Diplomatic and Government Officials

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Important Notice: Starting from January 1, 2018, the Diplomatic/Official Visa Services Window is closed on the last Wednesday of each month.

The Nonimmigrant Visa Unit in Bangkok maintains a Diplomatic and Official Visa Services Window for diplomats, national-level government officials, and International Organization employees traveling to the United States on official business who qualify for an A-1, A-2, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, or C-3 (diplomatic) visa. The window is open on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. (13:30) until 3:00 p.m. (15:00) except for Thai and United States national holidays.  The Consular Section in Chiang Mai does not accept applications for A, G, or C-3 visas.


Applicants who believe they may meet the qualifications for a diplomatic or official visa should consult with their administrative offices that normally handle visa issues, and then complete the DS-160 Electronic Non-Immigrant Visa Application based on the diplomatic or official visa category for which they believe they will qualify, and print out the Confirmation page. They should submit the Confirmation page, their diplomatic or official passport, one photo, and a Diplomatic Note or Note Verbale from the Foreign Ministry or International Organization to the Diplomatic Window during the times specified above. Applicants DO NOT need to pay the MRV application fee unless so instructed by a consular officer.

If the applicant qualifies for a diplomatic or official visa, the Embassy will waive the fingerprinting requirement and the visa application fee. The visa application fee is nonrefundable, even if paid in error. The Embassy processes the visa, which will be ready for pick-up at the diplomatic window on the following Monday or Wednesday during diplomatic window hours.

For more information, please see the "Diplomatic Visa" section at https://th.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/.

More Information

For more information, please visit this web page or consult with your government or agency's administrative office responsible for visa issues.

You can visit the Department of State website for additional information about qualifying for Diplomatic and Official visas and for more specific information about A visas and G visas.