An official website of the United States government

AIT Consular Officer to Visit Taichung September 25 for American Citizen Consular Services & Voting Assistance
September 17, 2020

American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Logo
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Logo

AIT Consular Officer to Visit Taichung September 25 for American Citizen Consular Services & Voting Assistance

Representatives from the Consular Section of the American Institute in Taiwan will be in Taichung on Friday, September 25, to provide consular services and voting assistance.  U.S. citizens applying for U.S. passports and requiring the services of a notary public for U.S. purposes may come to the 3rd Floor, Multi-Functional Classroom, National Library of Public Information, located at No 100, Wuquan S. Rd, South District, Taichung City, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Appointments are not required.  You will be asked to provide your name and contact number at the entrance so please plan to arrive early to allow time to enter the library. Please bring and wear a protective mask while inside the library.

Services we will provide:

  • Notarial Services
  • Passport Renewals
  • Absentee Ballot Collection

*We can only provide the services listed above.

Note: No Cash or Credit Card Payments will be accepted.  Payment for services by Local Bank Draft in USD only.  See below for specific instructions.

Payment for services must be made by local bank draft (Cashier’s Check) in U.S. Dollars (本地銀行的美金匯票) payable to “American Institute in Taiwan” with no other amendments or notations (such as “Not Negotiable”).  We regret that we can only provide services after receiving payment by local bank draft at the time of the visit.  Please ensure that your bank draft is for the exact cost of your services.  Minor child passport renewals cost $115; adult passport renewals cost $110; all notary services are $50 per notary signature.  More details of the fee schedules can be found here.

For passport renewal information and required documents, please refer to AIT’s website here for adults and here for children under 16 years of age.

All passport applicants must prepare A-4 sized photocopies of all required documents before arriving to submit the passport application.

For passport renewals, the passport will be ready in about three weeks and will be sent to the applicant by courier.  The previous passport will be cancelled and returned to the applicant on-site.

Please contact AIT’s Taipei Office at 02-2162-2000 ext. 2306 or by e-mail at TaipeiACS@state.gov for further information.  For more detailed information about American Citizen Services, including fees, please refer to AIT’s website.

Your Vote Counts.   Drop off your voted ballot with AIT representatives and we will send it for you!

Many states allow you to return your voted ballot electronically.  If your state requires you to return paper voting forms or ballots to local election officials by mail, you can do so free of charge by following these instruction :   Place your voted ballots in “postage paid” return envelopes (click here to create envelope) or in envelopes bearing sufficient domestic U.S. postage, and address them to the relevant local election officials.  Drop the envelopes off at the library with AIT representatives, and we’ll send it back home for you without the need to pay international postage.

If you have registered to vote and requested your absentee ballot by your State’s deadline but have not received your regular State ballot within 30 days of the election,  you may use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB).  It is a backup ballot you can use if you don’t receive your ballot in a timely manner.  If your official absentee ballot arrives after sending in the FWAB, fill out and send in the official ballot too. Only one will be counted.

If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact AIT’s Voting Assistance Officer at voteTaipei@state.gov.