Thailand Country and Theater Clearance Instructions
For DoD Personel Deploying to Thailand
In accordance with the DoD Foreign Clearance Guide, you are required to obtain Country Clearance from JUSMAGTHAI, and Theater Clearance from PACOM, prior to deploying to Thailand. Effective 21 March 2008 all DoD personnel will submit Country Clearance Requests via the Aircraft and Personnel Automated Clearance System (APACS).
Go to https://APACS.DTIC.MIL to create an account. After you create an account you can submit you Country Clearance Request. This system is new so we encourage you to down load the user manual.
Please be as clear as you can about the "Purpose" of your visit (and include Embassy, JUSMAG or other POC for your visit), and for Leave or R&R visits, just put "Leave" in the Purpose block. This site will be used only for UNCLASSIFIED clearances (classified clearances may still be submitted by "old-fashioned" message traffic). Send any questions about Country Clearance by clicking the "Contact Us" button in the upper left margin of this page, and any questions about Theater Clearance via email to PACOM/J02 by clicking HERE.
Important note for all DoD Personnel traveling to Chiang Mai.
If DoD travelers are on official travel to Chiang Mai they must also notify the U.S. consulate Chiang Mai by submitting a separate clearance for Chiang Mai only. Submit the Chiang Mai clearance by using the State Department’s worldwide, all-agency "Electronic Country Clearance" (eCC) system that can be accessed at https://ecc.state.gov. Users of eCC must first obtain a new account on the system, but this process can be completed in just a few minutes online. Individuals must then complete a simple online form, after which they will receive email approval (or request for additional information).
For all DOD Travelers
In the "Post clearance box" Select "Chiang Mai"
In the hotel section of the form, please provide a phone number and/or specific address at which you can be contacted while in Thailand in the event of emergency.
For sites and information that may be useful for FP planning, see below:
The website for the required Level 1 Anti-terrorism/foce protection (AT/FP) training within the last 12 months is https://atlevel1.dtic.mil/at/, but please note that you may need to be on a .mil or .gov workstation to access this site.
For other FP-related trip preparation, including reviewing the Thailand-related sections of the websites below within 3 months of travel:
Worldwide threat levels matrix (note: accessing this site may require you to be on a .mil or .gov workstation) ->
Traveler FPCON measures -> http://www.pacom.mil/staff/at/athome.shtml
State Dept Travel Warnings -> http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html
State Dept Public Announcements -> http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_1766.html
State Dept Consular Info Sheets -> http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html
Center for Disease Control (health) -> http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinationlist.aspx
Word Health Organization (health) -> http://www.who.int/countries/en/
The Thai Tourist Police phone number is 1155 or 02-281-5051, that the 24-hour US Embassy phone number is 02-205-4000 (ask for "Post One" after hours)