Instructions for DS-82 Passport Card application

NOTE: If you wish to renew or apply for a passport card on the same DS-82 On-line payment application, please see how to pay for a passport card at Step 4.

Passport process takes approximately five to six weeks. Please note, there is no expedite service when applying for U.S. passport overseas.

Step 1:  SIGN and complete the DS-82 Passport Renewal Form.  Type or print clearly in black ink.

*NOTE: You must provide a Social Security number if you been issued one, in accordance with 22 U.S.C. 2714a and 22 C.F.R 51.60(f).

  • If you do not have, forgotten or lost, a Social Security number, please click here.
    If an applicant is unable to provide their SSN, then U.S. Embassy Bangkok can issue a direct-return passport to the United States only.
  • If you have never been issued Social Security Number (SSN), 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.”

Step 2:  Obtain two WHITE background color passport photo 2” x 2” (5 x 5 cm) taken within the past 6 months; no eyeglasses.  See more information on photo requirements.

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Step 3:  Include your current passport card/ or passport book, if it is the first time applying for a passport card, in the package you mail to the Embassy.

Step 4:  Pay passport card application fee by bank draft from one of the following banks.

Effective on May 8, 2023, Exchange rate for U.S. Mission Thailand will be Baht 35: USD 1. Please use the following rate.

Print Bank draft request form here, Card 1050 THB” (PDF 360KB)

IMPORTANT: Please check for correctness on the issued bank drafts (see sample below) prior to leaving the bank. DO NOT write on the bank draft.

Step 5: Return envelopean insured return envelope is required when you are applying for U.S. passport in Thailand. Please purchase a bank draft to pay for the envelope fee — click here for Bank draft request form.

NOTE: Prepaid envelope cannot be accepted when you are applying for a U.S. passport in Thailand.

Step 6: Print Checklist (PDF 247KB) and Mail all the items listed above to the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok

You are strongly encouraged to send your DS-82 passport renewal package via the following couriers to the address belowotherwise the package will be rejected; ensuring that you received a tracking number from the courier.

U.S. Embassy Bangkok Mailing Address:
Passport-by-Mail Service
ACS/Consular Section,
U.S. Embassy,
95 Wireless Road,
Bangkok 10330, Thailand