The American Citizen Services and Visa Sections of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and the U.S. Consulate in Chiang Mai will not provide routine services to the public on Friday, August 7, and Monday, August 10. For emergencies, please contact: in Bangkok, ACSBKK@state.gov for American Citizen Services or VisasBKK@state.gov for visa-related emergencies; in Chiang Mai, please contact ACSCHN@state.gov for American Citizen Services or CONSCHIANGMAI@state.gov for visa-related emergencies.
Welcome to the Visa Unit’s Homepage!
Part of the Consular Section, the Visa Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.
Travelers born in the United States and those who hold dual citizenship with the United States must enter and depart the United States on their U.S. passports.
In this section you will find helpful information on how to apply for the appropriate visa based on the purpose of your travel to the United States.
For specific information on visas for temporary visitors, please see our Nonimmigrant Visas section. Those who plan to travel to the United States to establish permanent residency, please consult the information in the Immigrant Visas section of this website.
Questions? Please visit our helpful visa FAQs.
Forbidden Items and Entry Regulations
NO backpacks, suitcases, or large bags/handbags
NO laptops, tablets or MP3 players
NO cameras, electronic chargers and ear plugs
More restricted items
Only visa applicants with confirmed appointments will be granted access on to the Embassy compound. Accompanying persons are required to wait outside the Embassy entrance.
If you fail to follow these security requirements you may face delays or cancellations to your visit.