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Many government departments have information relevant for foreigners living in Bangkok and Thailand. Websites are often in English and further information can be found by telephoning the relevant department. An English speaking person will often be available.
Here find the contact information for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and its Khets, the Immigration Bureau, the Department of Land Transport (DLT) and offices of Employment and Finance.
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) provides many local services for the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok. Public hospitals, health, education, sewage, sports and tourism are all part of the BMA's remit.
ID cards, House Registration Documents (Tabien Baan) and marriage certificates are issued in each of the 50 district offices. Some of these have been upgraded to be a "One Stop Service" centre to provide a more efficient service in a pleasant environment.
Telephone numbers for all the district offices in Bangkok can be found in the English version of the Yellow Pages or by telephoning the Yellow Pages to get the address and telephone number of a local office.
At: 59 Soi Chan, 18/7 Saint Louis, Thoongwatdon, Sathorn 10120
|Tel: 02 212 8112|
|Bang Kho Laem
At: 193 Rama III, Bang Kho Laem 10120
|Tel: 02 291 3800|
At: 209/1 Narathiwat Ratchanakharin, 28 Rd Chongnonsi, Yannawa 10120
|Tel: 02 294 2393|
At: 5 Narate Rd, Siphaya, Bangrak 10500
|Tel: 02 236 1395|
At: 216/1 Jula Soi 5, Rama IV Rd, Wangmai, Pathumwan 10330
|Tel: 02 214 3004|
At: 2 Phachau-tit, Huai Khwang 10320
|Tel: 02 277 1981|
At: 317 Sukhothai Rd, Dusit 10300
|Tel: 02 243 5311-5|
At: 5 Vipharadee Rangsit, 34 Soi Rd, Chatuchak 10900
|Tel: 02 513 3444|
At: 37 Yotha Rd, Talad Noi, Samphanthawong 10100
|Tel: 02 233 1224-8|
At: 77 Moo 8, Lad Phrao 10230
|Tel: 02 530 6641-7|
At: 120/18-19 Bangna-Trad Rd, Bang Na 10260
|Tel: 02 397 3695-7|
At: 599 Samgeek Khlauynamthai, Khlong Toei
|Tel: 02 240 2121|
At: 1792 Sukhumvit Rd, Phra Khanong 10260
|Tel: 02 311 2510|
At: 13 Phahonyothin, Samsainnai, Phaya Thai 10400
|Tel: 02 619 6061-5|
At: 1000/29-34 Liberty Insurance Building, Sukhumvit 55 10110
|Tel: 02 391 4696|
At: 99 Mit Maitree Rd, Din Daeng 10400
|Tel: 02 245 1612-3|
The Immigration Bureau is the main centre for all visa enquiries. It can be difficult to reach the relevant person by telephone. See the English language website for specific details and visit the office in person.
The Department of Land Transport (DLT) is responsible for issuing driving licenses, car registration documents and annual vehicle taxes amongst other things. Offices in Bangkok:
|Department of Employment
At: Office of Foreign Workers Administration, Mit Maitree Road, Din Daeng 10400
|Administration office for foreign workers||Tel: 02 245 2745|
|One Stop Service Centre
At: 18th Floor, Chamchuri Office Tower, 319 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
|The One Stop Service Centre speeds up the application and issue of Work Permits for certain applicants only||Tel: 02 209 1100
Fax: 02 209 1198
|Ministry of Labour
At: Mit Maitri Road, Din Daeng 10400
|For applications for work permits||Tel: 02 232 1421-22
|Board of Investment
At: 555 Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road, Chatuchak 10900
|Provides information on doing business in Thailand||Tel: 02 537 8111-55
|The Revenue Department
At: 90 Soi Phaholyothin 7, Phaholyothin Road, 10400
|Provides information on tax in Thailand and is responsible for tax collection throughout the country||Tel: 02 272 8000