The Australian Consulate in Chiang Mai is headed by an Honorary Consul. Explore the “MENU” to find out more about “Australian Consulate” & other references. Australian passport applications & renewals can be lodged in Chiang Mai. Below are contact details and what services can/can’t be provided in Chiang Mai.
The Hon Con is an expat Aussie, retired Canadian Mountie, well-traveled soul and gentleman of leisure – who enjoys wandering life’s path; it’s experiences & a life less ordinary. This site also offers personal “Musings of my life’s yesterdays and today“.
The Consulate for Northern Thailand supports the Australian Embassy in the consular district, provides some consular assistance to Australians, promotes and strengthens the Australian-Thailand bilateral relationships and participates in the Consular Corps of Northern Thailand. 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 and before visiting please contact the consulate: Phone: 091 857 6996, (business hours only) or Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Center in Australia. If your call is not transferred, you can call the Emergency Center on +61 2 6261 3305 (call charges apply).
Continue reading 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 information at this website.
Notarial Services – No Statutory Declaration for Income
From 7 January 2019 the Australian Embassy Thailand and the Consulate General Phuket NO LONGER witness 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 Embassy webpage.
Australian passport applications & renewals can be lodged with the Honorary Consul, Chiang Mai – by appointment only. Please contact the Consulate (Monday – Thursday 9 am to 12 noon) on 091 857 6996 or by email – email@example.com – or – firstname.lastname@example.org – to book an appointment.
It takes 4 weeks to receive a new passport. ONLY a credit card (visa or mastercard) “authorisation form” is accepted for payment. No cash. or debit cards. Passport applications can also be lodged in person at the Embassy in Bangkok. See Embassy webpage for passport information and application requirements.
Emergency passports – these can only be applied for at the Embassy in Bangkok.
Australian Passport Video – background & behind the scene look
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 available in Chiang Mai as noted below. Visit 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 only available at the Embassy in Bangkok or alternatively, some notarial services are available during limited Embassy Consular Service Outreach visits to Chiang Mai. See this Embassy webpage for information.
Register marriage in Thailand – The Consulate is not able to assist with paperwork requirements but can provide information on the steps involved. See information on this website.
Thailand Visa’s/extensions of stay– 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 – (a) is a citizen of the country you are in, (b) is not related to you (by birth, marriage or de facto relationship) and (c) works in one of the occupations listed on our website
If the certifier has known you for at least one year, they can – (a) complete an identity declaration for you and (b) 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.
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Historical 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