New Outreach Policy: No Cash Accepted

Consular Outreach

Please be advised the U.S. Embassy Bangkok and U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai 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.

All future payments at U.S. Embassy Bangkok and U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai Outreach Events must be made in the form of a BANK DRAFT

  • 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.
  • Purchased in advance.
  • Made out to the “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 will be included in individual outreach announcements and posted on our website.
  • Submitted at the time of service.

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.


Thank you for your cooperation

This change only applies to Consular Outreach Events. Services rendered during normal business hours at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok and the U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai will continue to accept payments made by credit card or cash (THB or USD) exclusively.

Please see: for more information.

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