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Business Visa Application at the Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C.

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing Business visa applications and we are discussing them specifically within the context of the Thai Embassy in Washington D.C. in the United States of America. 

This is the main Embassy, this is sort of the mother ship if you will, the Thai diplomatic mission in the United States.

Those who are seeking visas from that particular post, specifically Business Visas, it should be noted, and I am quoting directly from the Thai Embassy in D.C.'s website. The website's name is and quoting directly: "Non-immigrant Visa category B- Purpose of visit: applicants who wish to conduct business in Thailand, Business; applicants who work as a teacher, teaching; applicants who work in Thailand, working.” So it should be noted that there are 3 subcategories within the B category that the Consular Officials at the Embassy in DC are going to be looking at when determining whether or not to issue a Business Visa for someone, presumably an American, to travel to the Kingdom of Thailand.  Doing business, so business, is going to be different than the criteria for teaching for example. We are not going to go into all the details with respect to the differences on this video. Those of you who are interested feel free to contact us. We can go  ahead and maybe provide some insight with respect to a Business Visa application from the Embassy in Washington D.C. but again teaching, working, it is going to be different documentation requirements as there are different purposes for those business visits here in to the Kingdom. 

Also quoting directly:  "Processing time: In person - 5 business days. So those who are applying in DC do not presume you are going to be able to walk in and get your visa issued same day turnaround; probably not going to happen. They say 5 days.

By mail: minimum 15 business days. So by mail obviously 15 business days.

Then finally they go on to say "we do not offer expedited service". So they process them first come first serve. They process them out as fast as they are going to process them out but you can expect 5 days for going in in person, 15 days by mail and the different criteria for the different subcategories of Business Visas are going to vary depending on the intentions of the applicant seeking the Business Visa from the Thai Embassy in Washington D.C.