Renew My Visa

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Overview

If you are renewing a B1/B2, C1, C1/D, F, J, or M visa, you may qualify to submit your application via mail provided that you meet all of the qualifications listed below. If you do not, click here to request an in-person interview.

Qualifications

  • You are renewing a B1/B2, C1, C1/D, F, M or J visa that is currently valid or has expired within the last 12 months (1 year). All other visa classes must make an appointment for an in-person interview.
  • You must be physically present in Thailand.
  • Your name, date of birth, and nationality on your passport match your previous visa. If you changed your name since your last visa was issued, please provide official government-issued documentation of your name change.
  • Your 10 fingerprints were captured at a previous interview.

 - The U.S. Embassy and Consulate did not start collecting 10 fingerprints until September 1, 2007. If your previous visa was issued before this date you did not submit 10 fingerprints and are not eligible for this program.

  • You are applying for the same type of visa as your currently valid or prior visa.

- For F and M renewals, applicants must either (a) continue participation in the same program even if at a different institution; or (b) attend the same institution even if in a different program.

-  For J renewals, the SEVIS number matches the prior DS-2019.

-  For F, M and J renewals, the applicant must be  in possession of sufficient funds to meet the individual's tuition, cost of living, and other financial needs.

- For C1/D renewals, applicants must submit company letters confirming employment.

- For those under the age of 14, applicants must submit a copy of their birth certificate and a copy of one of their parents’ valid B1/B2 visa.

  • You are applying at the same location where your last visa was issued (Bangkok or Chiang Mai). The previous visa will state the issuing post in the top-left corner.
  • The most recent visa does not have "Clearance Received" or “Waiver granted” written on it.
  • Your previous passport and/or visa were not lost or stolen.

Important Notice:

  • The use of the mail-in service does not guarantee visa issuance.
  • In some cases, applicants may still be required to appear for a visa interview at the Embassy or Consulate. Examples of this include incomplete or inaccurate applications. The Embassy or Consulate will contact you if additional documents or a personal interview is required.
  • The Interview Waiver Program for Renewals takes approximately 10 business days. If your travel is urgent, please schedule an in-person interview.

How to Apply

Step 1

Complete the DS-160 Form.

Read the Guidelines for Completing the DS-160 Form carefully. All information must be accurate. The call center cannot help you complete your DS-160. Also, you will need your DS-160 number to book your appointment.

Note: You need access to a printer to complete this process.

Step 2

Pay the visa fee.

The visa fee page lists the visa types and fees in U.S. dollars and Thai baht. Read the Bank and Payment Options page. Create a profile and keep your bank and MRV receipts.

Step 3

Log into your profile and complete the online application.

Use the credentials you used to pay your visa fee. 

You will need:

      •  Your passport number
      • The visa fee receipt number from your visa fee receipt. Click here if you need help finding this number.
      • The ten-digit barcode number from your DS-160 confirmation page

Step 4

Compile and mail your documents via Thailand Post.

The online system will prompt you to print a Document Submission Form. Please follow the instructions on the form and mail the required documents to the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok or the U.S. Consulate in Chiang Mai. Once your visa is adjudicated, Thailand Post will mail your passport and documents to your designated location.

Important Notice:

      • The use of the mail-in service does not guarantee visa issuance.
      • In some cases, applicants may still be required to appear for a visa interview at the Embassy or Consulate. Examples of this include incomplete or inaccurate applications.The Embassy or Consulate will contact you if additional documents or a personal interview is required.
      • The Interview Waiver Program for Renewals takes approximately 10 business days. If your travel is urgent, please schedule an in-person interview.

Track Visa Renewal Documents

Once you submitted your applications through Thailand Post’s drop-off locations.  Please keep the receipt for your records. You may track the location of Visa Renewal Documents with Thailand Post’s Track & Trace Service, which can be found here.