So, you are planning on returning to the USA to live as permanent residents? If so it can be complicated. I also married a Taiwanese, but we didn’t decide to get married until she had already been in the USA on a visitor visa. That makes things easier since she can stay here while we wait for our Adjustment of Status to be approved and she gets her green card. In your case, since you are already married, the process is a little different. Bringing your spouse to the USA requires an approved I-130 petition or an approved K3 visa (see K3 note below) The I-130 approval is a painfully slow process, taking several years sometimes. It hasn’t gotten any easier after 9/11 either. AIT may allow Direct Counsular Filing, which would allow both of you to be together in Taiwan while you wait. They are not on the list of approved DCF consulates, nor are they on the list of non-approved consulates (probably since they aren’t really an official consulate). I think they do if you are a Taiwan resident (you being the US Citizen).
If DCF is not an option, you must submit the I-130 paperwork to your regional INS service center in the USA and wait, and wait, etc. However, don’t worry, the INS has improved things somewhat by offering a K3 visa. This allows your spouse to enter the USA and stay with you as you wait for the I-130 to be approved. From the Doc Steen website:
Here is the sequence of events for the K-3 Visa petition:
US citizen spouse files an I-130 to the Service Center for your foreign spouse. If you are not familiar with an I-130 petition, read information at this site on how to file an I-130.
US citizen spouse receives a notice of action (or notice of receipt) from the Service Center for the I-130 petition.
US citizen spouse then sends a copy of the notice of action with a completed I-129F form and $95 fee to the Chicago INS address on the I-129F petition form.
Let me emphasize: When filing this I-129F, you need to send the entire requested materials for the I-129F form: (2) G-325A forms, adit pictures of each of you, copy of I-130 notice of receipt, copy of marriage certificate, cover letter…the whole thing, just like you were filing a petition for the first time. If you omit any of the documents, pictures, or forms, you will get an RFI (request for further information) from the Chicago Center, and it will delay the processing of your k-3 petition!
The Chicago office checks the petition, deposits the $95 fee, and sends the petition on to the Missouri Service Center. The U.S. citizen petitioner initially receives a notice of receipt from the Chicago office and later a notice of approval.
Missouri Service Center approves the petition and forwards it to the US consulate.
More good information can be found at Doc Steen’s site:
mindspring.com/~docsteen/vis … sainfo.htm
Hope that helps and good luck!
P.S. I am not a lawyer and any advice I give is just that, advice. Consult a lawyer for professional advice.