Appointment Wait Times
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All applicants are processed as efficiently as possible and the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) strives to keep the wait time for appointments as short as possible. That said, the earlier you book your appointment, the more likely you are to be able to get the interview date and time you want.
Current Appointment Wait Time and Availability
Current Appointment Wait Time in Taipei
-This refers to the number of calendar days required to receive an interview appointment.
Visa Processing Time
This refers to number of working days required to process a non-immigrant visa after a Consular Officer decides to issue the visa. Although visa processing time is typically three working days, processing time for specific cases may vary due to individual circumstances and other special requirements. Visa processing time does not include the time required for administrative processing or the time required for passport delivery, which is generally one business day within Taiwan.
We strongly suggest you do not pay for travel arrangements such as airfare without having a U.S. visa in your possession. AIT bears no responsibility if you do so. AIT is unable to guarantee the issuance of a visa before any fixed travel date.
Note: A business day is defined as a day between Monday and Friday (excluding U.S. and Taiwan public holidays observed in Taiwan).