I want to get a Social Security Number for him now, but it appears that it’s no longer supported by AIT as of October 1, 2017. Here’s their page about it:
It looks like they are deferring those services to the office in the Phillipines.
Does anyone know if it’s still possible to do this in Taiwan? My child will be coming to the states in September, so I could do it then, but I still wanted to see if there’s a way to do it in Taiwan ahead of time.
Im applying now for my child’s social security number from within Taiwan and I am livid.
AIT cant do it.
It must be done through the Manila office. They require 3 different documents to be AIT certified. AIT charges $50 USD per certification. That is $300 USD for 6 documents for two kids. WTF!!!
Manila says you can avoid those fees by mailing them your originals…birth certificates and passports, and they will mail them back, but it takes 3 months to do.
My youngest nephew and niece haven’t done their US citizenship yet. So the easiest and cheapest would be getting citizenship certificate and passport at AIT and getting SS card on their next trip to the US?
Just wondering are your kids recently born? If so then the AIT in Taipei might do the notaries for free. When I applied for my kids CRBA and passport they told me when the passport came to come back and they would provide the notaries for the SSN for free. When I went back they did do it for free. I did all of this last September, so maybe they have changed their policies.