Q: If i visit Taiwan for a holiday can the US cancel my US C1/D Visa? Does USA allow people to visit Taiwan?

I want to visit Taiwan for a holiday and I'll be applying for a Taiwan TAC since I have a US C1/D Visa so I don't need a Visa to visit Taiwan.. but I'm just worried if my visit to Taiwan will cause any problem or if this might lead to my US visa being cancelled.. since i heard that if you visit some middle east countries your US visa can be cancelled.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: The United States generally allows people to visit Taiwan without any consequences to their US visas. Taiwan is not on the list of countries that could potentially lead to issues with a US visa if visited.

The countries you might be referring to are those designated by the US as state sponsors of terrorism, which currently include Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Cuba. Visiting these countries can indeed lead to additional scrutiny or complications when applying for or maintaining a US visa.

However, Taiwan is not in this category. In fact, the United States maintains unofficial diplomatic relations with Taiwan through the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), which functions as a de facto embassy. Many American citizens and US visa holders visit Taiwan regularly for business, tourism, or other purposes without encountering any problems with their US visas.

Therefore, your plan to visit Taiwan using the Taiwan Travel Authorization Certificate (TAC) based on your US C1/D visa should not cause any issues with your US visa status. Enjoy your trip to Taiwan!

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