Message for U.S. Citizens: Regarding Social Security Services Overseas

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Thailand who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must contact the SSA Federal Benefits Unit (FBU) located in the U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines, rather than the U.S. Embassy, or U.S. Consulate in Thailand.

Please be advised that as of October 1, 2017, the U.S. Embassy, and U.S. Consulate in Thailand can no longer accept telephone calls, emails, or walk-in consultations regarding Social Security issues.

For more information or any questions about the services provided at the FBU in the U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines and how to contact them, please visit their webpage at: -services/social-security/. You can also reach them at (+ 63 2) 301-2000 ext. 9 , or .

For comprehensive information on SSA’s services abroad, please visit SSA’s webpage, “Service Around the World” If you are already receiving SSA benefits payments, there will be no change in the method of distribution of those payments.