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Visa Appointments

In Thailand, non-immigrant visa interviews are conducted by appointment only.To make an appointment for a non-immigrant visa, visit Visa Information Service website or contact the Visa Call Center at 001-800-13-202-2457.

Note:You must purchase a personal identification number (PIN) in order to access the visa information and non-immigrant visa appointment services.PINs can be purchased online or by pone at 001-800-13-202-2457 with acredit card or at participating Thailand Post Offices.For detailed information on how to purchase and use a PIN, please consult the How to Purchase and Use a PIN (PDF 512KB) instruction guide or review the checklist on how to apply for a U.S. visa.(PDF 115KB)

If you live in Chiang Mai or its surrounds, youshould interview for non-immigrant visas in Chiang Mai.

On the day of your interview, in addition to the mandatory visa application forms, please also bring all necessary supporting documents you believe will be of assistance.Consular officers are only required to review the application and other required documents, but may ask for additional supporting information.If applying as a married couple or with children please also be prepared to present original marriage certificates and/or birth certificates.Also provide any original name change documents if current names do not match those found in the legal documents.

Only individuals applying for a visa are allowed to enter the compound.Visa applicants may not bring family members, colleagues, or friends with them, even if those individuals are American citizens.During the interview process, each applicant must present his or her case individually.Applicants should be prepared to talk about their ties and their travel motives without the accompaniment of other family members or legal representation.The only exceptions are for children under the age of 13 and applicants with disabilities who may be accompanied under certain circumstances.

On your appointment day, please:

  • Make sure all forms are filled out completely and signed.
  • Bring all required items to the Embassy’s Consular Section half an hour before your scheduled interview.If you arrive more than half an hour before your scheduled interview, you will be asked to wait outside of the Embassy.This will be strictly enforced for security purposes and because the waiting area has limited seating and for security purposes.If you arrive more than an hour after your scheduled appointment, or are not prepared with all of the required documentation at your appointment time and cannot return within an hour after your appointment time, you will be not be permitted entry and will be required to make a new appointment.
  • Prepare to pass through the security checkpoint —electronic devices, including cellular phones are not permitted. Backpacks, suitcases, attaché cases, and strollers are also not allowed.

For more on what to expect on the appointment day, please consult step three of the how to apply for a U.S. visa checklist (PDF 115KB).

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