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 six to eight 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 February 19, 2024, Exchange rate for U.S. Mission Thailand will be Baht 37: USD 1. Please use the following rate.

Print Bank draft request form here, Card 1100 THB” (PDF 282KB)

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 pay Thailand Post Courier Pass Back envelope fee 100THB here. (If the page appears in Thai, you may use a translate function into English at the top right corner of the page.)

The fee is non-refundable and the mailing information cannot be amended after paid; ensure providing the applicant’s full name and accurate returning address on both shipping and billing address. Then, includes a payment confirmation email in your application package. An actual envelope will be delivered to U.S. Embassy in Bangkok for returning your document.

The tracking number will be provided in a separate email from the vendor. You may trace your passport after the processing time has passed by using the tracking number here

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

Step 6: Print Checklist (PDF 218KB) 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