First Adult Passport (ages 16 and older)

Applicants age 16 and older who is holding 5 years valid passport must apply in person using Form DS-11.

Passports for applicants 16 and older are valid for 10 years.

Required documents:

  1. Make an appointment
  2. DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport
    Please note:
  • If applying on Form DS-11, do not sign it until instructed to do so by the acceptance agent.
  • You must provide a Social Security number, if you have been issued one, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f).
    • If you do not have a Social Security number, you must submit a statement, signed and dated, that includes the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct:  I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration.”
    • If you have lost your social security number please contact the Federal Benefits Unit in Manila, Philippines by email at FBU.manila@ssa.gov. Your social security number cannot be released via phone or email; please instruct the Federal Benefits Unit to forward the number to your nearest Embassy or Consulate where you can retrieve it in person by appointment. (Note: Social Security CARDS cannot be mailed to Embassy Bangkok or Consulate General Chiang Mai).
  1. Current passport (valid for 5 years, or was issued more than 15 years from issued date)
  2. Photo
    You must provide one photo with your passport application. All our photo policies apply to both adults and children under age 16. We have a few exceptions to our photo policies for infants. See photo requirements
    Photo Basics
    • Submit a color photo–2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) , taken in last 6 months
    • Use a clear image of your face. Do not use filters commonly used on social media.
    • Have someone else take your photo. No selfies.
    • Take off your eyeglasses for your photo.
    • Use a plain white or off-white background
  1. Citizenship evidence
  2. Fee

Supporting documents:

  1. Make an appointment
  2. DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport
    Please note:
  • If applying on Form DS-11, do not sign it until instructed to do so by the acceptance agent.
  • You must provide a Social Security number, if you have been issued one, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f).
    • If you do not have a Social Security number, you must submit a statement, signed and dated, that includes the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct:  I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration.”
    • If you have lost your social security number please contact the Federal Benefits Unit in Manila, Philippines by email at FBU.manila@ssa.gov. Your social security number cannot be released via phone or email; please instruct the Federal Benefits Unit to forward the number to your nearest Embassy or Consulate where you can retrieve it in person by appointment. (Note: Social Security CARDS cannot be mailed to Embassy Bangkok or Consulate General Chiang Mai).
  1. Photo
    You must provide one photo with your passport application. All our photo policies apply to both adults and children under age 16. We have a few exceptions to our photo policies for infants. See photo requirements
    Photo Basics
    • Submit a color photo–2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) , taken in last 6 months
    • Use a clear image of your face. Do not use filters commonly used on social media.
    • Have someone else take your photo. No selfies.
    • Take off your eyeglasses for your photo.
    • Use a plain white or off-white background
  1. Citizenship evidence
  2. Identification
  3. Fee

Supporting documents:

  1. Make an appointment
  2. DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport
    Please note:
  • If applying on Form DS-11, do not sign it until instructed to do so by the acceptance agent.
  • You must provide a Social Security number, if you have been issued one, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f).
    • If you do not have a Social Security number, you must submit a statement, signed and dated, that includes the phrase, “I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the following is true and correct:  I have never been issued a Social Security Number by the Social Security Administration.”
    • If you have lost your social security number please contact the Federal Benefits Unit in Manila, Philippines by email at FBU.manila@ssa.gov. Your social security number cannot be released via phone or email; please instruct the Federal Benefits Unit to forward the number to your nearest Embassy or Consulate where you can retrieve it in person by appointment. (Note: Social Security CARDS cannot be mailed to Embassy Bangkok or Consulate General Chiang Mai).
  1. DS-64
  2. Police report
  3. Photo
    You must provide one photo with your passport application. All our photo policies apply to both adults and children under age 16. We have a few exceptions to our photo policies for infants. See photo requirements
    Photo Basics
    • Submit a color photo–2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) , taken in last 6 months
    • Use a clear image of your face. Do not use filters commonly used on social media.
    • Have someone else take your photo. No selfies.
    • Take off your eyeglasses for your photo.
    • Use a plain white or off-white background
  1. Citizenship evidence
  2. Identification
  3. Fee


How will I receive my new passport?

Please carefully review all the below information as failure to do so could result in a delay of your renewal:

All full-validity passport applications received by U.S. Embassy Bangkok are electronically forwarded to the United States for processing and printing. It takes two-weeks for a full-validity passport to be processed, printed and then mailed to the Embassy. There are NO “expediting services” overseas.

The Passport Retrieval Process Has Changed! – Beginning 1 July 2018:

Passport Return by Thai Post Registered Mail:
Your new passport will be sent to your mailing address in Thailand through registered mail. ACS will cancel your current passport at the time of application and return it to you.

At your appointment you will be given instructions to purchase an envelope from the on-site Thai Post kiosk. Your envelope will cost 100THB and your receipt will contain an individual tracking number. You will retain your current passport which will be cancelled and no longer valid for international travel.

