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

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).  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.

What Type of Visa Do You Need?  

For short-term visits to the United States (for tourism, business, education, and more), you can go directly to the online application (form DS-160). For immigrant visas,  which are issued to foreign nationals who intend to live and work permanently in the United States, you can visit the U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services site for the relevant forms.  If you are unsure what type of visa you need, please use the Visa Wizard below.

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.

  • Email: support-taiwan@ustraveldocs.com
  • Telephone:
    Callers in Taiwan: 02 7741-7989 or 02 7741-7998 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Taiwan Local Time, English and Mandarin)
    – Callers in the United States: 703-665-7348 (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time, English only)
    – Callers in other countries: +886 2 7741-7989 or +886 2 7741-7998, or +1 703-665-7348
  • Please click here to see AIT Holidays.

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

Taipei Office

AIT Holidays

Colorado Sand Dunes