Thailand


Service locations

The Department's office in Bangkok manages visa and citizenship services for clients in Thailand and Myanmar. It has a Service Delivery Partner agreement with VFS (Thailand) Ltd to provide Australian visa lodgement and biometric collection services in Thailand through Australian Visa Application Centres.

More information about visa and lodgement is available.

Service Delivery Partner - VFS Global

Bangkok

Bangkok
Summary

This Service Delivery Partner (SDP) is a commercial company working in partnership with the Commonwealth of Australia to provide Australian visa application and biometric collection services, including:

  • pre-lodgement enquiries
  • visa application lodgement
  • application tracking
  • return of decisions/passports.

The SDP will charge a fee for this service in addition to the visa application charge.

Biometrics collection

Biometrics are collected from visa applicants in this location. Visa applicants who lodge their applications at the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC), will be asked to provide their biometrics at the same time.

Visa applicants who mail their applications to the Australian Embassy or to the AVAC, will be sent a letter requiring them to attend the AVAC, in person, to provide their biometrics.

Some applicants lodging their visas online might be sent a letter informing them that they need to attend the AVAC in person to provide their biometrics.

Street address
Australia Visa Application Centre
Trendy Office Building
28th Floor,
Sukhumvit Soi 13
Klongtoey-Nua, Wattana
Bangkok 10110
Counter hours
Submission of application - 8.30 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday.
Collection of passport - 3 pm to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.
Telephone
0066 (0) 2118 7100
Electronic contact
Email address: info.dibpth@vfshelpline.com
Website
http://www.vfs-au.net
Additional information
The department processing post is Bangkok.

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai
Summary

This Service Delivery Partner (SDP) is a commercial company working in partnership with the Commonwealth of Australia to provide Australian visa application and biometric collection services, including:

  • pre-lodgement enquiries
  • visa application lodgement
  • application tracking
  • return of decisions/passports.

The SDP will charge a fee for this service in addition to the visa application charge.

Biometrics collection

Biometrics are collected from visa applicants in this location. Visa applicants who lodge their applications at the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC), will be asked to provide their biometrics at the same time.

Visa applicants who mail their applications to the Australian Embassy or to the AVAC, will be sent a letter requiring them to attend the AVAC, in person, to provide their biometrics.

Some applicants lodging their visas online might be sent a letter informing them that they need to attend the AVAC in person to provide their biometrics.

Street address

Australian Visa Application Centre
Siriphanich, 191 Huaykaew Rd
Suthep, Muang
Chiang Mai
(opposite MAYA Lifestyle Shopping Centre)

Counter hours

Submission of application - 8.30 am to 2:30 pm Monday to Friday.
Collection of passport - 2:30 pm to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.

Telephone

0066 (0) 2118 7100

Electronic contact

Email address: info.dibpth@vfshelpline.com

Website
http://www.vfsglobal.com/Australia/Thailand/
Additional information

The department processing post is Bangkok.

Australian Embassy

Bangkok

Bangkok
Summary

This office provides immigration and visa services for clients in Thailand and Myanmar. We have an agreement with our Service Delivery Partner, VFS Global to provide Australian visa lodgement and biometric collection services in Thailand. We refer to them as our Australian Visa Application Centre.

You can lodge your application in person at the Australian Visa Application Centre in Bangkok or in Chiang Mai and have your biometrics collected at the same time. The Australian Visa Application Centre charges a fee with each application lodged.

Street address
37 South Sathorn Road
Bangkok 10120
Thailand
Postal address
As above
Counter hours
10.30 am to 12 noon Monday to Friday Registration of Australian Citizenship by Birth
If you wish to personally speak with an Immigration Officer about your visa application you may do so by visiting the AVAC between 2 pm and 4 pm on Thursday
Telephone

+66 2 344 6400

If you have an ongoing application at this office you can contact this number during 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

All other enquiries should be directed to the Australian Visa Application Centre: info.dibpth@vfshelpline.com

Electronic contact
immigration.bangkok@dfat.gov.au
Website
http://www.thailand.embassy.gov.au
Additional information

​Payment information

Cashier's cheques

You can purchase cashier's cheques in Bangkok or the Nonthaburi, Pathumtani and Samuthprakarn provinces.

Bank draft

Bank draft is available for all other provinces in Thailand. You will need to make it payable to 'The Australian Embassy, Bangkok'​.

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Credit Card​

Payments using credit card will be processed in Australian dollars (AUD). We accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB. When paying by a credit card you may incur a credit card surcharge, banking and currency conversion fees and you will need to accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.​​​​​

Prior to lodging your application, you may need to notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.

Credit card transactions processed in Australian dollars (AUD) are processed in Australia.​​​​​ A credit card surcharge may apply to transactions made using your credit card.

For credit card payments use the Payment Details Form - 1440​.​​​​​

​Making payment in Australia

Fees may be paid​ at any of our offi​ces in Australia. Once the fee has been paid, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt with your application.​​​

Citizenship

Australian Citizen​ship by Descent application​ can submitted at this office or at the Australian Visa Application Centre.​​​

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​Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the Canberra Visa and Citizenship office in Australian Capital Territory​.

