All receipts for payment of Machine-Readable Visa (MRV) fees issued before October 1, 2022, will expire September 30, 2023. There will be no extensions of fee validity. Applicants must schedule an appointment or submit an interview waiver application before September 30, 2023 to avoid paying a new fee. Please note that the interview itself does not need to take place before September 30, 2023, but an interview appointment needs to be made in the system, even if it is scheduled months into the future. Furthermore, applicants using MRV fees paid before October 1, 2022 to book an appointment are cautioned not to attempt to change their appointment dates on or after October 1, 2023. Doing so will result in forfeiture of both the original appointment slot and the MRV fee receipt. The applicant will be required to pay a new fee and submit a new application package.

F, M, J, H, L (non-blanket), O, P, and Q visa applicants: If you previously traveled to the United States, you likely do not need to appear at AIT to obtain a visa. See additional instructions here on eligibility and how to apply by drop-off. Applications are generally processed and returned within ten business days of receipt. Ensure your photo was not used on a prior application and meets requirements here. For H-1B, H-4, L-1, and L-2 applicants applying with a Taiwan passport, please include your USD $54 money order fee payment consistent with instructions or you will be required to appear at AIT in person for an interview.

You must provide a photo that was not used on a previous visa or a passport issued more than six months ago. The photo must be taken within the past six months. Do not wear glasses. The photo must use a white or off-white background. Failure to provide a photo following guidelines will delay processing of your application.

Please see the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for current requirements on Covid-19 vaccination, Covid-19 test requirements, and details on exceptions due to humanitarian or emergency concerns.

The COVID-19 vaccine requirements for international air travelers will end at the end of the day on May 11, the same day that the COVID-19 public health emergency ends. Starting May 12, noncitizen nonimmigrant air passengers no longer need to show proof of being fully vaccinated with an accepted COVID-19 vaccine to board a flight to the United States. For more information, see here

For the latest updates on Taiwan’s quarantine and test requirements, please monitor the Taiwan Centers for Disease Control website and the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or believe you may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, you are strongly encouraged to postpone your appointment.

AIT will change its consular exchange rate from US$1=NT$32 to US$1=NT$33 effective September 16, 2023.

All applicants for nonimmigrant visas who pay the visa processing fee on or after September 16 must pay at the new exchange rate.

Applicants who paid the visa processing fee at the previous exchange rate on or before September 15 may still use their receipt before it expires.

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.

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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.