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In Thailand, U.S. citizens must apply for a passport in person at the Embassy or Consulate.  To make an appointment for a passport service, please visit our ACS apointment page.  Expect to spend about one hour at the Consulate while we process your application.

New passports are produced in the United States.  Please allow 14 days for processing after your appointment.  As soon as the passport arrives, we will notify you by e-mail with instructions for pick-up.  You or your designee must pick it up at the Consulate.  (Note: If you order a passport card, please allow six weeks.)  

When you pick up your new passport, we will cancel your current passport, but we will not touch any visas inside.  If you have a valid foreign visa in your current passport, you should check with that country's Embassy or Consulate to find out if you must transfer the visa to your new passport.  For Thai visas, contact the Thai Immigration Bureau.

 

ADULT PASSPORT RENEWAL
If you are older than 16 years, and you are replacing a U.S. passport that was issued after you turned 16, you will need:

1.  Form DS-82, Application for U.S. Passport

  • Please review the questions to confirm that you are eligible to use Form DS-82.  If you answer "no" to any of them, please see the instructions for "First-Time Adult Passport," below.
  • We strongly recommend that you use the "Complete Online & Print" option. This will enable us to process your application faster, so you spend less time waiting at the Consulate. If you fill it in by hand, please do so clearly and legibly. Please note: the instruction sheet states that a personal check is acceptable for payment if the applicant is renewing by mail while physically in the United States. For renewal of your passport or other services at the US Consulate Chiang Mai, we are not able to accept a personal check. We accept payment in cash (US Dollars or Thai Baht equivalent, or by credit card (Visa/MasterCard only)).
  • Please complete all items to the best of your ability. If you cannot remember some information, please check your records or ask family or friends for assistance.
  • Item 6: You must include an e-mail address.  That is how we will contact you when the new passport is ready.
  • Item 7: Include a local phone number, so we can contact you in case of a problem with your application.  You may provide your U.S. telephone number in Item 17.
  • Item 8: Your mailing address is the street address or P.O. box at which you currently receive mail.  For long-term residents in Thailand, this could be a Thai address.  For short-term visitors, this is your U.S. or other mailing address.  We will not mail your passport to this address; you or your designee must pick it up at the Consulate. 
  • Item 18: Your permanent address could be in Thailand, if you live here permanently.  Or, it could be in the U.S., either your last U.S. address or the U.S. address to which you will return.  This must be a street address, not a P.O. box. 
  • Item 19: We strongly recommend that you provide an emergency contact who is not living or traveling with you.  This is often our only way of locating family members when Americans here are involved in an accident or become ill. 
  • When you have completed the application, print it and sign it.

2.  Your most recent U.S. passport.

3.  Proof of name change: If your name now is different from the one on your last U.S. passport (for example, if you took your spouse’s surname when you married), we will need legal evidence of your name change.  Please bring:

  • Original, government-issued documents showing the name change (such as a court order, a name change certificate, a marriage certificate, a divorce certificate, or a death certificate).
  • All government-issued ID you have that shows your new name (such as a driver’s license, national ID card, or foreign passport).
  • Certified English translations of these documents, if they are not in English. 

4.  Photograph: One unretouched, full-face photograph taken within the last six months.  The photo should be two inches square, in color, on a white background.  Please see our passport photo requirements (PDF, 97.5 KB).  (You may wish to print this and give it to the photographer.)

 4.  Application fee: $110.00.  You may pay in U.S. dollars or the equivalent in Thai baht.  The Consulate accepts Visa and MasterCard.

 

 

FIRST-TIME ADULT PASSPORT
If this is your first U.S. passport since reaching 16 years of age, you will need:

1.  Form DS-11, Application for U.S. Passport

  • We strongly recommend that you use the "Complete Online & Print" option. This will enable us to process your application faster, so you spend less time waiting at the Consulate. If you fill it in by hand, please do so clearly and legibly. Please note: the instruction sheet states that a personal check is acceptable for payment if the applicant is renewing by mail while physically in the United States. For renewal of your passport or other services at the US Consulate Chiang Mai, we are not able to accept a personal check. We accept payment in cash (US Dollars or Thai Baht equivalent, or by credit card (Visa/MasterCard only)).
  • Please complete all items to the best of your ability. If you cannot remember some information, please check your records or ask family or friends for assistance.
  • Item 6: You must include an e-mail address.  That is how we will contact you when the new passport is ready.
  • Item 7: Include a local phone number, so we can contact you in case of a problem with your application.  You may provide your U.S. telephone number in Item 16.
  • Item 8: Your mailing address is the street address or P.O. box at which you currently receive mail.  For long-term residents in Thailand, this could be a Thai address.  For short-term visitors, this is your U.S. or other mailing address.  We will not mail your passport to this address; you or your designee must pick it up at the Consulate.  
  • Item 17: Your permanent address could be in Thailand, if you live here permanently.  Or, it could be in the U.S., either your last U.S. address or the U.S. address to which you will return.  This must be a street address, not a P.O. box. 
  • Item 18: We strongly recommend that you provide an emergency contact who is not living or traveling with you.  This is often our only way of locating family members when Americans here are involved in an accident or become ill.  
  • When you have completed the application, print it, but do not sign.

2.  Proof of U.S. citizenship: Please bring one of the following original documents:

  • Government-issued birth certificate from the United States.
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
  • Certificate of Naturalization.
  • Certificate of Citizenship.

3.  Proof of identity:  A valid, government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license, U.S. or foreign passport, military ID, or government employee ID.

