Australians in Northern Thailand
Due to the high demand of services in 2017, the Australian Embassy will endeavour to undertake outreach visits every 6 – 8 weeks – next visit – 6 April 2018. Please note that these dates are subject to change and are dependent on available resources.
The Consular Section of the Australian Embassy in Bangkok will be undertaking consular outreach visits in Chiang Mai at:
Le Méridien Chiang Mai
108 Chang Klan Road
Tambol Chang Klan, Amphur Muang
Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand
T +66 (0)53 253 666
The outreach visits will take place between 9.00am to 12.00pm and 1.00pm to 3.00pm on the following days:
- 06 April 2018
- 18 May 2018
- 29 June 2018
- Dates for the remainder of 2018 will be advertised in due course.
You are advised to monitor the Consular outreach webpage to verify that these dates remain accurate and for any changes – see this web link to the outreach program.
During the outreach visits, consular staff provide the following services:
* Passport applications – Please ensure you bring the completed application form – Renewal Passport Application form (PC7 – can be completed on-line at website: http://www.passports.gov.au) or Overseas Passport Application form (PC8 – (which can be downloaded from the website: http://www.passports.gov.au) and all supporting documents (original and copies) before coming for service at the outreach visit.
* Notarial services
– Statutory declarations for marriage, retirement visas, residence, banks, etc.
Note: If you are signing a Statutory Declaration in support of a retirement or other visa incomes you are not required to provide proof of that income. (However, it is an offence to intentionally make a false declaration in a statutory declaration & Thai Immigration may ask for proof of what is declared.)
– Witnessing documents – such as for driver’s license renewals
– Certified true copies of documents – please ensure you bring the original and a photocopy of each document with you)
Please be aware:
– the consulate team can not advise you what is required to be written on your income statutory declarations for Thailand visa extensions – please confirm wording requirements with relevant Thai Immigration or visa agents.
– to obtain true copies of documents you must supply an original document and a photo copy of a document.
– Before requesting a notarial service during the Outreach Program, please make sure you know exactly what service you require. You should confirm this with the organisation that requires your documents. We are not able to provide advice on which notarial service you need.
FEES – For payment of services a Credit and debit cards are now a preferred method. If you are paying in Thai baht, please bring the right change with you.
The Australian Embassy wishes to advise that there was 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. Notarial fees have not increased since 1 July 2000.
From 2018 onwards, notarial service fees will increase annually in line with the Consumer Price Index published by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Notarial fees are legislated according to the Consular Fees Act 1955 and consular staff have no discretion in applying these fees.
Please contact the Consular section at the Australian Embassy on- 02 344 6300 – or email: email@example.com – prior to your visit if you require further details and/or to confirm fees payable.
Information on Passports: see here
Information on Notarial: see here
Please note that the Embassy is unable to confirm the length of validity of signed Statutory Declarations as this is a matter for Thai authorities.
We advise you to contact the Thai Department of Consular Affairs for further advice on Statutory Declarations or Thai Immigration to discuss their requirements.