AIT Consular Officer to Visit Taichung October 14, 2016 for American Citizen Consular Services & Voting Assistance

Note: Payment for Services by Local Bank Draft In USD Only, No Cash Payment will be accepted

Representatives of the Consular Section of the American Institute in Taiwan will be in Taichung on Friday, October 14, 2016, 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 Taichung Library, located at No 100, Wuquan S. Rd, South District, Taichung City, from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon.  Appointments are not required.

Services we will provide:

  • Notarial Services
  • Passport Renewals
  • Absentee Ballot Collection

*We can only provide the services listed above.

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 will be unable to provide services without 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 $105; adult passport renewals cost $110; first-time or lost adult passport replacements cost $135; 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 for adults and children under 16 years of age, please refer to AIT’s website.

All applicants must prepare A-4 sized photocopies of all required documents before submitting 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 at the library.

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

If you have registered to vote and requested your absentee ballot prior to your state’s registration and absentee ballot request deadlines, but still have not received your ballot, please complete and return a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot to ensure your vote reaches election officials by your state’s deadline.

If you wish to submit your ballot by mail, place your ballot in a U.S. postage-paid envelope addressed to your local election officials and drop it off at the library with AIT representatives, and we’ll send it back home for you without the need to pay international postage.  Your ballot must be in either a postage paid return envelope or in an envelope bearing sufficient domestic U.S. postage, and must also be addressed to the relevant local election officials.

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