July 2021 update: Suspension of notarial appointments
Due to the current COVID-19 situation in Thailand, and measures imposed by Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) and the Phuket authorities, the Australian Consulate-General in Phuket has suspended notarial appointments until further notice.
We apologise for the inconvenience but have made this decision to protect the health and safety of both clients and staff. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and resume in-person services as soon as it is safe to do so.
For genuine emergencies, please contact the Consulate-General to discuss your situation.
Tel: +66 76 317700
Email: [email protected]
Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!
Please note that Australian consular or diplomatic officers are only permitted to witness an Australian Statutory Declaration being made for use in Australia by an Australian entity.
Can I request a certified copy of my Australian income statements to use as evidence of my income?
Thai authorities have advised that certified copies of Australian income statements do not meet their requirements as evidence of income. To renew or apply for a retirement visa, Thai Immigration have advised that you must demonstrate having funds or income in a Thai bank account; please contact Thai Immigration to clarify the visa requirements for Thailand; www.immigration.go.th
We provide document notarial services, by appointment. Information on this process is available here.
Appointments can be booked via this link:
Fees are payable for notarial services in accordance with the Consular Fees Act (1955). See the current fee schedule.
Please note we are a cashless office and only accept payment of fees by credit card or bank transfer/deposit. If you wish to pay by bank transfer or deposit please email us to obtain details and confirm the current fee payable for the service.
Notarial services include:
- witnessing and taking of affidavits, oaths or affirmations
- witnessing you signing Commonwealth Statutory Declarations and other Commonwealth forms (some state government forms and private sector forms are also allowed to be witnessed by DFAT staff)
- Australian consular officers are only permitted to witness an Statutory Declaration that is for use in Australia
- witnessing applications forms for, and issuing of, Certificates of No Impediment to marriage (CNI)
- witnessing notices of intended marriage
- legalisation of signatures and/or seals on Australian public documents (apostilles and authentications)
- certifying true copies of documents (that are either Australian or intended for use in Australia) or photographs (needed to accompany Australian forms)
Notarial Services we are unable to provide include:
- Witnessing statutory declarations or providing a letter which declares your address in Thailand, including to open a Thai bank account, obtain a Thai drivers license or transfer motor vehicle registration.
- Witnessing statutory declarations which declare your income or bank balances for Thai immigration purposes.
Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Consulate-General are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice. Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Consulate-General guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.