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How to Apply for a Visa
How to lodge an application at the Australian Embassy Bangkok
Application forms, booklets and information forms can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website. You will require Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view and print the forms and booklets.
Under the Migration Act 1958 applications may be decided on the basis of available information. Therefore, it is important that applications are as complete as possible and all supporting documentation is provided at the time of lodgement. Incomplete or poorly documented applications may be delayed or possibly refused.
You may be asked to provide further documents or information relating to your particular circumstances after your application has been lodged.
You should support your application with as much information as possible at the time of lodgement as a decision may be made solely on the information that you have provided with your application.
Fraud or misrepresentation
Any degree of fraud or misrepresentation is likely to result in your application being refused. Applicants should answer all questions fully and truthfully and disclose any information relevant to the question. All signatures on forms and in the applicant’s passport must be the applicants.
Certification of documentation
All personal documents such as Birth Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Household Registration Book, Educational Qualifications, etc. must be certified by the relevant local district office or the departments Service Deliver Partner VFS Global. “Certified copies” are copies authorised or stamped as being true copies of originals, by a person or agency recognised by the laws of the person’s home country.
The Consular Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok can witness and authenticate signatures and provide certain other notarial services (fees apply for these services).
In Australia, copies may be certified by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, or person before whom a statutory declaration may be made under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959.
Please note: Photocopies of certified copies are NOT acceptable.
Translation of documentation:
Documents not in English must be accompanied by an English translation. In Bangkok, any licensed translator should undertake the translation. In Australia, translators must be accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). Evidence of relationship, such as personal letters, do not need to be translated.
Lodgement of applications
VFS Global currently has an agreement with the Australian Embassy Bangkok to provide Australian visa application services in Thailand. Applicants (except for Refugee and Humanitarian Entrants) should lodge their visa application in person at the Australian Visa Application Centre in Bangkok or at one of VFS Global’s sixteen Thai Post courier centres across Thailand.
The Australian Visa Application Centre
Floor 34 Thai CC Tower,
889 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok
(adjacent to Surasak BTS Station)
Business hours: 0830 to 1630 Monday to Friday
Telephone: 02 6723476 or 02 6723477 or 02 6723478 or 02 6723479
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A fee will be charged for this service in addition to the Visa Application Charge for all visa applications. For more information about lodgement procedures, fees charged, contact details, office locations and service hours for lodging application or passport pick up, see: www.vfs-au.net
By mail or courier to the Australian Embassy
Visa and Immigration Office
Australian Embassy Bangkok
37 South Sathorn Road
Please ensure you have enclosed the appropriate Visa Application Charge (Fee). The Visa and Immigration Office accepts the following methods of payment for applications lodged by mail or courier:
• Cashier’s Cheque purchased in Bangkok or Nonthaburi, Samutprakarn provinces;
• Or Bank Draft if purchased in other provinces within Thailand
Please ensure your Cashier’s Cheque or Bank draft is payable to: ‘Australian Embassy Bangkok’
The amount payable must be show in Thai Baht.
Applicants should provide a self-addressed pre-paid envelope (EMS) with the application. The Australian Embassy takes no responsibility for any loss of documents sent or returned by mail and /or by courier services.