An experience getting a new passport at AIT in 2016

Note actual experiences may vary as AIT moves to a new location.

A Sep 2016 experience getting a new passport at AIT, the American Institute in Taiwan. The cost was US$110/NT$3630. New passport can be mailed or can be picked up at AIT. I chose to return to AIT to pick up my new passport while retaining my current valid passport until new passport was available for pickup at AIT at which point I submitted current passport for revoke and received new one. Kept the old one. There’s a photo booth available on first floor inside AIT which provides passport approved photos for NT$200.

  • Scheduled appointment online at AIT website on a Tuesday. The earliest available appointment was 3 days later on a Friday. Printed appointment form.

  • Submitted passport application with required documentation to AIT on a Friday.

  • 12 days later notified by AIT via email that passport was ready for pickup.

  • Scheduled an appointment to pickup passport. The earliest available appointment was Thursday.

  • 14 days from application submittal picked up passport.