The United States embassy in Bangkok and the US Consulate-General in Chiang Mai remain open to the public despite the US government's partial shutdown.
US embassy spokesman Walter Braunohler said it was business as usual.
"We remain open for all consular services, including visa processing," he said. "As always, our priorities remain providing safety, security and service to US citizens."
Diplomats at the US Embassy in Bangkok (top) announced and posted a notice on the embassy website Tuesday evening that the embassy and its various missions in Thailand will not be affected by the shutdown of the US government. (Main photo provided by US State Department)
The US government shut down at midnight on Monday Washington time (11am Tuesday, Thailand time) after Republicans and Democrats refused to give ground on a budget deal.
Meanwhile, sources from USAid-funded projects in Thailand said the projects were unlikely to be affected by the US's budget problems as many projects based here, including peace-building in the deep South, have received budget approval over a three-to-five-year timeframe.
But organisations which receive funding from the National Endowment for Democracy, including non-governmental organisations, could be affected due to budget delays.
Judy Benn, executive director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, said AmCham has been in close contact with the US embassy about the budget impasse.
"Some non-essential services might be shut down and some application approvals delayed," Ms Benn said.
"For the short-term, we are continuing to operate on a day-to-day basis as normal."
Siri Karncharoendee, a member of the Bank of Thailand's Monetary Policy Committee, said the partial shutdown could be temporary and have only a minimal impact upon the Thai financial markets.
The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) on Tuesday joined several Asian stocks in rebounding against the US government partial shutdown.
The SET Index surged by 1.81%, or 25.03 points, to 1,408.19, in trade worth 36.75 billion baht.
Tokyo gained 0.20% to 14,484.72 and Seoul rose 0.10% to 1,998.87. Markets had expected the deadline to pass with no breakthrough and shares had fallen earlier.
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