Embassy Consular Outreach Chiang Mai – 20 October 2017

Australians in Northern Thailand

The Consular Section of the Australian Embassy Bangkok undertakes outreach visits to Chiang Mai every two months to provide some notarial and passport services  – Next visit is scheduled for 20th October 2017 at:

Le Méridien Hotel Chiang Mai, 108 Chang Klan Road
Tambol Chang Klan, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand
T +66 (0)53 253 666

There is parking under the hotel and access is available via a lift from the car park to consular services that take place in the ‘VIP Room’ on the 4th floor. The hours of consular operations will be between 9.00 am to 12.00 noon and 1.00 to 3.00 pm on these days during 2017:

  • Friday 20 October – next visit
  • Friday 8 December

You are advised to monitor the Embassy Consular outreach program webpage to verify that these dates remain accurate & for any changes and for information on services offered:  outreach program.

Client Service Feedback

The Embassy is also interested in your feedback about the Consular Outreach Program.  There will be a simple one-page survey form available on the day for clients to complete that will enable the Embassy to learn what is important to you, and gather meaningful feedback.

Conducting this survey at each Outreach will provide an unbiased approach to decision-making on the services and venue. This valuable feedback will be used to gauge client satisfaction and how the Consular service team may improve on their services.

If you are not attending the next Outreach program but have in the past and/or wish to provide feedback based on your experience of the program held at the Le Meridien Hotel you can complete the survey on-line. This survey will be open until the 15th of June and their will be another one on-line for the next visit planned for 18 August.

Opening the following link and taking this short survey would be appreciated:

On-line Outreach Client Survey

Outreach Services

During the outreach visits, consular staff provide the following services:

* Passport applications – Please ensure you bring the completed Renewal Passport Application form (PC7) 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, 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.

– 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)

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 – Phone on  02 344 6300 – or email: consular.bangkok@dfat.gov.au – prior to your visit if you require further service details and/or to confirm fees payable.

Information on Passports: see here

Information on Notarial: see here