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Important Information for Visa Applicants
February 15, 2023

American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Logo
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Logo

NEW: Drop off your student or employment visa application at SF Express. No AIT appointment required. Includes first-time applicants.

Student visa and employment visa applicants: If you previously traveled to the United States, you likely do not need to appear at AIT to obtain a visa. See additional instructions here on eligibility and how to apply by dropping off your completed application at an SF Express location. Applications are generally processed and returned within ten business days of receipt. Ensure your photo was not used on a prior visa application and meets requirements here. For H-1B, H-4, L-1, and L-2 applicants applying with a Taiwan passport, please include your USD $69 money order fee payment consistent with instructions or you will be required to appear at AIT in person.

Click here to read more notices on the U.S. Visa Information Service website.