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Visa labels​​​​​​​​​​

You need to have a valid visa to travel to Australia. We do not need you to have a visa label placed into your passport for travel to Australia. This is known as 'label-free' travel, making travel to Australia simpler and more secure.

For more information on travelling to Australia without a visa label and how to confirm your visa entitlements see: Electronic visa record.​

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Panel physician

Bangkok

Bangkok General Hospital
Summary

Medical and Radiology examinations

Street address

2 Soi Soon Vichai 7
New Phetchburi Road - 10310

Telephone

+66 2 310 3000

Fax

+66 2 310 3335

Additional information

Doctor(s):
Dr Jantana Pongsanguansin (Female)
Dr Kanwar Singh (Male)
Dr Sumalee Kewcharoen (Female)
Dr Tanat Phaisakamas (Male)
Dr Sumitra Werawatganon (Female)
Dr Paiboon Siripongwishet (Male)

Bangkok Nursing Home (BNH) Hospital
Summary

Medical and Radiology examinations

Street address

9/1 Convent Road
Silom
Bangkok 10500

Telephone

+66 2 686 2700

Fax

+66 2 686 2849

Additional information

Doctor(s):
Dr Charan Malhotra (Male)
Dr Kessanee Oransatheinrakul (Female)
Dr Jittima Thamarpirat (Female)
Dr Mark Sundrakes (Male)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Summary

Medical and Radiology examinations

Street address

8th Floor, Kasemkij Building 120
Silom Road, Bangrak
Bangkok 10500

Telephone

+66 2 234 7950 or ext 7951, 7952, 7953, 7954, 7955

Fax

+ 66 2 234 7956

Additional information

Doctor(s):
Dr Naing Zaw Htun Myint (male)
Dr Somruetai Katekamon (female)
Dr Wasant Supakunatom (male)
Dr Vattanachai Vessemith (male)
Dr Valerie Daw Tin Shwe (female)

Chiangmai

Chiangmai Ram Hospital
Summary

Medical and Radiology examinations ​

Street address

8 Boonruangrit Road
A. Muang
Chiangmai 50200

Telephone

+66 53 920 300

Fax

+66 53 224 880

Additional information

Doctor(s):
Dr Dolrithai Rabin (Female)
Dr Chaiyasri Assanasen (Male)
Dr Pimpun Chomcherngpat (Female)

Phuket

Wellness Center, Bangkok Hospital Phuket
Summary

Medical and Radiology examinations

Street address

2/1 Hongyok –utis Road
Taladyai, Muang
Phuket 83000

Telephone

+66 76 25 4421

Fax

+66 76 25 4421 extension 1351

Additional information

Doctor(s):
Dr Somsak Thiplueporn (Male)

Udonthani

Aek Udon International Hospital
Summary

Medical and Radiology examinations

Street address

555/5 Posri Road
Amphur Muang
Udonthani 41000

Telephone

+66 42 342 555

Fax

+66 42 341 033

Additional information

Doctor(s):
Dr Paradee Sa-nguandeekul (Female)
Dr Akkararat Sartsungnern (Male)

Police check

Thailand

Thailand
Street address

Police Clearance Service Centre
1st Floor (Building 24)
Royal Thai Police Headquarters
Rama 1
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
THAILAND

Counter hours

Monday to Friday from 08:00–16:30 hours (no lunch break).
The centre is closed on public holidays.

Telephone

+66 (0)2205-2168-9

Fax

+66 (0)22051295
+66 (0)22052165

Electronic contact

pcsc@police.go.th

Website
http://www.pcscenter.sb.police.go.th
Additional information

Residents and non-residents: Apply in person or by post to the address above.

Citizens, provide:

  • your passport and Thai ID card
  • household registration
  • any evidence of name changes
  • marriage certificate or divorce certificate (if available)
  • evidence of military service (such as Sor Dor 9, Sor Dor 8 or Sor Dor 48)
  • the agreement from your employer (if you are travelling to work in Australia), and
  • a written request for the certificate from the Department office processing your application.

Non-resident citizens will need to provide the above documents and two full sets of fingerprints and two photographs (1 or 2 inch size).
All copies of documents must be certified.
Fee: payable.
Processing time: approximately seven working days.

Non-citizens provide:

  • your passport and a copy of your passport
  • document (s) certifying you are working, were working are or living in Thailand
  • a Thai work permit (if available)
  • two photographs (1 or 2 inch size), and
  • two full sets of fingerprints.
  • All copies of documents must be certified.

Fingerprints
Fingerprints must be taken at a local police station or Thai consulate or embassy in your country of residence.
In Australia you may need to contact the relevant state police authority or the Australian Federal Police to obtain fingerprints as local police stations may not be able to provide inked copies.
Non-residents: If you require the certificate to be returned by post, please include a self addressed envelope with the postage fee (equivalent to five international postage vouchers which can be purchased at the local office).
Note: we recommend you check the website of your nearest Thai embassy or consulate as requirements for obtaining Thai police certificates may vary between countries.