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Adult 10-year Passport Renewals


  • We DO NOT accept walk-in renewals of 10-year adult passports.  You must renew your passport by mail if you meet all of the following requirements:
    Your most recent 10-year passport:

    • Is undamaged and can be submitted with your application;
    • Has not expired or expired less than five (5) years ago;
    • Was issued in your current name.

    If you do not meet the above requirements, please click HERE for the instructions.

  • The processing time is 6 weeks for passport and 8 weeks for passport card.
  • Expedite passport service is not available overseas.


Prepare Your Application

Please use the checklist (PDF 238KB) to prepare your application package.  Your package should include the following items:
  • Form DS-82 (Online Form Filler):  Please complete, print and sign the form including a Taiwan contact telephone number and mailing address in Taiwan.  Please complete the form in English including the following information:
    • Primary contact phone number (section 7): your Taiwan phone number.
    • Mailing address (section 8): your address in Taiwan in English.
    • List all other names you have used (section 9): for example, the ones you used before your naturalization to become a U.S. citizen or marrige.
    • Permanent address (section 18): either your address in Taiwan or in the U.S.
    • Emergency contact (section 19):  either a person residing in Taiwan or in the U.S.
    • Please sign and date the form.
  • Your most recent 10-year U.S. passport:  Original.  You must to sign your passport.
  • Your most recent U.S. Passport card (if applicable):  only if you are renewing for a new Passport Card.
  • A Social Security Number (SSN) is required for all passport applications, if you have been issued one.  If you do not have a Social Security number or cannot recall if you have one, please click HERE.
  • One passport photo (2 x 2 inch or 5 x 5 cm): The passport photo size is 2X2 inch or 5X5 cm (same as photo for U.S. visa).  No eyeglasses.  Click HERE for more information on passport photo requirements.  Photos which do not meet the requirements will be rejected.
  • U.S. Passport Delivery Online Form . Please complete and print the form.
    • Your new and previous passport will be delivered to you by courier for a fee of NT$190, pay on delivery.
    • If you apply for passport card, your new and previous passport card will be returned to you in a separate delivery via courier for a fee of NT$190, pay on delivery.
  • The non-Refundable application fee for passport book: US$130 or NTD4,290.
  • Payment Method:
    1. Online payment: pay the US$130 passport application fee via the U.S. government ‘s secure payment site Pay.gov.  See our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF 167KB) for more information.  After successfully paying the fee, you must print out the electronic payment confirmation you receive via email and include it in the package you send to AIT.
    2. Bank draft: pay by a US$ or NT$ bank draft (cashier’s check) issued by a local bank in Taiwan or post office in Taiwan.  A post office can only sell money order in NTD.  Bank draft issued in US$ is payable to American Institute in Taiwan.  Bank draft issued in NT$ is payable to 美國在台協會 (in Chinese).  Your bank draft must be issued within the past five (5) months.
  • We CANNOT accept personal checks or either US or NT cash by mail.
  • Non-Refundable Application Fee for Passport Card: US$30 or NT$990.
    • Applying for a passport card is optional.
    • If you wish to renew or apply for a passport card in addition to your passport renewal, please add the appropriate fee (US$ 30 or NT$ 990) for the card to the total amount.  The total amount should be US$160 or NT$ 5,280 for passport book and passport card application).  Fee for passport card can only be paid by money order in USD or NTD.  There is no online payment option available.


Submit Your Application

Mail your complete application to the American Citizen Services Unit at one of the following addresses via registered mail:

American Institute in Taiwan, Taipei
American Citizen Services Unit
Passport-by Mail Service
No.100, Jinhu Road, Neihu District, Taipei 114017

American Institute in Taiwan, Kaohsiung
American Citizen Services Unit
Passport-by Mail Service
5F, No. 88, Chenggong 2nd Road, Qianzhen District, Kaohsiung 806618


Additional Information

  • Your previous passport will be canceled and returned to you along with your new passport.  AIT will not cancel valid visas remaining in the old passport.
  • Change of Place of Birth
    • If your current passport lists your place of birth as “China” and you wish to change it to “Taiwan” on your new passport, you must list Taiwan as your place of birth (section 4) on your application form, and send us one of the following evidence to prove that you were born in Taiwan:
      • Unexpired Taiwan passport and 1 photocopy.  The Taiwan passport will be mailed back along with your new U.S. passport.
      • English version of the Taiwan Household Registration Transcript.
  • Change of gender marker
    • Passport applicants are able to self-certify their gender, and parents are able to self-certify the gender of their children. At this time, applicants can select male (M), female (F), or unspecified/another gender identity (X) as your gender marker when applying for a U.S. regular passport book.
    • The gender you select does not need to match the gender on your supporting documentation such as a birth certificate, previous passport, or state ID.  We no longer require medical documentation to change the gender marker on your U.S. passport.