The website shares information about Australian consular services & other matters for clients in Northern Thailand. The Australian Consulate in Chiang Mai, is operated by an Honorary Consul.
The Consulate supports the Australian Embassy in the Northern Thailand consular district. Generally this involves providing some consular information & assistance, (such as taking passport applications, we can not provide notarial services). It also involves promoting and strengthening the Australian-Thailand bilateral relationships, undertaking public diplomacy, and participating in the Consular Corps of Northern Thailand.
SONGKRAN HOLIDAY – The Consulate will be closed from – Friday 9 to Sunday 18 April – for the holiday period.
We will open again on Monday 19 April. If you require assistance during this period contact the Australian Embassy in Bangkok (see out of hours assistance below)
Usual 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, please contact the Consulate during operating hours – Phone: 091 857 6996 – or – email: firstname.lastname@example.org – or – email@example.com
Out Of Hours Consular Assistance
When the Consulate is closed contact the Bangkok Embassy on 02 344 6300 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org – (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)
The Australian Embassy in Bangkok coordinates the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade response in Thailand. Please monitor their website & social media pages for information and updates:
Australia in Thailand Facebook page – (information updates & expressions of interest for repatriation flights)
COVID-19 and returning to Australia
If you are in Thailand and trying to return to Australia, you can register with the Embassy in Bangkok to receive emails alerting you to additional flight opportunities. (When prompted, please provide the address of your current location in Thailand, not your residential address in Australia).
Note that registering does not guarantee we can facilitate your return to Australia. If you have already registered with the Embassy via email since March 2020, do not complete an online registration.
For the latest announcements from the Australian Embassy in Thailand, follow them on Facebook.
The Department of Home Affairs is responsible for entry into Australia. Currently, you cannot enter Australia unless you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or in an exempt category. Please check the Coming to Australia page for more information, including details on travel restrictions and exemptions.
More Information – Check these web-links
Travel to Australia: please refer to updates on Australia’s entry restrictions
Visa Extension for Foreigners in Thailand
For more information about your situation please contact the Immigration Bureau’s call center at 1178 or your local Immigration Office. The Consulate in Chaing Mai can not provide Thai visa information, advice or assist to extend you visa.
In regards to the Australian Embassy policy on support letters for Thai visa’s see the Embassy website home page –
Passport & Consular Service – Limitations in Chiang Mai
For general information see this Australian Embassy consular service web page
Notarial Services – The Consulate in Chiang Mai is not authorised to provide notarial services (statutory declarations, witness signatures, residence certificates or certify true copies) in accordance with the Consular Fees Act & DFAT policy. It can offer referral information. Some notarial services are available during the Embassy Consular Outreach visits to Chiang Mai. Please see this Embassy webpage for information.
Passports – New and renewal passport applications can be lodged in person with an appointment at the Consulate in Chiang Mai, normally every other (2nd) Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Click – the Embassy passport webpage for passport information. Emergency passports can only be applied for at the Embassy in Bangkok. Please email or phone the consulate for information and to discuss appointments – email@example.com
Australian Visa or Citizenship by Decent -The Consulate 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 -The Consulate is not able to assist with paperwork requirements but can provide information. Please see the information on this website.
Thailand Visa’s & 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.
Be the first to know official government advice when traveling. Stay in contact with your family & friends when traveling & to assist in the event of an emergency.
Key Australian Activities Chiang Mai
Australia Day – 26 January – Celebrations 2020 were available around town – check out this post.
Anzac Day Dawn Service – 25 April – The 2021 dawn service will be held at 6 am at the House of Praise International Church, Chiang Mai – see post for details.
Remembrance Day – 11 November – Coordinated by the CM Foreign Cemetery & British Consulate – see this CMFC FB for details.