AIT will be closed to the public on Tuesday, June 12 for the dedication ceremony of our new building.  Please note that all visa and other services will continue to be provided at our Xinyi Road office until AIT actually moves.   Follow us Facebook and check our website for the latest news.  

Presidential Proclamation:
On December 4, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Government’s motions for emergency stays of preliminary injunctions issued by the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Hawaii and Maryland, which prohibited the enforcement of certain sections of Presidential Proclamation 9645 (P.P). Nationals of Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela are subject to the restrictions and limitations. Click here for more information.

New Exchange Rate:
AIT will change its consular exchange rate from US$1=NT$31 to US$1=NT$30 effective January 14, 2018.
All applicants for nonimmigrant visas who pay the visa processing fee on or after January 14 must pay at the new exchange rate.
Applicants who paid the visa processing fee at the previous exchange rate before January 14 may still use their receipt within a year. 

Photo Requirements:
Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos. For further details on photo requirements please visit:

Visa Waiver Program:
If you are a citizen of a Visa Waiver Program partner but unable to travel to the United States under that program, you should apply for a nonimmigrant visa at least three months in advance of your desired travel. If you do not have imminent travel plans, you should pay the nonimmigrant visa application fee, fill out the DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application form at, and schedule a visa appointment. If your travel is imminent, you may request an expedited visa appointment. Please include in your request the date and purpose of your travel, as well as a copy of any U.S. Customs and Border Protection message you may have received regarding your ESTA status.
More information about restrictions to travel under the Visa Waiver Program, including the requirement for an electronic passport, is available at here.

Please ensure high quality printing of your deposit slip. Blurry or incomplete printing will affect your ability to make payment over the counter or the activation time of your receipt to schedule your interview appointment.
If you made your payment at the Post Office, please ensure you have deleted the first three digits (i.e. 136) of the CGI Reference Number when entering the receipt number to schedule your appointment. If you pay BEFORE 5pm local time your receipt will be activated on 1PM local time the next business day. If you pay AFTER 5pm your receipt will be activated 1pm local time on the following business day + 1 (2 days after payment).

EVUS Program:
As of November 29, 2016, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2 or B1/B2 visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports are required to update their biographical and other information from their visa application through the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) before travelling to the United States. This update must be done every two years, or upon getting a new passport or B1, B2, or B1/B2 visa, whichever occurs first.
EVUS enrollment is available at There is currently no fee for EVUS enrollment. Until a fee is implemented, travelers can enroll in EVUS without charge. The Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will keep visa holders informed of new information at

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Welcome to the U.S. Visa Information Service for Taiwan. On this website you can find information about U.S. immigrant and nonimmigrant visas and the requirements to apply for each. You can also learn how to pay the required visa application fee, and book an interview appointment at the American Institute in Taiwan.

This is the official visa information website of the U.S. Mission in Taiwan.