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last updated on 2023-10-25 by Stook

Phone Number: 66-2-205-4000
E-Mail: visasbkk@state.gov ; visasbkk2@state.gov ; visasbkkiv@state.gov
Address: 95 Wireless Road
Bangkok 10330
Working Hours: 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 NVC Package: 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.

(update 10/25/2023 we were able to start TRYING to schedule the interview the same day that we received the first email notification "K Visa Packet 3 & 4 Instructions BNKxxxxxx" from the Bangkok embassy.. Unfortunately, we had to wait several weeks, before more appointments became available)
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."

Unofficial Statement
You can download all Forms, Packet 3, and Packet 4 from the website before they send it to you.

(update 10/25/2023 - K1 applicant here. Petitioner only received an email titled "K Visa Packet 3 & 4 instructions - BNKxxxxx". The email informed us that we could schedule our interview and directed us to the Bangkok embassy's website for the "Packet". https://th.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/packets/
For IV applicants, package 3 & 4 is now document "IV".
For K applicants, packet 3 & 4 is now document "K"
Issues Packet 4? No
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
Bangkok 10

For K visa, no documents needed to be sent to the consulate/embassy.
Other Forms (if any)? ORIGINAL or Certified copies of previous divorce records (if any).

Thai applicant will ALSO need "Single status" paper, from the city/amphur in which his/her house (tambien baan?) is registered.

Any documents which are in Thai language must be accompanied by a translated copy.

Police certificate for the beneficiary. This is valid for at least 6 months.
Direct Consular Filing Offered? Yes
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country? Residents_Only
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview? No
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"? Advance
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in? Embassy Scheduled
Visa issued same day? Sometimes
If not what's the waiting period? 2-7 days. 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

Bumrungrad Hospital
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

McCormick Hospital
133 Kaewnavarat Road, Chiang Mai
Tel. (053) 921-777
Dr. Uthai Jesadaporn
Dr. Arida Chandacham
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical? 2
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview? 2
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview? up to 4 hours
Vaccination requirements? 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
-- Influenza type b (Hib) -- Measles
-- Meningococcal
-- Mumps
-- Pneumococcal -- Pertussis
-- Polio
-- Rotovirus
-- Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids -- Varicella
-- COVID-19
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
Fax. 02-254-0212
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: honeyho@ksc.th.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.

"The Quarter Phloen Chit by UHG" was quite nice. Within walking distance to the embassy.
Additional Info? Only the applicant and included children are allowed to enter the embassy.

"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
Fax: 0-2205-1295
E-mail : pcscenter@royalthaipolice.go.th

Note: You can use the NOA1 to get your police certificate. You do not need to wait for the NOA2.

As of October 2023, 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.

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