The Australian Consulate for Northern Thailand in Chiang Mai is operated by an Honorary Consul.  The Consul is an ex-pat Aussie, retired Canadian Mountie & well-traveled soul wandering life’s path & enjoying a life-less-ordinary.  

Explore the “MENU” to find  “Consulate information”. Contact details and answers to frequently asked questions – including COVID 19  are below. You can also explore my personal Musings of life’s yesterdays and today“.


The Consulate for Northern Thailand supports the Australian Embassy Bangkok across the consular district. It provides some consular assistance to Australians, promotes and strengthens the Australian-Thailand bilateral relationships and participates in the Consular Corps of Northern Thailand.

Hours – Monday to Thursday – 09:00 am – 12:00 noon 

Visits – are by appointment only.

Closed – Friday, Saturday, Sunday & public holidays  

For consular information and before visiting – please contact the consulate:  Phone: 091 857 6996, (business hours only) or Email: – or –

Out of Hours Assistance

For After Hours/Out Of Hours consular assistance Phone the Bangkok Embassy on 02 344 6300 – or – (if it is after Embassy hours – select option 1 – to be transferred to the Consular Emergency Center in Australia). If your call is not transferred, you can call the Consular Emergency Center on +61 2 6261 3305 (call charges apply). For non-urgent matters, you can contact the Embassy Consular Section by email –

COVID-19 Information

The Australian Embassy Bangkok is managing the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade response in Thailand. Please monitor the Embassy social media sites for information and updates:

Australian Embassy Bangkok website

Australia in Thailand Facebook page (updates & flight info)

Embassy Twitter

Registration – See their website for information required

Australian Immigration, visas & citizenship 

More Information

Thai Visa Notarial Services – Given the announcement by Thai Immigration of automatic extensions (see below) for short term visa holders, letters for visa extensions from Embassy should not be necessary. Thailand visa extensions letter (are only available from the Embassy Bangkok) – see this Embassy webpage.

Australian Government’s Travel Advice for Thailand

If you have questions regarding the impact COVID-19 may have on your travel, please contact your airline/travel provider for advice. 

Travel to Australia:  please refer to latest updates on Australia’s entry restrictions

Australian Government’s COVID-19 Travel Advice

Australian Government Covid-19 Information Website

COVID 19 Social Media & References, including for Chiang Mai

Rules on Passengers Entering Thailand

Various Resources and Social Media Reference Sites

Royal Thai Immigration – Visa Notice

If you have Thai visa questions please liaise with your local Thai Immigration office.

According to the Thailand 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 31 July 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.



Consular Services & Answers to Frequent Questions

 The consular Outreach program, notarial services, passport applications, Australian visa & citizenship matters, and other frequent questions – click the link for more information

Click here for more information  –

Passport applications & renewals – can be lodged at the Consulate in Chiang Mai with an appointment, normally every other Tuesday and Wednesday. Please email or call the Consulate for passport application information or to make an appointment. You can also find information at this Embassy webpage.

Notarial Services (such as witnesses signatures, certified copies, registering marriage in Thailand docs, etc) can not be provided by the Chiang Mai Consulate. Notarial services are only available at the Embassy in Bangkok, with an appointment. Check the Embassy website & click the heading “Services for Australians” for details.

Alternate Website – You can also refer to the information provided on –  “Australian Consulate Chiang Mai


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My Personal Pages


The other aspect of this website highlights my journey through a life less ordinary by sharing some of my personal experiences.  Through the menu explore my earlier life – in Canada, Australia and now Thailand.  This is  an overview of the journey: My Life Path

Australian Events – Chiang Mai

Australia Day – 26 January – Chiang Mai 2020

CANCELLED – Anzac Day Dawn Service – 25 April 2020 – This years dawn service hosted by the International House of Praise has been cancelled – see this post.