In the event of an actual emergency, AIT will post up to date instructions specific to the circumstances of the event on our website and send messages to U. citizens who have registered through the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
Enroll your trip with STEP to ensure you receive these messages during an emergency.
Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crime. One of the first things you should do upon arriving in Taiwan is to learn about earthquake and disaster preparedness from hotel or local government officials.
One of the problems English language learners face is dealing with the differences between British and American English.
This was especially true at the school in Thailand where I taught.
Routine American Citizen Services appointments are available online. The United States maintains unofficial relations with the people on Taiwan through the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), a private nonprofit corporation, which performs U. citizen and consular services similar to those at embassies. If you plan to stay longer than 90 days or plan to work or join family, you need a Taiwan visa prior to traveling. See our website for information on dual nationality or the prevention of international child abduction. Potential for Civil Disturbances: Taiwan enjoys a vibrant democracy, and spontaneous and planned demonstrations occur.
AIT is open Monday through Friday and is closed on Taiwan and U. If you wish to enter Taiwan as a tourist or short-term visitor (less than 90 days), you do not need a visa. Visit the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)’s website for complete visa information. dual nationality, you must enter/exit Taiwan on your Taiwan passport and enter/exit the United States on your U. Monitor media coverage of local and regional events and avoid public demonstrations.