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The American Institute in Taiwan Changes American Citizens Services Unit Business Hours

PR0207E | Date: 2002-01-24

Beginning February 4, the American Citizens Services Unit of AIT Taipei will close over the lunch hour, from 12:00 until 1:30 PM. It will be open to the public from 8:00 AM until 12 Noon and then again from 1:30 until 3:30 PM. AIT Kaohsiung’s Travel Services Section hours will continue to be from Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 12 Noon.


If your American passport is due to expire in less than one year, it is time to think about renewing it. Many countries in the region require that a traveler’s passport be valid for at least six months upon arrival. You should also keep in mind that it takes approximately one month to renew a passport through AIT, so plan accordingly.


American citizens residing in Taiwan are urged to register with AIT Taipei or AIT Kaohsiung. Please visit the AIT/TSS/ACS Web site at to register on-line or stop by the American Citizens Services Unit and fill out a registration card. All Americans are invited to subscribe AIT/TSS/ACS e-mail message service. Subscribers receive the latest bulletins from the U.S. Department of State as well as news from AIT of upcoming events such as the visit of the IRS representative. To subscribe, send an e-mail to


The American Institute in Taiwan will be closed Monday to Thursday, February 11-14, for the Lunar New Year; Monday, February 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day; and Thursday, February 28, for Taiwan Memorial Day. In addition, the Travel Services Section of AIT Taipei will be closed to the public on Friday, February 1; Friday, March 1; and Monday, April 1.