Instructions for DS-82 Processing by Mail and Online Fee Payment – for U.S. citizens residing in Thailand

Passport process takes approximately 2-3 weeks from the date we receive your application package to when you receive your new passport book by mail. If you are also applying for passport card, please expect six weeks to receive your passport card package.

To keep your application processing within the timeframe, please carefully consult the Checklist and follow below instructions, Step 1-9, when prepare your application package.

Step 1:  Print Checklist (PDF 252KB)

Step 2:  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 3:  Obtain one 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 4:  Include the passport you are renewing in the package you mail to the Embassy.
NOTE: Your current passport will be cancelled and returned to you along with your new passport and a linkage letter to use with the Thai Immigration Bureau.

Step 5:  Name change documents (if applicable) (original + 1 photocopy)
If you would like to change the name on your new passport due to marriage, divorce, or court order, please include proof of your name change.  Documents must be original with English translation if applicable (ex. Marriage certificate, Divorce Decree, Court Order)

Step 6:  Pay the $130 passport application fee via the U.S. government’s secure payment site. When click Continue to the Form; please select Thailand at Country field. After successfully paying the fee, you must print out the electronic payment confirmation you receive via email and include it in the package you send to the U.S. Embassy Bangkok.

If you are submitting a payment on behalf of another passport renewal applicant, please enter their name. All fields are required.

NOTE: You can only use this form to pay for one passport application at a time. Fee payments for multiple renewal applications must be submitted separately.

Should you wish to pay passport application fees by Bank draft, please click here.

Step 7: If (also) apply for a Passport card, click here.

Step 8: Obtain a bank draft for return envelope: a bank draft is required for purchasing a return envelope, please 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 9:  Mail all the items listed above to the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok.

You must mail your DS-82 passport renewal package to U.S. Embassy Bangkok per the address below via one of the following couriers (Thailand Post and DHL) or else your package will be rejected. Please ensure that you receive a tracking number from the courier for your mailed package.Do not send packages to the U.S. Consulate Chiang Mai, only the U.S. Embassy Bangkok processes mail-in passport renewals.

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