AIT offices to close Wednesday in honor of former U.S. president

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Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), which represents U.S. interests in Taiwan in the absence of official diplomatic ties, announced Tuesday that its offices will be closed the following day to honor the memory of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30.

In a press release, the AIT said all offices, including the Consular Section, the Agricultural Trade Office, the American Center, the Commercial Section, and the AIT Kaohsiung branch office, will be closed that day and will re-open at the usual time on Thursday.

According to the AIT, the office closure came in the wake of an Executive Order issued by President Donald Trump on all federal offices and employees, as a mark of respect for Bush.

The AIT, meanwhile, said individuals who had non-immigrant visa interview appointments scheduled for Wednesday will automatically be rescheduled to the same time on Friday.

Also, individuals who had appointments for American Citizen Services scheduled for that day will also be rescheduled to Friday, or they can use AIT's online appointment system to reschedule their appointments, it said.

For Global Entry applicants with interviews at AIT scheduled for Wednesday, AIT staff will contact them by phone and e-mail to reschedule those interviews.

(By Elaine Hou and Ko Lin)

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