Nonimmigrant visas are for international travelers, including citizens of other countries, coming to the U.S. temporarily. This visa allows you to travel to a U.S. port-of-entry and request permission of the Department of Homeland Security immigration inspector to enter the United States. A visa does not guarantee entry into the United States.
All applications for nonimmigrant visas should be submitted at our Taipei office. Our Kaohsiung branch office does not accept nonimmigrant visa applications.
To apply for a U.S. visa, please click here.
For detailed information about different types of U.S. visas, you may check the U.S. Department of State’s website here.
Access to the Nonimmigrant Visa Unit is limited to the following:
- Parents or legal guardians of applicants under 18 years old;
- Aides of disabled applicants
It's Important to Apply Early
When planning for trips to the United States, we encourage you to schedule your appointment as early as possible. This will ensure we have plenty of time to conduct your interview, review your application, and determine whether we can issue a visa. We thank you for your cooperation and interest in visiting our country.
Beginning November 1, 2016, you must remove your eyeglasses for U.S. visa photos. This policy change serves to enhance the security of the application process and verify your identify faster. (Posted: 2016/9/26, NIV) Learn more here. »
United States Announces Updated Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)- Additional Enhancements to the Visa Waiver Program
On June 17, 2016 the United States announced additional changes under the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015, including an updated ESTA application form. The new law does not ban travel to the United States, or admission into the United States, and the great majority of VWP travelers will not be affected by the legislation. (Posted: 2016/6/18, NIV) For more information on changes to the Visa Waiver Program, please visit the Department of Homeland Security website here »
On April 4, 2016, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) signed a joint statement regarding cooperation on an International Expedited Traveler Initiative. (Posted 2016/04/06, NIV) Details: Global Entry | U.S. Customs and Border Protection »
Beginning in November 2016, all travelers holding People's Republic of China passports with 10-year U.S. B1/B2, B1, or B2 visas must enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) program. (Posted: 3/17/2016, NIV) For more information on this program, please visit www.cbp.gov/EVUS. »
Visitors Experiencing Flu-like Symptoms
To protect the health and safety of all of our customers, we request that visitors experiencing flu-like symptoms reschedule their appointment until after the symptoms have subsided. (Posted: 2010/01/14, NIV)