AIT Kaohsiung Branch Office – Frequently Asked Questions

All visa applicants need to apply for their visa  in person at the AIT, Taipei office.

In order to ensure efficiency and provide you with better service, all visitors for consular services need to have an appointment.

Effective October 1, 2017, AIT no longer provides support services for the Social Security Administration.

If you reside in Taiwan and have questions regarding services provided by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in the Philippines.  For more information on their services and how to contact them, please visit their webpage at https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/social-security/.

For comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s webpage Service Around the World.

If you are already receiving SSA benefits payments, there will be no change in the method of distribution of those payments.
For latest information please check travel.state.gov – Federal Benefits and Obligations Abroad.

Please contact SSA Office in Manila to obtain a confirmation by email that you do not have an SSN assigned.  Once you have received the email confirmation from SSA Office, please print out the email (include your email to SSA Manila) and submit it with your passport application.

Please provide your information to SSA Manila
Last Name:
First Name:
Middle name:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Name of Father:
Name of Mother:
Nearest U.S. Embassy / Consulate: AIT Kaohsiung Taiwan

You can only submit your application for passport renewal after having received the email confirmation from SSA Manila.

Please contact SSA Office in Manila to inquire about your SSN and SSA Manila will email your SSN to our office.  As soon as we receive your SSN from SSA Manila, we will send you an email notification to pick up your SSN at AIT.

Please provide your information to SSA Manila
Last Name:
First Name:
Middle name:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Name of Father:
Name of Mother:
Nearest U.S. Embassy / Consulate: AIT Kaohsiung Taiwan

You can only submit your application for passport renewal after having received your SSN.

You will receive an email notification from AIT Kaohsiung Branch Office to pick up your SSN.

After having received the notification from AIT Kaohsiung Branch Office, you have two options:
1) Please schedule an appointment to pick up your SSN in person, or
2) Pick up your SSN on the same day when you come in to submit your application for passport renewal (pre-scheduled appointment is required).

Please contact SSA Office in Manila to obtain a confirmation by email that you do not have an SSN assigned.  Once you have received the email confirmation from SSA Office, please print out the email (include your email to SSA Manila) and submit it with your passport application (pre-scheduled appointment is required).

Please provide your information to SSA Manila
Last Name:
First Name:
Middle name:
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Name of Father:
Name of Mother:
Nearest U.S. Embassy / Consulate: AIT Kaohsiung Taiwan

You will apply for an SSN after having received your new passport.

Please use the checklist (PDF 355KB) to prepare your application package for a Social Security Number (SSN).  Once your application package is complete, please schedule an appointment online for “Notarial Services”  to submit your application in person at AIT Kaoshiung Branch Office.

Download Statement of Late Filing in Connection to SSN Application and Mandatory In-Person Interview Worksheet (PDF 81KB).