The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) can assist U.S. citizens abroad who are temporarily destitute due to unforeseen circumstances.
U.S. citizens in Taiwan who find themselves in these circumstances should contact AIT office in Taipei or Kaohsiung. You may also contact the State Department’s Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747 (during business hours) or 202-647-5225 (after hours).
Consular officers can help destitute U.S. citizens contact family, bank, or employer to arrange for transfer of funds. In some cases, these funds can be wired through the Department of State. Please click here for information on fund transfer.