The Australian Consulate in Chiang Mai is headed by an Honorary Consul. He is an expat Aussie, ex-Canadian Mountie, and well-traveled soul; Who is enjoying wandering life’s path; the journey and experiences.
For contact details and what can and can’t be done locally see below. Please “Explore the site MENU” to learn more about “Australian Consulate” its role, functions & other helpful references and resources.
It offers a personal look at my own journey – “Musings of life’s yesterdays and today” is also described on these web pages.
The Consulate in Chiang Mai for Northern Thailand supports the Australian Embassy in the consular district, provides some limited consular assistance to Australians, promotes and strengthens the Australian-Thailand bilateral relationships and participates in the Consular Corps of Northern Thailand.
Australian Consulate hours of normal operation:
Monday to Thursday – 09:00 am – 12:00 noon
Closed – Friday, Saturday, Sunday & public holidays
Visits are by appointment only.
For information or before visiting please contact the consulate:
Phone: 091 857 6996, or
Out of Hours Assistance
For urgent After/Out Of Hours consular assistance – Phone the Embassy on 02 344 6300 and, 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 call the Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 (call charges apply).
See below for answers to frequently asked questions.
Consular Service Outreach Program Chiang Mai
There are significant changes to the Consular Service Outreach Program to Chiang Mai for 2019. See here for more information at this website.
Notarial Services – No Statutory Declaration for Income
From 7 January 2019 the Australian Embassy Thailand and the Consulate General Phuket will NOT be witnessing statutory declarations which declare income or bank balances for Thai Immigration purposes. This applies to the Outreach Program that visits Chiang Mai as well. See this Embassy webpagefor details.
Consular Service Limitations – in Chiang Mai
The Consular Service Charter explains what services can and can not be provided to Australian’s overseas. There are limitations on services in Chiang Mai as noted below but for general information about Thailand see this Australian Embassy consular service webpage.
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.
Notarial Services are available at the Embassy in Bangkok or alternatively, some notarial services are available during the Embassy Consular Service Outreach visits to Chiang Mai. Please see this Embassy webpage for information.
Passports – From early December 2018, Australian passport applications & renewals can be lodged with the Honorary Consul, Chiang Mai – by appointment only. Please contact the Australian Consulate Chiang Mai (Monday to Thursday 9 am to 12 noon) on 091 857 6996 or by email – firstname.lastname@example.org – to book an appointment.
It takes 4 weeks to recieve a new passport and only a credit card “authorisation form” is accepted for payment. No cash. New and renewal passport applications can also be lodged in person at the Embassy in Bangkok. Please see this Embassy webpage for for passport information and application requirements.
Emergency passports – these can only be applied for at the Embassy in Bangkok.
Register marriage in Thailand – The Consulate is not able to assist with paperwork requirements but can provide information on the steps involved. 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. This is a matter for Thailand Government authorities.
If you are in Thailand please 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.
Australian Visa or Citizenship by Decent
The Consulate has no involvement in Australian Immigration matters and is not able to assist with visa and citizenship processes or provide advice.
Information and visa application are managed by the Department of Home Affairs (Immigration). You can obtain information at this website.
Further information is available here.
Please note that Passport changes may take 24-48 hours to be reflected in VEVO. This will not affect your travel.
Only a person currently employed in a position from the designated list of occupations can certify copies of your original documents. That person must be an Australian citizen and not related to you by birth, marriage or de facto relationship. If you apply from outside Australia and do not know an Australian citizen, have your documents certified by someone who:
- is a citizen of the country you are in
- is not related to you (by birth, marriage or de facto relationship)
- works in one of the occupations listed on our website
If the certifier has known you for at least one year, they can:
- complete an identity declaration for you
- confirm your photographs are genuine
See: Certified Copy for further information
Alternatively, documents can be certified at the Consular Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok. DFAT can witness and authenticate signatures and provide certain other notarial services (fees apply for these services), please see Consular Services for more details.
Please note: Photocopies of certified copies are NOT acceptable.
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My Personal Web Pages
MUSING OF MY LIFE; YESTERDAYS AND TODAY
The other aspect of this website is a look at my personal life & experiences. It covers my life’s journey and as a well-traveled soul. Here is a link to a – glance at my life’s path – see the menu for links to insights about my earlier life – in Canada, Australia and now Thailand.
Other Consulate Information
A Brochure in English & Thai about the Consulate can be found on this page.
You can also refer for Consulate information to an associated website – “Australian Consulate Chiang Mai Website”
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Australian Activities in Chiang Mai
Australia Showcase Pavilion – Our pavilion was on display from 22 June to 1 July 2018 at the Chiang Mai Exhibition and Convention Center. See this website for more.
Australia Day – 26 January – see here for 2018 activity
Anzac Day – 25 April – see here for 2018 activity