Visa Announcement: Limited Visa Appointments for F, M, and J visa applicants only

Beginning July 15, 2020, U.S. Embassy Bangkok and U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai will resume limited visa appointments for F, M, and J visa applicants only. We welcome student applicants to study in the United States. The Embassy and the Consulate General have limited staffing at this time and ask applicants to submit an expedited appointment request if their planned travel date is within the next three weeks.

Only students who have a valid I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility) issued by their university may qualify for an F or M student visa. Students and the schools that admit them should follow SEVP guidance. For questions about compliance with SEVP guidance and SEVIS, we refer you to ICE. Their website is here:

Applicants should visit our websites ( or for updates regarding the change in operating status.