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U.S. Visa Services
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Certain applicants may drop off their visa application at a designated courier location. No AIT appointment required.

What is a Visa?

A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport.

Certain international travelers may be eligible to travel to the United States without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program, which is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

In order to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, travelers must first receive travel authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

The Visa section of this website is about U.S. visas for foreign citizens and nationals to travel to the United States. Visit Travel.State.gov for additional information.

Note: U.S. citizens do not need a U.S. visa for travel to the United States. When planning travel abroad a U.S. citizen may need a visa issued by the embassy or consulate of the country they wish to visit.

DO I NEED A VISA? HOW DO I APPLY FOR ESTA? 

Taiwan passport holders can enter the United States without a visa by applying for ESTA under the Visa Waiver Program. For information about ESTA and travel requirements see ESTA HELP 

The official ESTA website is https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov . Third party websites that submit ESTA applications are not endorsed by, associated with, or affiliated in any way with AIT.  We cannot refund amounts paid to third parties.

Apply for ESTA

APPLY FOR A VISA BY MAIL 

For some visa categories, visa renewals, and age groups, travelers who are Taiwan citizens or permanent residents may apply for a U.S. visa by mail without an appointment or in-person appearance. This process takes only a few weeks from start to finish.  Click the link below to learn more about the qualifications and how to apply for a visa by mail. 

Apply by Mail

Do You Already Know What Type of Visa You Need?  

For nonimmigrant visas, please visit our  U.S. Travel Docs  website for complete information on visa procedures and requirements, including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

For immigrant visas, please visit the travel.state.gov website for relevant instructions and forms.

If you are unsure what type of visa you need, please use the Visa Wizard below.

U.S. Travel Docs, our official partner for U.S. Visa Services in Taiwan: 

Please note that some links will redirect you to the website of U.S. Travel Docs , a third-party company authorized by AIT to handle many aspects of visa application and appointment processing in Taiwan. U.S. Travel Docs is our official visa service provider and the only private company that AIT authorizes to provide visa information and visa application services.

Contact The Call Center

To contact a visa application services call center customer service representative, please visit the U.S. Visa Information Service Contact Us page for full information or use contact information below. Please note that Call Center will be closed on Saturdays, Sundays and AIT Holidays.

U.S. Travel Docs, our official partner for U.S. Visa Services in Taiwan: 

Please note that some links will redirect you to the website of U.S. Travel Docs , a third-party company authorized by AIT to handle many aspects of visa application and appointment processing in Taiwan. U.S. Travel Docs is our official visa service provider and the only private company that AIT authorizes to provide visa information and visa application services.

Our Locations
The map below shows where we provide consular services.

Taipei Office

Utah
Telluride
Colorado Sand Dunes