Local Administration in Bangkok

Contact information for the administrative centres of Bangkok. The place to go for vehicle registration papers, ID cards, driving licences and more...

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.

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)

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.

The main District Offices (Khets) in Bangkok

Location Telephone
Sathorn
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
Yannawa
At
: 209/1 Narathiwat Ratchanakharin, 28 Rd Chongnonsi, Yannawa 10120
Tel: 02 294 2393
Bang Rak
At
: 5 Narate Rd, Siphaya, Bangrak 10500
Tel: 02 236 1395
Pathumwan
At
: 216/1 Jula Soi 5, Rama IV Rd, Wangmai, Pathumwan 10330
Tel: 02 214 3004
Huai Khwang
At
: 2 Phachau-tit, Huai Khwang 10320
Tel: 02 277 1981
Dusit
At
: 317 Sukhothai Rd, Dusit 10300
Tel: 02 243 5311-5
Chatuchak
At
: 5 Vipharadee Rangsit, 34 Soi Rd, Chatuchak 10900
Tel: 02 513 3444
Samphanthawong
At
: 37 Yotha Rd, Talad Noi, Samphanthawong 10100
Tel: 02 233 1224-8
Lad Phrao
At
: 77 Moo 8, Lad Phrao 10230
Tel: 02 530 6641-7
Bang Na
At
: 120/18-19 Bangna-Trad Rd, Bang Na 10260
Tel: 02 397 3695-7
Khlong Toei
At
: 599 Samgeek Khlauynamthai, Khlong Toei
Tel: 02 240 2121
Phra Khanong
At
: 1792 Sukhumvit Rd, Phra Khanong 10260
Tel: 02 311 2510
Phaya Thai
At
: 13 Phahonyothin, Samsainnai, Phaya Thai 10400
Tel: 02 619 6061-5
Vadhana
At
: 1000/29-34 Liberty Insurance Building, Sukhumvit 55 10110
Tel: 02 391 4696
Din Daeng
At
: 99 Mit Maitree Rd, Din Daeng 10400
Tel: 02 245 1612-3
Immigration Bureau

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.

  • Bangkok Immigration Office (Immigration Bureau)
    At
    : Chaengwattana Building B, No. 120, Moo 3, Chaengwattana Road, Tungsonghong Sub-District, Laksi District, Bangkok 10210
    Tel: 02 141 9889 / 1178
    Fax: 02 143 8228
  • Immigration Bureau (for citizens of Laos, Cambodia and Myamar)
    At: Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120
    Tel: 02 287 3101-10
Department of Land Transport (DLT)

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:

  • Head Office
    At
    : 1032 Phaholyothin Road, Lardyao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900
    Tel: 02 272 5322 or 02 272 5493
    Covers districts: Chatuchak, Pomprarb Satruphai, Lardprao, Samphanthawong, Don Muang, Patumwan, Bangrak, Dusit, Phayathai, Bangsue, Huay kwang, Bangkhen, Bangkapi, Din Daeng, Saimhai and Rachathevee
  • Bangkok Area 1
    At
    : Soi Wat Hua Krabu at km 4.5, Bangkunthian Thaithalae, Thakarm, Bangkhunthien, Bangkok 10150
    Tel: 02 415 7337
    Covers districts: Bangkhunthian, Yannawa, Sathorn, Jomthong, Thonburi, Klongsarn, Radburana, Thungkru, Bangkolaem and Bang Bon
  • Bangkok Area 2
    At
    : 51 Moo 5 Suanphak Road, Chimplee Talingchan, Bangkok 10170
    Tel: 02 882 1620-35.
    Covers districts: Talingchan, Bangkok Noi, Bangplad, Bangkok Yai, Nongkhaem, Phasichareon and Pranakorn
  • Bangkok Area 3
    At
    : Soi Sukhumvit 62/1, Bangjak Prakhanong, Bangkok 10110
    Tel: 02 332 9688-96
    Covers districts: Prakhanong, Klongtoey, Pravate, Suan Luang and Wattana
  • Bangkok Area 4
    At
    : 102/11 Liabwaree Road, Kokpad Nong Jork, Bangkok 10530
    Tel: 02 543 2010-12
    Covers districts: Minburi, Lard Krabang, Nongjok, Bungkum, Kannajao and Saphansoong
Employment and Finance
Office Function Contact
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
e-mail
Website
Ministry of Labour
At
: Mit Maitri Road, Din Daeng 10400
For applications for work permits Tel: 02 232 1421-22
Website
Board of Investment
At
: 555 Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road, Chatuchak 10900
Provides information on doing business in Thailand Tel: 02 537 8111-55
e-mail
Website
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
Website
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