If you need assistance while in Thailand then the New Zealand Embassy in Bangkok will be able to assist you if you have been arrested, be involved in an accident or need to have your passport replaced. You can also get a letter of no impediment if you are wanting to register your marriage in Thailand. Note that this Embassy covers Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Burma and located in the Pathum Wan district of Bangkok.
New Zealand Embassy in Bangkok
If you want to take your Thai wife back to New Zealand or your Thai fiancee then you can apply for a visa at the Embassy for her. You need to call or email the Embassy for their process and also the cost and timeline for the visa. We have added a map to the address below. Note that the closest BTS station to the Embassy is the BTS Phloen Chit Station. You can see this on the Google map which has been added below. The Embassy of New Zealand is in the same building as the South African Embassy in Thailand. Parking is a problem if you are going by car. You would normally have to pay for parking at the All Seasons Hotel parking bays. See also the Oman Embassy in Thailand as well as the Consulate of Namibia in Thailand and finally the New Zealand Embassy in Bangkok.
Firstly you will note that the visa and Embassy are in two seperate locations. The Embassy can provide you with consular assistance. There is a limit to what they can assist you with as it is in a foreign country. If you have lost your passport you will need to report this to Thai police and obtain a case number. Then contact the Embassy and apply for a new passport. They will require the police case number from you. Finally they can issue you with a new passport or issue you with an emergency travel document so you can leave Thailand.
If you require a notary public then you will need to ensure that you have the correct documents. Currently the price for the notarial service at the Embassy is 800 THB to certify a document as being a true copy of an original document. These tend to be the most common. Then its 1,700 THB for providing a consular letter, taking a statutory declaration, affidavit, or witnessing signature which takes more time and costs more money. Finally its 2,500 THB for verifying an authentication signature on a NZ document. These are documents which have already been authenticated by NZ authorities.
Firstly if you are getting married, then you will need a freedom to marry letter. The Thai government needs a letter from the New Zealand Embassy to state that you are single. You will need to take your passport to the Embassy and from there apply for the letter. They will tell you when to return. With this letter you will have to have it verified at the Thai Foreign Affairs office. Finally have a translated and certified copy as well. You can see what to do here.
Not the emergency after hours telephone – +64 99 20 20 20 (for after-hours consular assistance)
|Embassy of New Zealand
87 M Thai Tower Wireless Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Visa Application Centre
140/41 (19D), ITF Tower, 19th Floor Silom Road, Suriyawongse, Bangrak Bangkok
|0 2254 2530 (General)
0 2 236 7138 (Visa)
|0 2253 9045
|09.00 – 16.30 hrs. (Monday – Friday)
|The Embassy is closed on all local and foreign public holidays
Firstly if you are changing passports you will need to move your Thai visa from the old New Zealand passport to the new passport. This can be done at any immigration office in Thailand. Finally there are many and they range from Thai immigration in Bangkok to as far as Thai immigration in Sisaket as an example. Contact them for assistance.