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The people-to-people connections between the U.S. and Taiwan are constantly renewed and strengthened by citizens who live, work, and study in each other's country.  Many successful innovators, business leaders, cultural and sports icons, and government officials in the U.S. were born in Taiwan or are of Taiwanese heritage.  To learn more explore the collection of media materials below and visit the Immigration section.

Former AIT Director William Stanton receives his permanent resident certificate from the Interior Minster, Lee Hong-Yuan, the day Stanton stepped down from his post at AIT.

William Stanton is the fourth high-level foreign envoy to have been granted permanent residency, following Henrik Bystrom of Sweden, Menno Goedhart of the Netherlands and Francisco Ricardo Santana Berrios of El Salvador.
Deputy Director General Chang Chi (right) and NIA Director General Hsieh Li-Kung (left) joins the ceremony on August 1, 2012 with Interior Minster Lee Hong-Yuan to award this honor.

Stanton will stay in Taipei and teach after his returement from AIT. Click here for more on this news.

Spotlight on the U.S. Visa Waiver Program (VWP):

What is the VWP? The VWP allows tourists and business travelers from select countries to visit to the U.S. for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa.

Is Taiwan a member? Taiwan became part of the program on October 2, 2012. Eligible Taiwan passport holders can travel on the VWP beginning November 1, 2012.

Why is it important? The VWP facilitates travel between the U.S. and Taiwan, promoting greater business, tourist, and cultural connections between our peoples.