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|Royal Thai Consulate-General, Chennai
สถานกงสุลใหญ่ไทย ณ เมืองเจนไน
தாய்லாந்துத் துணைதூதரகம், சென்னை
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai (Thai: สถานกงสุลใหญ่ไทย ณ เมืองเจนไน) 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, Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala. The current Consul General is Nitirooge Phoneprasert. He succeeds Krongkanit Rakcharoen.
The chancery premises of the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai is located at No.116, Chamiers Road, Nandanam, Chennai. with effect from 1 November 2018. Earlier, the chancery, along with the Thai Trade Office, was located at No.116, Chamiers Road, Nandanam, Chennai.
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.
- Mr. Suphot Yanthukij
- Mr. Chanchai Charanvatnakit
- Mr. Somsak Triamjangarun
- Mrs. Krongkanit Rakcharoen
- Mr. Nitirooge Phoneprasert (2019–Present)
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.
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