US Visa in Chiang Mai
If you live in or near Chiang Mai and wish to visit the US, Siam Legal can help you apply for a non-immigrant visa at the US Consulate in Chiang Mai. You should be aware that the US Consulate in Chiang Mai only processes certain non-immigrant visas for people who live nearby.
If you are just visiting Chiang Mai or if you need an immigrant visa you will need to go to the US Embassy in Bangkok for your visa interview.
If you live and work or study in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Kamphaengphet, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Petchabun, Phayao, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Phrae, Sukhothai, Tak, or Uttaradit province you can apply for a non-immigrant visa at the US Consulate in Chiang Mai. If you are a child or student outside of the 15 Northern Thai provinces above and your parents live or work in the designated area, you are also eligible to apply for a non-immigrant visa at the Consulate in Chiang Mai.
You may need to show proof that you have lived in the 15 Northern Thai provinces for at least 3 months of the previous year. Your house registration is not enough, you should bring mail, utility bills, school registration or employment documents with you to the visa interview. If you cannot prove residence in the 15 Northern provinces listed above, your visa interview at the Consulate will be cancelled. Instead you should schedule your visa interview at the US Embassy in Bangkok.
Diplomats and representatives of international organizations who need A or G visas should email a copy of the diplomatic note or invitation letter along with a copy of the photo page of their passport to email@example.com. If you are the fiance or spouse of a US citizen applying for a K visa you will need to go to the US Embassy in Bangkok after your sponsor’s petitions is approved. Other petition based non-immigrant visas, such as temporary work visas, may require special processing at the Consulate. So you should email the Consulate at the above address with a copy of the I-797 Approval Notice you received from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before scheduling your visa interview appointment.
If you need a tourist visa, an F or M student visa, or a J exchange visitor visa, you may apply through the US Consulate in Chiang Mai if it is more convenient. The Consulate also processes B2 business visas for temporary business-related visits to the US.
If you want to move to the US as an immigrant or need a K visa as a fiance or spouse of a US citizen, you will have to apply through the US Embassy in Bangkok regardless of where you live. However, if you need a medical exam for your visa you may visit an approved doctor in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. Siam Legal’s office in Chiang Mai works closely with the Bangkok office to assist you with your US visa needs.
Category: US Immigration
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