Consular Outreach: Phuket

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Phuket

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Time: 8:00AM to 11:00AM
Venue: Le Meridien Hotel, Karon
Address: 29 Soi Karon Nui, Tambon Karon, Amphur Muang Phuket, 83100 Thailand
Hotel phone:  (66)(76) 370 100
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1848&language=en_US

Services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis; no appointment is necessary.

PAYMENT METHOD

Please be advised the U.S. embassy will no longer accept cash (U.S. Dollars and Thai Baht) at Outreach Events for American Citizen Services. This is a worldwide policy, and no exceptions can be considered, please see the No Cash Announcement.

All payments at U.S. Embassy Outreach Events must be made in the form of a BANK DRAFT. 

All Bank Drafts must be:

  • Purchased from Bangkok Bank, Kasikorn Bank, or Siam Commercial Bank(SCB).
    • You do not need an account at the bank to purchase a bank draft.
    • Kasikorn Bank calls a “bank draft” a “Bill of Exchange.”
  • Purchased in advance.
  • Made out to “American Embassy Bangkok”
  • In the exact amount of Thai Baht (THB) for your total service.
  • At the official embassy exchange rate at the time of the outreach.
    • Fees and exchange rates are included in individual outreach announcements and posted on our website.
  • Submitted at the time of service.
  • You can show this to the bank:
    ลูกค้าท่านนี้ต้องการซื้อแบงค์ดร๊าฟ(สกุลเงินบาทเท่านั้น)
    ตามจำนวนเงินที่ระบุด้านหลังสั่งจ่ายถึง
    “American Embassy Bangkok”
    รบกวนช่วยอำนวยความสะดวกให้ด้วยค่ะ

 Delivery Service: Thai Post can mail back passports for applicants. If you require this service, you must purchase and submit a separate 100 THB bank draft. Do not include the cost of the envelope in your total bank draft for services.

Please note:

  • Cashiers’ checks, personal checks, cash, credit or any other form of payment will not be accepted.
  • Bank Draft requirement only applies to Consular Outreach Events. Services rendered during normal business hours at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok or the Consulate in Chiang Mai will continue to accept payments made by credit card or cash (THB or USD) exclusively.

SERVICES OFFERED AND OFFICIAL EXCHANGE RATES ON MARCH 10, 2017

 Above fees are based on an exchange rate of 36 THB to 1 USD

PLEASE NOTE: You must bring copies of your passport bio data page and supplementary documents requested with the application per the online instructions. These copies will not be returned to you. IMPORTANT: For applications on behalf of minors, the child and both parents must appear in person.

RETURN OF PASSPORT 

There are two ways to receive your new passport:

1.) IN PERSON: Come to our office in Bangkok (or send a representative with a signed letter to pick up your passport on your behalf) during our appointment hours (M-F from 7:30-11 AM, except holidays and the last Friday of every month), but no appointment is necessary. Present your old passport for cancellation and collect your new passport. If you select this option, please submit a copy of your current passport when you apply.

2.) BY MAIL: Purchase a prepaid Thai Post envelope at the outreach for 100 THB (SEPARATE BANK DRAFT IS REQUIRED). Do not include the cost of the envelope in your total bank draft for services.

If you select this option, our staff will RETAIN your current passport in Bangkok, cancel it when the new passport arrives, and mail both passports to you at the same time.

NEARBY PARTICIPATING BANKS

Bangkok Bank
22 Phang Nga Rd,
Talad Yai,
Muang, Phuket 83000
Phone: 076 211292-5 

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB)
83 Rat-Uthit 200 Year Rd,
Patong, Kathu, Phuket
Phone: 076-340-466-8

Kasikorn Bank
14 Phang Nga Rd, Talad Yai,
Muang, Phuket 83000
Phone: 076 211558

You may use any branch of the three participating banks. The above branches are suggested since they are near the venue.

SPECIAL NOTES

SOCIAL SECURITY, VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND OTHER FEDERAL BENEFITS QUESTIONS WILL ONLY BE ANSWERED OVER EMAIL acsbkk@state.gov. CONSULAR REPORTS OF BIRTH ABROAD CANNOT BE PROCESSED AT CONSULAR OUTREACH EVENTS.

For other outreach dates and locations please see https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/consular-outreach/

For information on US Citizen Services please see https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/

Send questions about total costs to acsbkk@state.gov or call 02-205-4049.

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