The website provides information for clients in northern Thailand about Australian consular services & other matters. The Australian Consulate for Northern Thailand, in Chiang Mai, is operated by an Honorary Consul.
Consulate & Contact
The Consulate supports the Australian Embassy in the Northern Thailand consular district. This involves providing some consular assistance & information to clients, promoting and strengthening the Australian-Thailand bilateral relationships, undertaking public diplomacy, and participating in the Consular Corps of Northern Thailand.
Normally operates Monday to Thursday
- Hours: 09:00 am – 12:00 noon
- Closed: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & public holidays
- Visits: by appointment only
For information or before visiting please contact the Consulate: Phone: 091 857 6996 or Email: email@example.com – or – firstname.lastname@example.org
Out Of Hours Consular Assistance
If the Consulate is closed contact the Bangkok Embassy on 02 344 6300 or email – email@example.com – (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 Bangkok is managing the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade response in Thailand. Please monitor their social media pages for information and updates:
Australia in Thailand Facebook page (updates & flight information)
Registration – You can register your presence in Thailand – See their website for information required – https://thailand.embassy.gov.au/
Travel to Australia: please refer to updates on Australia’s entry restrictions
COVID 19 Resources and Social Media References, including for Chiang Mai
Royal Thai Government Visa Notice
If you have questions about your Thai visa please contact your local Thai Immigration office.
Second Automatic Visa Extension for Foreigners in Thailand
According to the Thai Government PR announcement (PR Thai Government Facebook), The Cabinet approved (21 April) the draft notification of the Ministry of Interior on a second automatic visa extension for foreigners to stay temporarily in Thailand. Foreigners whose visas have expired as of 26 March 2020 will be permitted to stay until 31July 2020 without having to apply for an extension.
– Automatic visa extension
– Exemption from 90-day reporting
– Exemption from visa extension fee
– No need to submit any documents
The Immigration Bureau will process all the above steps for you. For more information please contact the Immigration Bureau’s call center at 1178.
Notarial Services – Given the announcement by Thai Immigration of automatic extensions for short term vis holders, letters to extend visas should not be necessary. Thailand visa extensions letter (only available from the Embassy Bangkok) – see this Embassy webpage.
Consular Service Outreach Program
The Australian Embassy provides a Consular Service Outreach Program to Chiang Mai. The Embassy visits on a limited basis & offers some notarial and passport services during the visit program. – See here for more information on this website.
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 Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Please see this Embassy 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
Australian Smartraveller – stay smart while you are traveling. Be informed and prepared – Check out this website and consider a Smartraveller account
- Stay up to date – Stay notified
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
CANCELLED – Anzac Day Dawn Service Chiang Mai – 25 April 2020 – Due to Covid-19 this year’s dawn service has been cancelled at House of Praise International Church – see post for details.
Australia Day 2020 Chiang Mai – Australia Day celebrations were available around town – check out this post.