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Message from Consul-General

Mr. Tomwit Jarnson, Consul General of Thailand
Message from Mr. Tomwit Jarnson, Consul General of Thailand in Mumbai on the occasion of the opening of the Thai visa application centres in Western India.

Namaste and Sawasdee krub.

The year 2012 heralds a new and significant occasion for the relations between Thailand and India as both our countries mark 65th year of diplomatic relations. This is highlighted by the increasing bilateral cooperation in political and economic spheres while tourism has never been better. In 2011, more than 800,000 Indians visited Thailand, a figure which is expected to grow annually.

Foreseeing growth and significance of the Indian tourist market to Thailand, it is my great pleasure to announce that the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Mumbai has decided to outsource its visa services from May 2012 onwards and has entrusted Cox and King Global Services (CKGS) to open Thai visa application centres in Western India. In this connection, five visa application centres will be opened in major cities in Western India under our jurisdiction namely, Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Indore in Madhya Pradesh and Panaji in Goa.

I am very confident that the visa application centres in each city will provide relevant information on Thai visas and regulations as well as more ease and convenience to the local Indian tourists. Information on all facets of Thailand itself will also be available. I would like to welcome and encourage Indian tourists to procure a Thai visa before travelling to Thailand through our five visa application centres. Through this website, you can find useful information regarding our visa processing procedures, requirements for Thai visas, as well as details on the visa application centres and weblinks to relevant Thai agencies. The opening of the visa application centres in five major cities in Western India is another milestone which reflects the strength of the two countries’ relations as well as Thailand’s outreach to Indian travellers.