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USCIS Bangkok No Longer Accepts Walk in Appointments

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing USCIS Bangkok.

For those who are unaware the Immigration apparatus, also known as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service does have international offices outside of the United States. That being stated, as noted in prior videos on this channel, these offices will not be staying open past March 2020, at least based on announcements from the Administration in the United States. 

That being stated, it recently came to my attention that the local office here, as well as my understanding, all local offices outside of the US are no longer taking walk-in appointments and even certain offices which are inside US territorial jurisdiction such as Guam which once took walk-in appointments, apparently they too are no longer taking walk-in appointments at any time. 

 Quoting directly from the USCIS Bangkok website, that is "Beginning July 1,  2019 you must make an online appointment to visit USCIS Bangkok. Please bring a printout of your online appointment letter and a government-issued photo ID with you to the appointment." Quoting further: "Walk-ins:  USCIS Bangkok will accept walk-ins until June 30th, 2019. Beginning July 1, 2019 USCIS Bangkok will not accept walk-ins." So clearly, I don't think it is more clear than that. There is more clarity than we can get. They are no longer going to accept people just walking in and making filings at USCIS here in Bangkok. That will probably have a tremendous impact on those who are seeking certain types of Immigration benefits that can be obtained by an international USCIS office. 

So moving forward will keep you updated on how this progresses. As stated, I don't think that this is going to be an issue for very long because as I noted before, they are going to shut this office down, presumably by March of 2020. So how exactly this all plays out remains to be seen but we will keep you posted on this channel as things progress.