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Consular Consolidated Database: Updates on Operational Status.

August 14, 2014
  • We have made significant progress and issued most of the worldwide backlog of nonimmigrant visa cases. We are working to bring the Consular Consolidated Database back to full operational capacity.
  • We continue to prioritize immigrant visas, adoption cases, and emergency nonimmigrant visa cases. We are printing visas for these cases and all cases with very few delays.
  • Please check with the embassy or consulate where you will apply for additional information.


The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers. We are doing everything possible to return passports with visas as soon as we are able to complete processing. We regret that we are currently unable to predict how long the delay will be. If you have any questions, please visit or email If you have applied and the visa was printed, you may track your delivery at

A daily update on the status of the global system is available at

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.

Visa fee information may be found on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website or the US Embassy Bangkok website.


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