Your approved application will be electronically forwarded to the United States. Processing and printing can take up to two-weeks (10-14 days). Your new passport is then mailed to U.S. Embassy Bangkok.

Once your new passport arrives at the Embassy it will be mailed to you in the pre-purchased Thai Post envelope along with a letter for you to provide Thai Immigration to transfer your visa/entry stamp.

Track My Passport:

After the two-week processing period has passed you may track your passport through the Thai Post website www.thailandpost.co.th. Your tracking number is located on your Thai Post receipt. Your new passport will reach you within 2-3 weeks from the date your application was received for processing. Someone must be present to sign for delivery. If no one is present to sign and receive the envelope it will be kept at your local Thai Post Office until you retrieve it. Please check with your local Thai Post Office before reaching out to ACS if you have not received your envelope within two to three weeks.

Collect in-person
Passport pick-up in person is only available for customers traveling within the two weeks following application.  Please show proof of imminent travel at the time of application.  If passport pick-up in person is approved, you may come to the Embassy without an appointment on Thursdays between 8:00- 9:00 am EXCEPT Thai/ U.S. holidays.  Please bring:

  • Your payment receipt and pick- up instructions to facilitate entry;
  • Your current U.S passport

Help! I Am Traveling Within the Next Two to Three Weeks:
If you have an urgent need for a replacement passport and can show proof of imminent travel (a purchased and booked flight itinerary), you may be able to retrieve your passport in-person during a limited pick-up window at the discretion of consular staff. Be prepared to show proof of imminent travel in conjunction with your passport application.

Help! I Have Emergency Travel Plans Within One Week:
If you have an urgent need for a replacement passport and can show proof of imminent travel (a purchased and booked flight itinerary), we may be able to issue you a limited-validity emergency passport within 72-hours at the discretion of consular staff. You will be directed to retrieve your passport in-person during a limited pick-up window by consular staff.

IMPORTANT: An emergency passport has only 5 pages, 1-year validity, and is issued only under special circumstances.  The validity cannot be extended and pages cannot be added.

You may be denied entry into certain countries if traveling on an emergency passport. Research your travel destination’s entry regulations by visiting our website www.travel.state.gov before you apply. Indonesia does not permit entry for individuals traveling on emergency passports.

U.S. citizens who hold limited-validity passports are encouraged to obtain a full-validity passport once the emergency travel is completed.

We will notify you by email when the new passport arrives, usually in about two weeks. You will need to pick up your passport directly from the Consulate on any Tuesday and Thursday between 13:30-15:30, except holidays.

Passport delivery service: Starting May 15, 2017, the Thai Post will be able to send new passports by mail to addresses within Thailand. If you would like to use this service, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Purchase a “courier pass-back envelope” for 100 THB from one of the following Chiang Mai Post Offices.
    Chiang Mai Post Office (by the railway station) Nong Hoi Post Office
    Chang Klan Post Office Suanprung Post Office
    Sriphum Post Office Chiang Mai Post Office
    Prasingh Post Office Chang Puak Post Office
    Chiang Mai Provincial Hall Post Office Kam Tieng Post Office
    CGS Chiang Mai Post Office (Central Plaza Airport) Mae Hia Post Office Counter
    Kad Suan Keaw Post Office Counter Chiang Mai University Post Office
    Mae Ping Post Office
  1. Clearly write your address, in Thai or in English letters, on the pass-back envelope.
  2. Submit your current passport and the pass-back envelope when you come to the consulate for your passport renewal appointment.
  3. The consulate will provide you with a letter indicating that your passport is being held at the Consulate for processing.
  4. Receive your new passport (and previous passport, cancelled) at your Thai address in approximately 3 weeks

Please note: The “courier pass-back envelope” may not be purchased in provinces outside Chiang Mai at this time. Please purchase the envelope at one of the post offices above before you visit the consulate.

Emergency Travel:
If you have an urgent need for a replacement passport and can show proof of imminent travel, we may be able to issue you a limited-validity emergency passport within 72-hours at the discretion of consular staff.

Please note: An emergency passport has only 5 pages, 1-year validity, and is issued under special circumstances. The validity cannot be extended and pages cannot be added.

You may be denied entry into certain countries if traveling on an emergency passport. Research your travel destination’s entry regulations by visiting our website www.travel.state.gov before you apply. Indonesia does not permit entry for individuals traveling on emergency passports.

U.S. citizens who hold limited-validity passports are encouraged to obtain a full-validity passport once the emergency travel is completed.

Thai immigration law requires entry/exit stamps and Thai visas be transferred into new passports. After receiving your new passport, please visit any Thai immigration office to have the visa transferred. The letter to facilitate visa transfers comes standard with all passport renewals and is provided without fee.

Please bring with you:

  • Canceled passport, new passport and your visa-transfer letter

The Thai Immigration offices nearest Embassy Bangkok and Consulate General Chiang Mai are:

To transfer other foreign visas please contact the respective country’s immigration authority or visa issuing agency. You may need to travel with your both your new and canceled passport if the country does not transfer visas.