Royal Thai Consulate General, Chennai
|Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai
Royal Thai Consulate-General, Chennai
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The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai is the mission of Thailand in South India representing the interests of the Thai government in the region. The other missions are the Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi and the Royal Thai Consulates General in Kolkata and Mumbai. The Chennai Consulate covers the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala and the union territory of Puducherry. The current consul general is Chanchai Charanvatnakit. He succeeds Suphot Yanthukij.
The chancery premises of the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai is located at 3 (Old 2) First Main Road, Vidyodaya Colony, T. Nagar with effect from 1 November 2011. Earlier, the chancery, along with the Thai Trade Office, was located at 21/22 Arunachalam Road, Kotturpuram.
On 8 October 2006, the Consulate General founded the Thai Student Associations Bangalore (ThaiSAB), a non-profit voluntary union of Thai students pursuing academic and research disciplines around Bangalore.
In 2009, the Chennai Consulate General issued nearly 300 visas a day, while the Embassy at New Delhi ranked top by processing 600 visas per day. The Chennai Consulate General contributed nearly 20 percent of the annual flow to Thailand.
The Consulate General has under its control the visa application centres located at Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, with the Chennai Consulate assessing all applications. As of 2011, the Chennai centre was receiving 400 to 600 visa applications per day.
On 11 October 2010, the Consulate General donated a set of books on cultural history, people, political hierarchy, places and economic significance of Thailand to the Anna Centenary Library at Kotturpuram.
- List of diplomatic missions in Chennai
- Indian–Thai relations
- List of diplomatic missions of Thailand
- Foreign relations of India
- Foreign relations of Thailand
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- "Thai consulate donates books to Anna Centenary Library". The Hindu (Chennai: The Hindu). 12 October 2010. Retrieved 14-Feb-2012.
- Official website of the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai
- Royal Thai Consulate-General Chennai, Republic of India
- Kingdom of Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs homepage
- List of Thai Embassies and Consulates