Visas to the U.S.
We are pleased that you are interested in traveling to the United States. For information about applying for a nonimmigrant visa at the U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai, please choose the appropriate link below.
VISA WAIVER PROGRAM
The Visa Waiver Program enables citizens of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. To find out if you qualify, please visit the Department of State's Visa Waiver Program page.
Also, please note that all travelers under the Visa Waiver Program must have a valid authorization through U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).
APPLYING FOR A NONIMMIGRANT VISA
If you are applying in one of the following categories:
• Visitor for Business or Tourism (B1/B2 category)
• Academic or Vocational Student (F or M category)
• Exchange Visitor Program participant (J category)
please see our How to Apply: Step-by-Step page.
OTHER NONIMMIGRANT VISA CATEGORIES
Summer Work and Travel (SWT) Program: Please visit the Consulate's special SWT web page, which has official program information and a list of local agencies that are familiar with our special SWT visa application procedures.
Diplomats or Representatives of International Organizations: If you require a nonimmigrant visa in the A or G classifications, please send an email to email@example.com. Please attach to the email a scanned copy of the diplomatic note or the request letter from your international organization, plus a scanned copy of the photo page of your passport.
Petition-Based Visas: If you are applying for a petition-based nonimmigrant visa in the H, L, O, P, R, T, or U classifications, you must first have a petition approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Once USCIS has approved your petition, please contact us before you make an appointment for an interview, as your case might require advance processing. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please attach a scanned copy of the I-797 Approval Notice you received from USCIS.
ASK A CONSUL: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The Consulate has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions in both English and Thai to further assist with the visa application process.
The U.S. Consulate in Chiang Mai only issues nonimmigrant visas for temporary stays in the United States. If you wish to settle permanently in the United States, you will need an immigrant visa. For further information, please see the Immigrant Visa page of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok.