American Citizen Services
U.S. EMBASSY AND CONSULAR INFORMATION
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is one of the largest U.S. diplomatic missions in the world. Comprised of several dozen U.S. agencies and sections, the mission of the Embassy is to advance the interests of the United States and to serve and protect U.S. citizens in Thailand.
The U.S. Ambassador is the personal representative of the President of the United States and is the chief advocate of U.S. policy in Thailand.
The Embassy analyzes and reports developments in Thailand that are of concern to the United States, and advances a broad range of U.S. policy initiatives. The Embassy promotes United States economic and commercial interests, the export of American agricultural and industrial products and services, and otherwise assists American business, workers and investors. The Embassy engages the government and a broad range of organizations and individuals in Thailand to promote shared values. Among others, these include individual freedom, human rights and democracy and the rule of law.
ENROLLING WITH THE CONSULAR SECTON AT THE EMBASSY
Consular Section, U.S. Embassy Bangkok
95 Wireless Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Visa Web Page: http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/visas.html
Consular Information Website: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html
U.S. Consulate Chiang Mai – ACS Unit
387 Witchayanond Road, Chiang Mai 50300, Thailand
Tel: (66) 53-107-777
Fax: (66) 53-252-633
Chiang Mai – ACS Web Page: http://chiangmai.usconsulate.gov/service.html
The Embassy urges all American citizens, even those visiting Thailand for a short time, to enroll with the Embassy’s Consular Section. In the event of an emergency, the Embassy will provide information and other critical assistance to American citizens. Enrollment is the only way to guarantee that the Embassy is aware of your presence in the country and is able to contact you and assist you in such circumstances.
American citizens may enroll online at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs. The enrollment system allows you to enroll and update your contact information on the Internet at any time, making it easier for you to keep your information current. The site also provides you with up-to-date travel information customized to your unique travel agenda and itinerary. The data you provide is secured behind Department of State firewalls, accessed only by cleared personnel in Embassies, Consulates, and the Department of State, and releasable only under the provisions of the Privacy Act.
The Embassy’s primary means of communication with American citizens in Thailand during an emergency is our warden system. The warden system consists of American citizens who volunteer to disseminate information passed on from time to time by the Embassy to other American citizens in the country. We also distribute this information directly via e-mail to any American citizen who asks to be included in our warden notification network by enrolling with us online. To see recent messages (called Warden Messages) sent under the warden system, please visit http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/embassy/wwc/recent.html.
Travel Alerts are issued to disseminate information about short-term conditions, generally within a particular country, that pose imminent risks to the security of U.S. citizens. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, coups, anniversaries of terrorist events, election-related demonstrations or violence, and high-profile events such as international conferences or regional sports events are examples of conditions that might generate a Travel Alert.
Travel Warnings are issued to describe long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government’s ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff. The countries that meet these criteria are listed at: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html
AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES (ACS)
American Citizen Services (ACS)
95 Wireless Road, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Telephone from outside of Thailand: (66) 2-205-4049
Telephone from inside of Thailand: 02-205-4049
Fax: (66) 2-205-4103
ACS Web Page: http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/service.html
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The American Citizen Services (ACS) unit of the U.S. Embassy is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., except Thai and American holidays and the last Friday of every month. For a listing of U.S. Embassy holidays, visit: http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/holidays.html.
You need to make an appointment for all non-emergency services, including notary services, passport services, and registering a child as an American citizen (Consular Report of Birth Abroad). The Consular Section will continue to provide emergency services on an as needed basis. Make an appointment at http://bangkok.usembassy.gov/acsappointment.html. You can follow us on Twitter: ACSBKK@twitter.com.
The Department strongly encourages U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Thailand or other countries to enroll with the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok or through the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), at https://step.state.gov.
STEP allows for entry and updates of contact information on the Internet at any time, making it easier for you to keep your information current. The site also provides up-to-date travel information: https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui.
For information on general crime and security issues, U.S. citizens may also consult the Department of State’s Country Specific Information for Thailand and Worldwide Caution, located at the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website: http://travel.state.gov. U.S. citizens may also obtain up-to-date information on security conditions by calling 1-888-407-4747 from the United States and Canada, or 001-202-501-4444 from overseas.