Step 1: U.S. Citizen Petitioner Files a Petition with USCIS
Step 2: The National Visa Center
Once USCIS approves the petition, it is sent to the National Visa Center (NVC). The NVC will assign a case number and send the petition to U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s Immigrant Visa (IV) unit.
Tracking Your Case
You may track the progress of your case from NVC to the IV unit, and within the IV unit at Visa Status Check. The IV unit is only able to respond to inquiries once the cases have been transferred to our office. Therefore, you should first determine where your case is in order to contact the appropriate office.
Applicants Must Submit Required Documents and an Interview is Scheduled
Once the IV unit receives the case from NVC, our staff will contact the applicant with the Packet 3 Instructions. Please read the instructions carefully, make the application fee payment, and submit all documents to U.S. Embassy Bangkok’s Immigrant Visa unit. Once the Packet 3 documents are received and the case is determined to be documentarily ready, the IV unit will schedule the applicant’s immigrant visa interview. The applicant will be informed via email through the Packet 4 Appointment Packet which provides further guidance on additional required documents including the medical examination. Generally, interviews are scheduled within 60 days of receipt of the Packet 3 information, and applicants should refrain from contacting the IV unit to inquire about an interview appointment until 60 days have elapsed from the time the Packet 3 documents were submitted.
You may check our online appointment schedule, updated monthly, to view scheduled appointments for that month. If your appointment is listed on our website but you have not received an Appointment Letter, please download an Appointment Package and follow the detailed instructions. You may schedule your medical appointment directly with the hospital and be permitted entry for your interview without your Appointment Letter.
IV Mailing and Contact Information
Pre-interview (non-NVC cases) and post-interview documents should be sent to:
U.S. Embassy Bangkok
Consular Section, Immigrant Visa Unit
120-122 Wireless Road, Lumpini