U.S. Citizen Services
Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstrations in Bangkok
December 8, 2013
Domestic political activists in Thailand have announced they intend to hold large demonstrations at several sites throughout Bangkok on Monday, December 9, 2013. These demonstrations may continue in the coming days, including at several Thai government facilities in areas within and outside of Central Bangkok.
In preparation for these potential activities, the Thai government has increased the police presence around government buildings and in other locations. Significant traffic delays are possible in these areas; please plan travel accordingly.
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok will be open on Monday as usual. Please check the Embassy's web page and Twitter feed for updates.
Even demonstrations that are meant to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. Be alert and aware of your surroundings and pay attention to local news media reports.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Thailand enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.Travel.State.Gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
Regularly monitor the State Department's website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Thailand. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website.
Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips.
The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy (http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/service.html) is located at 95 Wireless Road in Bangkok, and can be reached by calling 66-2-205-4049, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Embassy’s after-hours emergency telephone number is 66-2-205-4000.
The U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai (http://chiangmai.usconsulate.gov/service.html) is located at 387 Wichayanond Road in Chiang Mai. The American Citizen Services Unit of the Consulate General can be reached by calling 66-53-107-777 and by e-mail at email@example.com. The after-hours emergency telephone number is 66-81-881-1878.
Welcome to American Citizen Services Unit (ACS) of the Consular Section at U.S. Embassy Bangkok. The most common services we provide are listed both below and to the left. Please also review the links to the right for further information about your visit to ACS. If you do not find what you are looking for from the links below, please check our A to Z Index. If you still have questions or are experiencing an emergency, please contact us.
PLEASE NOTE: You must have an appointment for all routine services. The appointment system is online at our ACS Appointment System Website, which can be found here. These services include passport applications, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad, notarials, and federal benefits questions. If you come to the Embassy for non-emergency services without an appointment, we will not be able to assist you.
For the safety of all of our customers and staff, all visitors to the Embassy must pass through security screening before entering the building. To avoid excessive wait times, only customers with appointments or those experiencing legitimate emergencies will be allowed through security screening. Please do not plan to bring guests inside the building with you.
- Renewing a Passport
- Adding Pages
- Lost, Stolen
- Applying for a New Passport
- Emergency Passports
- Parental Consent
- Photo Requirements
- Missing Persons
- Medical Emergencies
- Sending Money to a Friend or Relative
- Hospitals (PDF 118KB)
- Lawyers (PDF 372KB)
Notary and Affidavits
Federal Benefits and Taxes
Traveling and Living in Thailand
Appointments are required for all services.
Make an Appointment
After Hours Emergencies
Calling from inside Thailand: 02-205-4000
Calling from U.S.: 011-66-2-205-4000
Ask for the Duty Officer
Emergencies During Office Hours
Calling from inside Thailand: 02-205-4000, 4049
Calling from U.S.: 011-66-2-205-4000, 4049
Ask for American Citizens Services
These phone numbers are not for visa inquiries.
Hours of Operation
Office Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Regular services are available by appointment only from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
U.S. Embassy Bangkok
95 Wireless Road