Australians – A Clarification – There has been no changes to obtaining a Statutory Declaration for visa extensions.
Many Australians use Notarial services of the Embassy Consular team in Bangkok or the bimonthly Outreach Program to Chiang Mai to complete documentation for their annual visa renewals.
The Australian Embassy has clarified that if you complete and are signing a Statutory Declaration claiming an income amount in support of a retirement or other visa, you are not required to provide proof of that income. It should be noted that it is an offence to make a false declaration on a statutory declaration,
For payment of services at the Australian Embassy “credit card payment is preferred”. Cash payment at the Chiang Mai Outreach Program is the only method, currently.
A reminder that the next Australian Embassy Consular Outreach Program to Chiang Mai for some notarial and passport services is on 7 April 2017 at Le Meridien Hotel from 9-12 am and 1-3 pm.
If not already aware, there has been an increase in notarial fees from 1 January 2017. The new fee structure will better align with the commercial rates charged by public notaries. The new fee schedule is available on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s website.
You can monitor the Outreach visit dates and services on this webpage: http://thailand.embassy.gov.au/bkok/Consular_Outreach_Visits.html
Notarial statutory declaration change is covered on this webpage:
If you have any questions contract the Embassy Consular team on 02 344 6300 or the Honorary Consul on 091 857 6996
Ron Elliott, Honorary Consul of Australia in Chiang Mai