Visas to the U.S.
Welcome to the American Institute in Taiwan, Consular Section. Our office is located at No.7, Lane 134, Xin Yi Road, Sec.3, Taipei. The Consular Section of the American Institute in Taiwan offers a wide variety of visa services to the Taiwan traveling public.
Bearers of Taiwan passports traveling to the U.S. must have a valid U.S. visa, except for direct travel to Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). There are two primary types of U.S. visas, nonimmigrant and immigrant.
Nonimmigrant visas are issued to those who intend to enter the U.S. for a temporary stay and who intend to depart the U.S. at the end of their stay.
Immigrant visas are issued to those who wish to permanently reside in the U.S. ("green card" holders).
For more information on visas and how to make an appointment for a visa interview, please select from the menu on the left side of the screen.
Latest Notice about Nonimmigrant visas
On October 2, 2012 the United States announced Taiwan’s designation for participation in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Under the VWP, eligible Taiwan passport holders will be able to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa, if certain requirements are met. For more information about VWP, click on the "Visa Waiver Program" link on the left. (Posted: 2012/10/03, NIV)
Visitors Experiencing Flu-like Symptoms
To protect the health and safety of all of our customers, we request that visitors experiencing flu-like symptoms reschedule their appointment until after the symptoms have subsided. (Posted: 2010/01/14, NIV)
Latest Notices about Immigrant visas
Abandon Permanent Resident Status (Service Time Change)
Effective Jan. 14, 2013, individuals seeking to abandon their permanent resident status should appear in person at the Immigrant Visa Unit on Mondays and Wednesdays only from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (except U.S. and local holidays). Form I-407 will not be accepted by mail. (Posted: 2013/01/11, IV)
Boarding Foil and Returning Resident Visa (Appointment Needed)
Effective Jan. 14, 2013, applicants seeking a boarding foil and SB1 (Returning Resident) visa must make an appointment. Please contact the Immigrant Visa Unit via email email@example.com, or fax: 886-2-2162-2253. (Posted: 2013/01/11, IV)
Effective February 1, 2013, all individuals issued immigrant visas overseas must pay a $165.00 USCIS Immigrant Fee before traveling to the United States. Only prospective adoptive parents whose child(ren) is/are entering the United States under either the Orphan or Hague Process, Iraqi and Afghan special immigrants who were employed by the U.S. government, returning residents, and those issued K visas are exempt from the new fee. (Posted: 2013/01/11, IV) See More Details on USCIS website »
Visa Waiver Wizard
Not sure if you qualify for travel under the Visa Waiver Program? Use AIT’s Visa Waiver Wizard to help you decide.