||95 Wireless Road
||Monday - Friday 8am-3pm (Closed Last Friday of every month)
Best Contact Method:
||E-mail (they're very responsive)
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves
||As of Aug 8, 2011 - the Average time to receive packet 4 after mailing packet 3 is 25 days. The Average time to the Interview after mailing Packet 3 is 75 days. Time from NVC to Interview is difficult to average correctly since this includes time to receive and prepare packet 3. To save time you should visit the BKK website and download Packet 3 forms. Do as much as you can in advance of NVC sending to BKK.
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains:
||Case Number Cover Letter
Special Instructions for Thai Applicant, Written in English/Thai
Checklist of Required Documents to Prepare, Translations to Obtain, Photocopies.
DS-230 Part I Application for Immigrant Visa & Alien Registration
DS-156 Non-Immigrant Visa Application (print application)
DS-156K Non-Immigrant Fiance(e) Visa Application
DS-157 Supplemental Visa Application
I-134 Affidavit of Support
Note: Just to prevent any confusion, "Optional Form 171" in this packet talks about having DS-230 PART 2 completed. If you are applying for a K1 Fiance visa you do not need this and it should not have been included in your packet if it was. If you fill in forms and print online, discard PART 2 of DS-230.
Official statement from the embassy states,
"This form (DS-230 PART 2) is for immigrant visa applications, not fianc� visa."
You can download all Forms, Packet 3, and Packet 4 from the website before they send it to you.
Issues Packet 4?
Packet 4 Contents (if known):
||Interview Appointment Cover Letter
Special Instructions for Thai Applicant, Written in English/Thai
Order of Documents/Checklist to bring to Interview
Medical Packet Forms:
BKK-MEI Medical Examination Instructions and Approved Medical Providers
DS-2053 Medical Examination for Immgrant or Refugee Applicant
DS-3024 Chest X-Ray and Classification Worksheet
DS-3025 Vaccination Documentation Worksheet
DS-3026 Medical History and Physical Examination Worksheet
Forms to Consulate?
||DS-230 Part I (unsigned)
2 passport photos
Copy of passport
DS-2001 Checklist Included with Packet 3, Signed, Stating all Requirements Obtained.
*Must be mailed to the IVU*
U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Consular Section
Attention: Immigrant Visa Unit
95 Wireless Road
Other Forms (if any)?
Direct Consular Filing Offered?
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country?
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview?
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"?
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in?
Visa issued same day?
If not what's the waiting period?
You have the option to pick up your visa package the day it's issued at the Rong Muang Post Office (Mo-Fr 8:00-18:00, Sa, Su, Holidays 8:00-16:00). The post office picks up mail from the embassy twice per day. For this option to be available either select the option to 'Hold at the post office' or provide 'Poste Restante' address at that post office.
Is the Medical exam same day as interview?
||Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam?
||Medical Examination Instructions (Updated February 2017):
1. Bangkok Nursing Home (BNH)
Fee: Adults 6,600 Baht
Children (under 15) 3,200 Baht
2. Bangkok Bumrungrad Hospital
Fee: Adults 6,300 Baht
Children (under 15) 2,950 Baht
3. Chiang Mai McCormick Hospital
Fee: Adults 6,000 Baht
Children (under 15) 2,000 Baht
List of doctors?
||Bangkok Nursing Home (BNH)
9/1 Convent Road, Silom, Bangkok
Tel. (02) 632-0550-60
Dr. Kessanee Oralsatheinrakul
Dr. Peter Comer
Dr. Irene Yin-ong Kiatkwankul
33 Sukhumvit Soi 3 (Soi Nana Nua), Bangkok
Tel. (02) 667-1000
Dr. Watcharaphong Sae-Chere
Dr. Prapaporn Phimphilai
Dr. Wiwat Wongsirisak
Chiang Mai Ram Hospital
8 Boonruangrit Raod, Chiang Mai
Tel. (053) 224-851, 224-861
Dr. Kitti Ratdilokpanich
133 Kaewnavarat Road, Chiang Mai
Tel. (053) 921-777
Dr. Uthai Jesadaporn
Dr. Arida Chandacham
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical?
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview?
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview?
||United States immigration law requires immigrant and K visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations (listed below) prior to the issuance of a visa. Panel physicians who conduct medical examinations are now required to verify that visa applicants have met the new vaccination requirement, or that it is medically inappropriate for the visa applicant to receive one or more of the listed vaccinations:
-- Acellular pertussis -- Hepatitis A
-- Hepatitis B
-- Influenza type b (Hib) -- Measles
-- Pneumococcal -- Pertussis
-- Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids -- Varicella
In order to assist the panel physician, and to avoid processing delays, all immigrant and K visa applicants should have their vaccination records available for the panel physician's review at the time of the medical examination. You should consult with your regular health care provider to obtain a copy of your immunization record, if one is available. If you do not have a vaccination record, the panel physician will work with you to determine which vaccinations you may need to meet the requirement. Certain waivers of the vaccination requirement are available upon the recommendation of the panel physician.
Only a physician can determine which of the listed vaccinations are medically appropriate for you, given your age, medical history and current medical.
Note: Go get the vaccinations before the medical exam to save on costs. Bumrungrad is more like a hotel than a hospital. It's extravagant. As such, the prices are extravagant as well. Get the list of vaccination requirements from the NVC website. Take that to the local hospital and have the vaccinations administered and vaccination record updated there.(TB)
Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute
1871 Rama 4 Road, Pathumwan Bangkok 10330
Tel. 02-252-0161-4, 02-252-0167
Website : www.saovabha.com
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate?
||Take the Skytrain from this hotel to the embassy's Skytrain stop which is only two or three stops from the hotel. You can e-mail the hotel for reservations WITHOUT credit card guarantee but don't abuse this arrangement. Contact the hotel if you must cancel your reservation. http://www.bangkokhotels.info/honey.htm Go to the website and then click on thier e-mail address: email@example.com
Harder to locate by taxis but almost as close to embassy is: http://www.bourbonstbkk.com.
Update: Bourbon St. has moved to Ekkamai (soi 63) Washington square on soi 22 has been torn down.
This one is located on Sukhumvit, soi 4. It is not a place to stay if your fiancee is with you as the girly clubs are located in the same soi.
More info. at: http://www.bangkokbob.net/hotels.htm , http://www.agoda.com/bangkok
Another thing to remember is that most hotels offer a "farang" rate and a "Thai" rate. It is often better to have your Thai fiance make the reservation via phone in her name rather than book online.
||Please Be advised that you can come to the Embassy with your fiance or spouse on there interview day,you just can't go up with them when they are being interviewed,you can hear the whole interview as well as everyone else's it's a wide open room with plenty of seats.
Update: That seems to be only possible with some tricks. Whoever posted the above info please disclose the trick. With the appointment letter only the beneficiary was allowed to enter.
"REQUIREMENT Photos for Medical form say " THREE 1 x 1 1/2inch" ,BUT WHEN MY WIFE WENT TO Bumrungrad Hospital ON MARCH 7,2009, THEY NEEDED ONLY ONE PHOTO. MEDICAL TOOK ABOUT BETWEEN 3-4 HOURS."
Police Clearance Service Center website: http://pcscenter.sb.police.go.th/eservice.php
The Police Clearance Service Center:
Building 24, Royal Thai Police,
Rama I, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Phone : 0-2205-2168-9
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: You can use the NOA1 to get your police certificate. You do not need to wait for the NOA2.
As of December 2016, it takes about 45 days to get police certificate and the processing fee is 100 THB. "Express service" is an option if you need it faster than 45 days.