Effective January 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will require all air passengers entering the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test (a viral detection test for SARS-CoV- 2 approved or authorized by the relevant national authority), taken within 72 hours of departure​. Airlines must confirm the negative test result for all passengers before boarding. ​Airlines must deny boarding of passengers if they do not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery. This requirement is separate from the visa application process. All Presidential Proclamations restricting travel due to COVID-19 remain in place, and continue to apply to subject potential travelers regardless of their test results or vaccination status. Travelers holding a National Interest Exception also remain subject to all applicable pre-departure testing requirements.

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) understands that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment. We have worked diligently and restored all routine visa operations as of July 15, 2020. For receipts valid on or after March 20, 2020 or purchased between March 20, 2020 and July 14, 2020 AIT extended the validity of your payment (known as the MRV fee) until December 31, 2021, to allow all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/or attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee. Fees paid on or after July 15, 2020 are valid for one year from their date of purchase. 

To facilitate your interview process at AIT, please print out and bring both your appointment confirmation and DS-160 confirmation to your interview.  Please make sure the printed bar codes are clear.  Incomplete, incorrect, or unclear barcodes will NOT be accepted and will result in cancellation of your appointment.

AIT will change its consular exchange rate from US$1=NT$31 to US$1=NT$30 effective August 11, 2020.
All applicants for nonimmigrant visas who pay the visa processing fee on or after August 11 must pay at the new exchange rate.
Applicants who paid the visa processing fee at the previous exchange rate on or before August 10 may still use their receipt within one year. 

As of Wednesday, July 15, AIT Taipei has resumed routine visa services in all visa categories. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, you may follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/tw/tw-niv-expeditedappointment.asp to request an emergency appointment.

The five geographical COVID-19 proclamations (Presidential Proclamations 9984, 9992, 9993, 9996, 10041) and the two COVID-19 labor market proclamations suspending the entry of certain individuals (Presidential Proclamations 10014, 10052) remain in effect.

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Please note: Individuals coming to AIT for consular services are now required to bring and wear protective masks. You will not be allowed entry without a mask.

Taiwan has implemented temporary measures to counter the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. Travelers with certain travel may be prohibited from entering Taiwan or subject to quarantine upon entry. In accordance with Taiwan regulations, any applicant who is subject to home quarantine will not be allowed to enter AIT. Please schedule visa appointments accordingly. For the latest updates on Taiwan’s home quarantine requirements, please monitor the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website and the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

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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.