After the Interview

  1. How to Apply
  2. The Interview
  3. After the Interview

If, after the interview, the consular officer determines that additional information is necessary, the applicant will receive a 221G refusal letter detailing the requested information. The application will be pending final adjudication until this information is submitted via Thailand Post at one of their document drop-off locations (Bangkok locations (PDF 78KB) or other locations (PDF 90KB)). The documents should be addressed to the Immigrant Visa unit at:

U.S. Embassy Bangkok
120-122 Wireless Road
Lumpini, Patumwan
Bangkok 10330

Visa Issuance

The validity of an immigrant visa is tied to the validity of the applicant’s medical examination report. Therefore, if you plan to travel to the United States after the expiration date of your medical exam, you will need to complete a new medical exam that is valid during that travel period. Please be sure to inform the consular officer so a 221G letter may be provided for directions on how to submit the exam at a later date.

After the visa is approved, the visa package will be mailed to the applicant’s address registered on his/her GSS profile within 7-10 business days. Please ensure that you register your address on the GSS website correctly and update any changes before your interview. Remember to print out and submit the GSS address registration confirmation page to the IV unit (or NVC as applicable) with your Packet 3 documents. Applicants are reminded not to purchase plane tickets or make any other plans until the visa package, including passport and U.S. visa, is received.

Before Traveling to the United States

  • Check your visa package and information on the immigrant visa.
  • DO NOT open the sealed packet. You must carry the sealed visa packet with you when you travel. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at the U.S. port of entry will open this package and examine the documents inside.
  • Pay the Immigrant Fee to USCIS before you travel. For information related to this fee, please click HERE.
  • Travel within the visa validity period. You can use the existing visa to travel to the United States until the expiration date.