Welcome – Sawadee

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

An Honorary Consul (Hon Con), a volunteer, appointed by the Australian & Thai Governments, operates the consulate, offering information & some assistance:

  • Taking passport applications, by appointment.
  • Note: There are consular services we are not authorised to provide:
  • * Notarial (document) Services – Not authorised by DFAT, so can not provide notarial services –
  • * Australian Visas- Not authorised by Dept Home Affairs, so can not offer advice or help regarding visa applications.

*See consular services information – links below.*

The consulate participates in strengthening the Australian-Thailand bilateral relationships, undertake public diplomacy supporting the Embassy Bangkok, and belongs to the Consular Corps of Northern Thailand.

Consulate Hours & 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)

Phone: 091 857 6996 – or – email: info@australianconsulatechiangmai.com – or – ausconcm@gmail.com – For Information & before visiting, contact the Consulate by phone or email – (we only respond during our open hours)

If you are in Australia and trying to contact the Consulate in Chiang Mai, you must, in the first instance, contact the DFAT Consular Emergency Center, Canberra, to discuss your needs: 1 300 555 135 (within Australia Only)

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).

These links are the Australian Embassy Bangkok website & social media pages for more information:

Australian Embassy Bangkok website –

Australia in Thailand Facebook pageEmbassy Twitter

Passport & Consular Services – Limitations in Chiang Mai

a. Consular Assistance – what can & can not be done – check out this Australian Embassy consular service web page – also check this website menu under “Consular Services“.


b. 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). -.  Check our upcoming appointment dates

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

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


c. 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


d. 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. See the information on this website.


e. Other Information for Australians in Thailand – check this link for answers to a range of common questions


f. 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. You can obtain further information on this website.


g. 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.

Australian Smartraveller – stay smart- be informed and prepared when travelling overseas – Click this website

Check this Smartraveller link for – Thailand Travel Advice & Safety

Subscribe to Smartraveller to stay up to date – Stay Notified

Subscribing to Smartraveller allows you to be the first to know official government advice when traveling. Stay in contact with your family & friends when traveling & to assist you in the event of an emergency.

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