Welcome – Sawadee

The Chiang Mai Consulate operates as support to the Australian Embassy in Bangkok for the Northern Thailand consular district.

The Consulate is operated by an Honorary Consul (volunteer), who has been appointed by both the Australian & Thai Governments.

The consulate provides consular information & offers some assistance: – (we take passport applications by appointment. Note: we can not provide notarial services & are not involved in Australian visa applications). See details below

We participate in promoting and strengthening the Australian-Thailand bilateral relationships, undertaking public diplomacy, and in the Consular Corps of Northern Thailand.

Consulate Contact

Hours: – Monday to Thursday – 9:00 am to 12:00 noon Visit by appointment Only

Closed – Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays (or as advertised)

For Information & before visiting, contact the Consulate – during operating hours – Phone: 091 857 6996 – or – email: info@australianconsulatechiangmai.com – or – ausconcm@tranquilinthailand

Location – Google Map

Out-Of-Hours Consular Assistance

When the Consulate is closed contact the Bangkok Embassy on 02 344 6300 or email – consular.bangkok@dfat.gov.au – (for a business hours response).

If it is after Embassy hours, select option 1 to be transferred to the Consular Emergency Centre in Australia.

If your call is not transferred, you can contact the DFAT Emergency Center on +61 2 6261 3305 (call charges apply).

If you are in Australia and want to make contact with the Consulate in Chiang Mai, it is recommended you contact the DFAT Consular Emergency Center in the first instance to discuss your needs: 1 300 555 135 (within Australia Only)

Monitor the Australian Embassy Bangkok website & social media for information updates:

Australian Embassy Bangkok website – (general information)

Australia in Thailand Facebook page – (information updates) – Embassy Twitter

Passport & Consular Service – Limitations in Chiang Mai

For general information see this Australian Embassy consular service web page

Passports – New and renewal passport applications can be lodged in person with an appointment at the Consulate in Chiang Mai, (only on nominated days; every 2nd week). -. 

There is a new optional mail-in application service is available for “adult passport renewals” & “child under 16 with an existing passport”. Clickthe Bangkok Embassy passport webpage for passport information.

You can also email the Chiang Mai consulate for application information and to discuss appointment dates – ausconcm@gmail.com

Notarial Services – The Chiang Mai Consulate “is not authorised to provide notarial (document) services” (such as statutory declarations, witness signatures, residence certificates or certify true copies), in accordance with the Consular Fees Act & DFAT policy. It can offer referral information.

Notarial services are only available at the Embassy in Bangkok, with an appointment – Limited notarial services are available by mail with Embassy in Bangkok. see this Embassy webpage

Australian Visa or Citizenship by Decent -The Consulate is not involved in these matters. It is not able to assist with Australian visa and citizenship applications and related matters.

Information and visa application are managed by the Department of Homeland Affairs (Immigration). Applications can be made online or through the Australian Visa Application Center – with an office in Chiang Mai. You can obtain further information on this website.

Register marriage in Thailand -(Certificate of no Impediment) The Consulate is not able to assist with the paperwork requirements but can provide information.

A certificate of no impediment application must be lodged in person at the Embassy in Bangkok, with an appointment. Please see the information on this website.

Thailand Visas & extensions – The Consulate can not offer advice, information, or assistance on obtaining, extending, or facilitating visas for Thailand. If you are in Thailand contact Thai Immigration. There are also many Thai Visa Agents in Chiang Mai who can assist with visa matters – these can be found through internet searches. If you are in Australia you need to contact the Thai Embassy, Canberra, or a Thai Consulate closest to you for information.

Assisting Australians Overseas – Consular Service Charter

This Charter outlines the consular services and assistance that are provided to Australian citizens by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. There will be circumstances in which our ability to provide consular support may be limited.

Click this link – the Consular Service Charter.

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Be the first to know official government advice when traveling. Stay in contact with your family & friends when traveling & assist in the event of an emergency.

2 thoughts on “Welcome – Sawadee

  1. Hello Joachim – thanks for reaching out and letting me know of your intended performance in Chiang Mai. As it is sometime off, I can’t confirm if I will be available. Best of luck with the tour.


  2. Joachim Matschoss 07/02/2023 — 4:33 am

    BackYardTheatreEnsemble (BYTE) is an independent theatre company from Melbourne/Australia. We are performing our new piece OPHELIA. MAYBE at Shangrila Hotel, 89/8 Chang Klan Road, Muang, Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand on April 28 at 8.30pm. The play tells the story of friendship and how far you would go to be successful. Entry: 500 THB.
    Ticket bookings via: byteensemble@gmail.com

    Look forward seeing you there.


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