Taiwan: Passport and Visa
ENTRY/EXIT REQUIREMENTS: U.S. passport holders will be allowed to enter Taiwan without a visa for up to thirty days (no extensions allowed) if they have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry into Taiwan and they have a confirmed return or onward air ticket. Travelers must have already met any additional visa requirements for the next destination, if applicable. If the passport is valid for less than six months from the date of entry into Taiwan, travelers may apply for a landing visa with a duration of stay of no more than thirty days. The processing fee is NT $4,900 (currently equivalent to approximately US $162.00; U.S. currency is not accepted) and no extensions are allowed. Travelers also have the additional option of applying for and receiving a Taiwan visa prior to arrival in Taiwan. The processing fee is US$100.00.
DESCRIPTION: Taiwan is a stable democracy with a strong and well-developed economy. Tourist facilities are widely available.
REGISTRATION/LOCATION OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE: The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is authorized by law to perform American citizen services. Americans living or traveling in Taiwan are encouraged to register with AIT through the State Department's travel registration web site, and to obtain updated information on travel and security within Taiwan. Americans resident in Taiwan are encouraged also to become a member of AIT's group email notifications by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Americans without Internet access may register directly with AIT Taipei or AIT Kaohsiung. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the American Institute or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency.
The American Institute in Taiwan is a full passport services agency. Processing time for routine passports is about two weeks.
The American Institute in Taiwan is located at No.7 Lane 134, Hsin Yi Road Section 3, Taipei, Taiwan, telephone: (886) 2-2162-2000; fax: (886) 2-2162-2239, web site: http://www.ait.org.tw. The American Institute in Taiwan branch office is located at No. 2 Chung Cheng 3rd Road, 5th Floor, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, telephone: (886) 7-238-7744; fax: (886) 7-238-5237. AIT's citizen services section can also be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com. In case of emergencies after working hours, the duty officer at the American Institute in Taiwan at Taipei may be contacted at (886) 2-2162-2000.
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