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Visas and migration
All visa applications (temporary or permanent migration) not lodged through our Service Delivery Partner, VFS Global Australia-Thailand (http://www.vfs-au.net/) will be processed according to the Department’s Service Standards, please visit http://www.immi.gov.au/about/charters/client-services-charter/standards/2.1.htm
For all Tourist visas (subclass 600) and Short Stay Business visas (subclass 400) lodged directly with the Australian Embassy Thailand by mail/courier, the departmental service standard is 1 month.
For all Tourist visas (subclass 600) and Short Stay Business visas (subclass 400) lodged through our Service Delivery Partner (VFS Global Australia- Thailand) the current service standard is 10 working days.
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Australian Visa Application Centre
Visa applications, except for Refugee and Humanitarian Entry, should be lodged at the Australian Visa Application Centre in Thailand operated by VFS Global. A fee will be charged for this service in addition to the scheduled fee charged by the Australian Government for all visa applications. For more information about lodgement procedures, fees charged, contact details, office locations and office hours, visit www.vfs-au.net
Any applicant wishing to personally speak with an Immigration Officer about their Family migration visa application may do so by visiting the Visa Application Centre between 2:00pm and 4:00pm each Thursday (except Embassy public holidays). Staff from the Visa and Immigration Office of the Australian Embassy Bangkok will be available to address queries and meet with applicants wishing to lodge migration visa application at the Australian Visa Application Centre. Enquiries regarding non-Family visa applications should be directed to the general phone enquiry line or the email box. Refer to our contact details below. (hyper link to Contact details below)
21 March 2013
Changes to Visitor visa framework from 23 March 2013
Client Service Survey: In order to assess the quality of our client service, we are conducting a survey to encourage continual improvement in the services we offer to our clients. You can access the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/Bangkok2013
New Post Study Work Visa
New arrangements for the Post Study Work Visa are scheduled to commence from 23 March 2013. Detailed information about the new arrangements is available at www.immi.gov.au/students/_pdf/2011-post-study-work.pdf
21 May 2012
As of 1 June 2012 Visa Labels will no longer be issued for visas granted by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship office, Australian Embassy Bangkok. For further information visit http://www.immi.gov.au/visas/about-your-visa.htm
Please note that visa application charges change on the first of every January and every July. Information about new fees is available at http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/990i/visa-charges.htm
Paying for a VAC overseas
All VACs are listed in AUD. If you are paying a VAC outside of Australia, payment will need to be made in the currency and method accepted by the Australian High Commission, Embassy or Consulate where the visa application is being lodged. These Australian Missions cannot receipt Australian currency.
If you are planning to adopt a child overseas, please be aware that the Australian Embassy Visa and Immigration Section cannot give advice or information on adoption requirements or the adoption process in Thailand (or any other country).
Please refer to the department's website for the following Fact Sheet on Expatriate Adoptions
Applying for a Visa
- Visa Application Charges
- Standard Processing Times
- Using a Migration Agent
- Acting on someone else's behalf
- Health Requirements
- Character Requirements
- How to Apply for a Visa
- Visas for Children Under 18
- Visa Evidencing - obtaining a visa label
- Skilled Migration
Visa and Immigration Office
Australian Embassy Bangkok
37 South Sathorn Road
Bangkok 10120 Thailand
Please use the Online Enquiry Form for any enquiries.
Telephone: 02 344 6300 Fax: 02 344 6593
Map and Travel Directions to the Departments Service Delivery Partner (VFS GLOBAL)
Visiting the Visa and Immigration Office
If you are an Australian Citizen wish to meet with an officer of the Visa and Immigration Office you may request an appointment. Appointments can be made by telephone on 02 344 6400 between 2:30pm and 4:30pm, Monday-Friday, except public holidays.
Citizenship applications may be lodged in person at the Visa and Immigration Office between 10:30am and 12:00pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
Compliments and Complaints
We value your feedback, if you have any compliments of complaints please visit http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/forms/services/. Your compliments and complaints provide the department with information to help improve the quality of our services.