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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

  • "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) 

Typhoon: AIT Closed

  • AIT offices will be closed due to Typhoon

    Due to Typhoon Megi, the AIT Taipei offices will be closed on Tuesday September 27 and Wednesday September 28, 2016. All U.S. citizens residing in or visiting Taiwan are urged to monitor local news for the latest safety and weather information. To report an emergency involving a U.S. citizen, call AIT Taipei at 02-2162-2000. For medical or fire emergencies, please call 119.  Click here for more details.


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Visa Waiver Wizard

Visa Waiver Program

  • The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)