I finally reached the point where my passport had only one blank page left, thanks to all these visas taking up an entire page each.
I just got 48 additional pages added to my passport today at the US embassy here in Bangkok. The process took less than an hour, but cost me $82 USD. You can choose to have 1 insert (24 pages) or 2 (48 pages) added. Cost is the same. I heard this service used to be free just a few years ago.
Here’s the process for getting additional visa pages added to your US passport.
Make an appointment online
They won’t let you in without an appointment. Go to this website to set up an appointment and print/save the confirmation page: https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=BNK&appcode=1
The American Citizen Services is open Mon-Fri from 7:30am to 11am and from 1pm to 2pm.
Fill out and print the online application form (optional)
You can fill out the application when you get to the embassy but you can do it now if you like to save time:http://travel.state.gov/passport/forms/ds4085/ds4085_2662.html
Go the US Embassy in Bangkok (near Phloen Chit BTS station)
The address of the embassy is 95 Wireless Rd, Bangkok 10330.
How to get there
1. Take the BTS to Phloen Chit station.
2. Take Exit 2.
3. Down the stairs, go straight and make the first left at the intersection (the road sign will say Witthayu Rd. and not Wireless Rd., I walked back and forth this area asking locals where Wireless Rd. is and no one knew it).
4. Keep walking down Witthayu Rd. for about 8-10 minutes. You will start seeing signs for the embassies of other countries such as Vietnam and Itally. Keep going and you will see a building on your right with a gate and security that says “U.S. Embassy,” but this is NOT where you go. Keep walking down just a little bit more, past the overpass, and you will see a line of people and the entrance to a building for visa services on your left.
5. There’s a separate line for American Citizens, go to the window to the right of the line and check in. They’ll check off your name from a printout and give you an ID badge with a number.
6. Go through the security checkpoint, no electronics allowed in the building so you’ll need to leave them at the counter. If you have a bag with you they’ll check what’s inside and the security people will probably make fun of you in Thai if you have something funny in there (they made fun of my big Dell Streak phone, seems to happen quite often to me at security checkpoints). They’ll ask for an ID to leave with them (a copy of my passport was fine) and they’ll give you a key for the bag where they store your stuff.
7. Follow the sign that says American Citizens and enter the waiting area.
Hand in your application and passport
1. Fill out the “Application for Additional Visa Pages” form if you haven’t done it already and go to one of the windows to hand in your application and passport. They’ll put them in a folder and give them back to you to hand in to the cashier.
2. At the Cashier window, pay the $82 USD or 2500 THB fee. You’ll be given a receipt which you’ll then give it to the window on your right along with your passport and application form (I know, very inefficient, too many passing things around). They’ll tell you to wait 1 hour.
3. Take a seat and wait for your name to be called. You can get coffee just outside the waiting area at the Doi Tung II coffee shop if you like. Mine actually only took about 40 minutes to process. They basically just taped 2 inserts in the middle of my passport. The first insert wasn’t too bad, but the second one is actually bothering me as it doesn’t line up with the rest the passport pages.