Australian Honorary Consul – November & December 2018 Activity

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2018 is now behind us and it is onward into 2019 – another year of adventure, chance and promise in Northern Thailand.  Happy New Year and best wishes for healthy, happy and productive 2019. The Consulate looks forward to providing assistance & support, supplying information and undertaking…

Australian Honorary Consul Chiang Mai – Sept & Oct 2018 Activity

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The months of September and October are behind us now. Due to personal medical reasons the work of the consulate has been restricted to essential activity only. The Consulate dealt with consular assistance & support, supplying information and undertaking minimal public diplomacy. It was still busy with…

Tranquil in Chiang Mai – July and August 2018 Personal BLOG

Over the past months of July and August 2018 retirement life in Thailand has been engaging. We took a couple of weeks off from work & life in Chiang Mai and during that time we travelled south to Bangkok, took in the resort town of Hua Hin for a beach break. The rest of the time has been spent keeping busy around Chiang Mai. Read More

Australian Honorary Consul – July & August 2018 Activity

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These last two months have flown by involving a couple of weeks holiday and then lots of activity. The Consulate was busy with consular assistance & support, supplying information and undertaking public diplomacy. It was notably quieter due to a holiday period with 167consular activities that involved 78…

Australia Pavilion – Chiang Mai World Fair 2018

An ‘Australia Pavilion’ will be showcased at this year Chiang Mai World Fair, held jointly with Lanna Expo 2018, a popular annual event which targets Chiang Mai, Lamphun, Lampang and Mae Hong Son provinces and last year attracted over 400,000 visitors to the 10-day event. Read More

Change to Australian Passport Photo Requirements – 1 July 2018

Getting a New Australian Passport –  Passport photos must be taken without glasses. This will further strengthen the integrity of the Australian passport. Research commissioned by DFAT has shown that glasses adversely affect passport facial matching – matching is more accurate without glasses. Other passport photo standards are unchanged, such as looking straight at the… Read More

Australian Honorary Consul Chiang Mai – Activity Blog for March & April 2018

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Over March and April the Chiang Mai Consulate was active with consular assistance & support, supplying information and undertaking public diplomacy. There were 222 activities involving 122 hours of honorary consul participation. This bi-monthly post covers highlights of my activity, some statistics on the scope and volume…