 1 through noon November 2, 2013 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The DV-2015 program will be conducted entirely electronically, including electronic entry. Paper entries are not accepted. See details for complete information on eligibility requirements and application procedures. (Posted : 2013/9/25, IV) Details »
Abandon Permanent Resident Status
Effective Jan. 14, 2013, individuals seeking to abandon their permanent resident status should appear in person at the Immigrant Visa Unit on Mondays and Wednesdays only from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (except U.S. and local holidays). Form I-407 will not be accepted by mail. (Posted: 2013/01/11, IV)
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.