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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 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 to create a new appointment and pay for your visa fees. (3) Applicants who already paid but have not yet scheduled an appointment: Contact the call center at to reschedule your appointment. 

  • Taiwan in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)
    Taiwan in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

    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

  • "Abandon Permanent Resident Status”

    Effective September 1, 2014, individuals seeking to abandon their permanent resident status should appear in person at the Immigrant Visa Unit on Thursdays only from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (except U.S. and local holidays). Form I-407 will not be accepted by mail. Appointment is not required. (posted 2014/8/25, IV) . 

  • Change of K1 fiancé(e) and K3 visa appointment procedures

    Effective May 1, 2014, the interview appointment procedure for K1 fiancé(e) and K3 visas will change. Applicants will need to make an appointment through, a website maintained by our authorized partner, CGI Stanley. Please read the procedures carefully and make sure you have paid the correct K visa fee and bring your appointment letter to your interview with any other required documents. Please do not double book your appointment online. If you have any problem with the online appointment, please contact the Call Center at (posted 2014/4/21, IV) 

  • Important New Procedures for Passport and Visa Delivery

    Notice for all immigrant (including K) visa applicants regarding AIT’s new processing system: After your visa interview, you must register at to select a delivery address for your passport's return. 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 2014/3/14, IV) 


  • The Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any location, citizenship document, or visa category. We apologize to applicants who are experiencing delays or are unable to obtain a passport, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or visa at this time. We are working urgently to correct the problem and expect our system to be fully operational again soon.


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