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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AIT Taipei Is Still Providing Services on Xinyi Road [Video]

As you’ve seen in the news, we had a very successful dedication ceremony of our new AIT facility in Neihu on June 12th. We haven’t yet moved into the new building, so all consular services are still being provided at our Xinyi location.
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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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