Thailand Country and Theater Clearance Instructions
For DoD Personnel Deploying to Thailand

In accordance with the DoD Foreign Clearance Guide, you are required to obtain Country Clearance from the Defense Attache Office, and Theater Clearance from PACOM, before traveling 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 to create an account. After you create an account, you can submit your Country Clearance Request.

Travelers should review the electronic foreign clearance guide prior to traveling to Thailand and before submitting an APACS request. 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 clearance requests. (Classified clearances may still be submitted via APACS on SIPRNet. Send 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 USINDOPACOM Theater Clearance office,

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 via the State Department’s worldwide, all-agency "Electronic Country Clearance" (eCC) system that can be accessed at Users of eCC must first obtain a new account on the system. 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/force protection (AT/FP) training within the last 12 months is, 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:

Traveler FPCON measures ->
State Dept Travel Advisories ->
Center for Disease Control (health) ->
Word Health Organization (health) ->

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)