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New Requirements for USA Visa Application since September 12, 2002

American Institute in Taiwan
Taipei Office                                          
September 12, 2002

Effective immediately, the Department of State has added a new requirement for F-1, J-1 and M-1 visas.  The school or institution in the United States that has issued you an I-20, IAP-66 or DS-2019 must register you on a web site, www.iseas.state.gov  .  Visa applicants cannot access this site.  Your school or institution in the United states must register you on this web site before we can issued a visa.  You should immediately contact your school or institution and ask them to register you on this web site.  Your school or institution should then e-mail AIT confirmation that you are registered using our nonimmigrant visa address, visaniv@mail.ait.org.tw .  Once we have this e-mail confirmation, we will finish processing your visa and it will be delivered to you via courier service.

F-1 and M-1 applicant:  Please note that if the reporting date on your I-20 has already passed before you enter the United States, you must carry a letter with you from your school that explains you are allowed to start studying after the reporting date listed on the I-20.

Sincerely,

Nonimmigrant Visa Unit

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