4.  Photographs: One unretouched, full-face photograph taken within the last six months.  The photo should be two inches square, in color, on a white background.  Please see our passport photo requirements (PDF, 97.5 KB).  (You may wish to print this and give it to the photographer.)

5.  Application fee: $135.00.  You may pay in U.S. dollars or the equivalent in Thai baht.  The Consulate accepts Visa and MasterCard.  

 

LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT
If you are replacing a lost or stolen U.S. passport, you will need:

1.  Police Report

  • Contact the Tourist Police by calling 1155. They will direct you where to report the loss or theft.  If you have difficulty communicating with the police, ask your hotel, guest house, or tour company to help.
  • Be sure to get both the Thai and English copies of the police report. Keep the police report on you at all times. Without your passport, it is your primary form of identification.

2.  Form DS-11, Application for U.S. Passport

  • We strongly recommend that you use the "Complete Online & Print" option.  This will enable us to process your application faster, so you spend less time waiting at the Consulate.  If you fill it in by hand, please do so clearly and legibly.
  • Please complete all items to the best of your ability. If you cannot remember some, please check your records or ask family or friends for assistance.
  • Item 6: You must include an e-mail address.  That is how we will contact you when the new passport is ready.
  • Item 7: Include a local phone number, so we can contact you in case of a problem with your application.  You may provide your U.S. telephone number in Item 16.
  • Item 8: Your mailing address is the street address or P.O. box at which you receive mail.  For long-term residents in Thailand, this could be a Thai address.  For short-term visitors, this is your U.S. or other mailing address.  We will not mail your passport to this address; you or your designee must pick it up at the Consulate. 
  • Item 17: Your permanent address could be in Thailand, if you live here permanently.  Or, it could be in the U.S., either your last U.S. address or the U.S. address to which you will return.  This must be a street address, not a P.O. box. 
  • Item 18: We strongly recommend that you provide an emergency contact who is not living or traveling with you.  This is often our only way of locating family members when Americans here are involved in an accident or become ill. 
  • When you have completed the application, print it, but do not sign.

3.  Form DS-64, Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport

  • Please provide as much detail as possible. You must indicate whether the passport was "lost" or "stolen." When you are done, sign the form.
  • When you come to the Consulate to apply for the replacement passport, you must swear or affirm under oath that all of the information that you provide about the circumstances of the loss or theft is true and complete. We will enter this information into the U.S. government's passport database.

4.  Photographs: One unretouched, full-face photograph taken within the last six months.  The photo should be two inches square, in color, on a white background.  Please see our passport photo requirements (PDF, 97.5 KB).  (You may wish to print this and give it to the photographer.)

5.  Proof of identity:  If you have it or can get it, please bring any type of government-issued photo ID.

6.  Proof of U.S. citizenship: If you are able to, please bring one of the following:

  • An original, government-issued birth certificate from the United States.
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
  • Certificate of Naturalization.
  • Certificate of Citizenship.

7.  Application fee: $135 for adults and $105 for those under 16 years of age.  You may pay in U.S. dollars or the equivalent in Thai baht.  The Consulate accepts Visa and MasterCard.

If you are under age 16 and replacing a lost passport, please see "Minor Passport," below, for additional application requirements. 

 

MINOR PASSPORT
If you are under age 16, you will need:

1.  Form DS-11, Application for U.S. Passport

  • We strongly recommend that you use the "Complete Online & Print" option.  This will enable us to process your application faster, so you spend less time waiting at the Consulate.  If you fill it in by hand, please do so clearly and legibly.
  • Please complete all items to the best of your ability. If you cannot remember some information, please check your records or ask family or friends for assistance.
  • Item 6: You must include an e-mail address.  That is how we will contact you when the new passport is ready.
  • Item 7: Include a local phone number, so we can contact you in case of a problem with your application.  You may provide your U.S. telephone number in Item 16.
  • Item 8: Your mailing address is the street address or P.O. box at which you receive mail.  For long-term residents in Thailand, this could be a Thai address.  For short-term visitors, this is your U.S. or other mailing address.  We will not mail your passport to this address; you or your designee must pick it up at the Consulate. 
  • Item 17: Your permanent address could be in Thailand, if you live here permanently.  Or, it could be in the U.S., either your last U.S. address or the U.S. address to which you will return.  This must be a street address, not a P.O. box. 
  • Item 18: We strongly recommend that you provide an emergency contact who is not living or traveling with you.  This is often our only way of locating family members when Americans here are involved in an accident or become ill. 
  • When you have completed the application, print it, but do not sign.

2.  Proof of U.S. citizenship and parentage: Please bring one of the following original documents:

  • Government-issued birth certificate from the United States that lists parents.
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
  • Certificate of Naturalization (Please also bring an original of your government-issued birth certificate).
  • Certificate of Citizenship (Please also bring an original of your government-issued birth certificate).

3.  Both parents

  • Each parent must have a valid, government-issued ID, such as a driver's license or passport.
  • If either parent cannot attend, he or she should execute Form DS-3053, Statement of Consent: Issuance of a Passport to a Minor under Age 16. This form must be notarized.
  • If only one parent appears on the birth certificate, that parent should come.
  • If only one parent or legal guardian has sole custody, that person should come. Please bring original of the court order or decree granting custody. If the order or decree is not in English, please also bring a certified translation.

4.  Photographs: One unretouched, full-face photograph taken within the last six months.  The photo should be two inches square, in color, on a white background.  Please see our passport photo requirements (PDF, 97.5 KB).  (You may wish to print this and give it to the photographer.)

5.  Application fee: $105.00.  You may pay in U.S. dollars or the equivalent in Thai baht.  The Consulate accepts Visa and MasterCard.