New Exchange Rate:
AIT will change its consular exchange rate from US$1=NT$32 to US$1=NT$31 effective March 5, 2017.
All applicants for nonimmigrant visas who pay the visa processing fee on or after March 5 must pay at the new exchange rate.
Applicants who paid the visa processing fee at the previous exchange rate before March 5 may still use their receipt within a year.
Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos. For further details on photo requirements please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/photos.html.
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 ceac.state.gov/genniv/, 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 https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html.
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 www.EVUS.gov. 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 www.cbp.gov/EVUS.
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).
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.
Nonimmigrant Visa Information
- Visa Types
- Visa Fees
- Payment Options
- DS-160 Information
- Appointment Wait Times
- Photos and Fingerprints
- Visa Waiver Program
- Security Regulations
Nonimmigrant Visa Application
- Apply for a Visa
- Pay My Visa Fee
- Complete My DS-160
- Schedule My Appointment
- Change Document Delivery Address
- Track & Retrieve My Passport
- Apply for an Expedited Appointment
- Waiver of Interview
- Application Pending Further Action
Immigrant Visa Information
Local Visa Programs
- American Institute in Taiwan
- Document Drop-Off Locations
- Passport/Visa Collection Locations
- Bank Locations