[quote=“Boomer”][quote]In general (without rewriting some ancient post), can someone give me a short list here of what the AIT has to offer an American living in Taiwan? What I’m interested in knowing is for what purpose, practically and realistically, do Americans normally go to an AIT office?
In addition to charging fees just to call them about visas for your family or friends AIT has started issuing passports again instead of just notorization services. I personally try to avoid going to AIT as I get frustrated enough just going to the bank. I have flashbacks of a US Marine training camp every time I go in there, same mentality and everything.
Keep the faith, there may be a solution to our AIT problems.
AIT in Kaoshiung offers excellent service. The people there are courteous, efficient and have the answers and contacts in Taiwan Gov’t offices, to solve most problems in a rapid manner.
I have had good luck in my dealings with them. I am not a US gov’t employee or an AIT employee. Just a private citizen who has moved to Taiwan, got married here and do business from here.
AIT has a number of services - FREE - to help with business in Taiwan.
The main contact at AIT Ksoshiung is Mr. Charles McClellan - fine guy.
As to AIT in Taipei, if I can’t say anything good about them I will not say anything. So, I will not say anything.
Of course, if one is a consistent irritant to the political scene or attempting to run a bogus NGO scam, one should rightly expect difficulties at either office. :wanker: