Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2020 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2020 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2020.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, you must complete …

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Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (April 4, 2020)

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 4, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 355 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On April 4, the CECC announced nine new confirmed cases.  Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC)  website  for updated information. The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory

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Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (April 3, 2020)

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of April 3, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 348 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On April 3, the CECC announced nine new confirmed cases.  Visit the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC)  website  for updated information. The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory

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Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (March 31, 2020)

Location: Taiwan Event: As of March 31, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 322 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan, with five fatalities. Latest updates from CECC: On March 31, the CECC announced 16 new confirmed cases, with 14 being imported cases and two being cases of local transmission. Patients in the imported …

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Health Alert – American Institute in Taiwan (March 30, 2020)

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of March 30, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 306 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC:  On March 30, the CECC announced eight new confirmed cases, with seven being imported cases and one being local transmission. Patients in the imported cases traveled to Taiwan from …

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Health Alert– American Institute in Taiwan (March 26, 2020)

Location:  Taiwan Event:  As of March 26, the Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has confirmed 252 cases of COVID-19 in Taiwan. Latest updates from CECC: On March 25, the CECC recommended that indoor events attended by more than 100 people and outdoor gatherings attended by more than 500 people be suspended, in order to …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for House and Senate are decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow a …

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Alert: Heightened Middle East Tensions

There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings.  Stay alert in locations frequented …

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Join AIT Director Christensen in Kaohsiung on October 23rd for a U.S. Citizen Town Hall and Consular Services

AIT Director Brent Christensen cordially invites you to a U.S. Citizen Town Hall in Kaohsiung on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 3:30-4:00 P.M.  This is the fourth in a series of town halls hosted by Director Christensen around the island.

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Alert: Typhoon Lekima

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon Lekima is currently in the western Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan. Although Taiwan’s  Central Weather Bureau (CWB) does not expect Typhoon Lekima to make direct landfall in Taiwan, the northeastern and northern parts of the island will likely begin to feel the effects of the storm from …

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Air Defense Exercise in Northern Taiwan on Monday, May 27, 2019

The Taipei City government has announced that an air defense exercise, Wan An No. 42, will be conducted on Monday, May 27, 2019, from 1:30-2:00 p.m. The exercise is scheduled for 30 minutes and will take place in northern Taiwan including Taipei City, New Taipei City, Yilan County, Keelung City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu City, and …

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Third Party Attendance at Passport and CRBA Appointment Interviews

Generally, immediate family members may accompany passport or CRBA applicants to their appointment interviews at a U.S. embassy or consulate, and all minor children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Passport or CRBA applicants also have the option of being accompanied by an attorney at their appointment interview.  Attendance by any third party, …

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Join Director Christensen in Taichung on April 24th 2019 for a U.S. Citizen Town Hall and Consular Services

AIT Director Brent Christensen cordially invites you to a U.S. citizen town hall in Taichung on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 from 10:30-11:30 am.  This is the third in a series of town halls that Director Christensen will host around the island.

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Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections – Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballot

Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away!  The majority of states require voted ballots to reach local election officials by the close of polls on Tuesday, November 6th. U.S. citizens who want to participate in the 2018 U.S. elections should already have returned their absentee ballots to their local election officials.  

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Caution Regarding Controlled Substances in Taiwan

The American Institute in Taiwan has seen an increase in arrests related to marijuana over the last several months.  AIT reminds U.S. citizens in Taiwan that penalties for possession, use, selling or trafficking (including mailing) of illegal drugs in Taiwan are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and heavy fines.  Taiwan also has …

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Passport Fee Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 …

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Earthquake in Hualien

On February 6, 11:50pm, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake – centered 18 kilometers northeast of Hualien, off the eastern coast – struck Taiwan.  Local authorities report two dead and over 200 injured in the Hualian area.  Four buildings have collapsed, two bridges – Qixing Tan and Hualian Bridge – are currently closed.  Su-Hua Highway was temporarily closed but …

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Great News about Global Entry [Video]

On November 1, 2017, Taiwan became the 3rd location in East Asia and the 12th worldwide whose passport holders are eligible for Global Entry, a program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Global Entry allows expedited immigration and customs clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the …

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Typhoon TALIM

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon Talim is currently in the western Pacific Ocean east of Taiwan.  Although Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) does not expect Typhoon Talim to make direct landfall in Taiwan, the northern part of the island will likely begin to feel the effects of the storm from Wednesday night, September 13 until …

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Join Director Moy in Kaohsiung September 15th for a U.S. Citizen Town Hall and Consular Services

AIT Director Kin Moy cordially invites you to a U.S. citizen town hall in Kaohsiung on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. This is the third in a series of town halls that Director Moy will host around the island this year; check out this video for more information. Representatives from AIT’s …

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Typhoon HATO

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon HATO is currently in the western Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan.  Although Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) does not expect Typhoon HATO to make direct landfall in Taiwan, the southern half of the island will likely begin to feel the effects of the storm in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August …

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Tropical Storm HAITANG

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Haitang is currently in the waters southwest of Taiwan.  Taiwan’s  Central Weather Bureau  (CWB) expects it to make landfall in southern Taiwan in the late afternoon on Sunday, July 30 and to track northward up the island into the evening.  Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, …

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Tropical Storm NESAT

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) cautions U.S. citizens that Severe Tropical Storm NESAT is currently in the  western Pacific Ocean southeast of Taiwan.  Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) expects it to make landfall in Taiwan on Saturday, July 29, 2017.  The island is projected to feel the initial effects of the storm as early as Friday evening.  …

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Taiwan 2017 – Visitor Information World University Games (Universiade), August 19-30, 2017

The Department of State provides U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Taiwan the following information related to the 2017 World University Games (Universiade) taking place in Taipei and the surrounding areas in August.

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Join Director Moy in Taichung April 13th for a U.S. Citizen Town Hall and Consular Services

AIT Director Kin Moy cordially invites you to a U.S. citizen town hall in Taichung on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 1:30-2:30pm. This is the second in a series of town halls that Director Moy will host around the island this year. Representatives from AIT’s consular section will also be on hand before and after …

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Caution Regarding Marijuana and Controlled Substances in Taiwan

We would like to remind all U.S. citizens in Taiwan of the guidance contained in the Department of State’s travel.state.gov website on Taiwan’s local laws, particularly as these laws relate to controlled substances. Over the last several months, the American Institute in Taiwan has seen an increase in arrests related to possession of marijuana. The …

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AIT Consular Officer to Visit Taichung March 18, 2016 for American Citizen Consular Services

(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, March 18, 2016, to provide consular services.  American citizens applying for U.S. passports and requiring the services of a notary public …

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