Australian Embassy

Visas and migration

Immigration, Visas and Citizenship


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IMPORTANT: Please apply for your visa well in advance of travel and you need to provide English Translations of supporting documents not in English.


Check [your application] twice, submit [your application] once

To help us process your application faster, there are things you can do to make sure that when you submit your visa application it is ‘decision ready’.  For further information about this, see  Check twice, submit once (

Note - If any of your supporting documentation is not in English, you will need to include a translation in English, as well as a copy of the original document. Each translated document must include (in English) the translator’s:

  • full name, address and telephone number; and
  • qualifications and experience in the language they are translating.

We recommend that you lodge your application early and you book your flight only after your visa has been granted. The Australian Government does not accept any responsibility or liability for financial losses related to the booking of flights and accommodation, which are incurred by applicants whose visa application was finalised later than expected or whose application was ultimately unsuccessful. Please check the current Global visa processing times ( and ensure you leave sufficient time for processing of your application. 


Travel to Australia during peak holiday seasons

If you are planning to visit Australia during the holiday periods, we encourage you to apply as early as possible and submit complete applications, including English translations of documents not issued in English.

For further information on how to lodge a complete application for a visitor visa. See Applying for a visitor visa at Check twice, submit once (


Need help?

The Australian Embassy in Bangkok receives a significant amount of correspondence each day. Before contacting us, we encourage you to use online services and information available on this website, and the Home Affairs website, to get the information you require. If, after accessing these websites, you still require additional information or assistance you can:

  • Call the Home Affairs Global Service Centre number in Australia on +61 2 6196 0196, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (local time).
  • Contact Home Affairs Bangkok (Thailand, Laos and Myanmar) online using the Australian Immigration Enquiry form. Select the overseas post as Bangkok (Thailand, Laos and Myanmar).

If your query is complex and requires us to access your details you can contact the Global Service Centre (GSC). Contact us (



Welcome to the website of the Department of Home Affairs at the Australian Embassy in Thailand. We manage visa and citizenship services for clients in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.

For information on applying for Australian visas, please visit the Home Affairs website.

The information provided here is additional and specific for clients in Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.



Last updated: 8 November 2021