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  • Electronic cigarettes and baraku illegal in Thailand
    ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES and BARAKU are ILLEGAL in Thailand. Subject to criminal offenses punishable by the Thai law.
  • Prince Mahidol Award 2018: Call for Nomination
    The Royal Thai Consulate-General, Kolkata, invites governmental and private organisations in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, to nominate individual(s) or institution(s) with outstanding progress and/or research in medicine and/or promotion of public health for the Prince Mahidol Award 2018, at the initiatives of the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation, under the Royal Patronage. All nominations for the Prince Mahidol Award 2018 are requested to be submitted online, as a preferred method, to the foundation by 31 May 2018, via the website of the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation – The Prince Mahidol Award is the Kingdom of Thailand’s tribute to personalities and institutions who are reputed for the advancement in medicine and public health, in honour of His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol of Songkhla, Father of Thailand’s modern medicine and grandfather of His Majesty King Rama X. For further information on the Prince Mahidol Award of the year 2017, please log on to

News & Event 

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  • Announcement: Increase of Consular Fees (15 May 2018)
    New consular fees to apply from 15 May 2018 on.
  • Introduction of "visa stamp"
    From 14 March 2018 onwards, the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Kolkata, has begun issuing "visa stamps" for all types of visas.
    N O T I C E The Royal Thai Consulate-General, Kolkata wishes to inform that a great number of applications for Thai visas submitted to the Royal Thai Consulate-General have been detected with unauthentic signatures. This practice, known as falsification of official documents, constitutes a serious offense against Thai rules and regulations, with criminal and civil responsibilities to be borne by the applicants, the travel agencies at the origin of the applications, and the visa processing companies acting on behalf of the applicants. The Royal Thai Consulate-General, Kolkata kindly requests that all visa applicants and concerned parties pay the highest attention to the authenticity as well as the completeness of all visa applications before submitting, in order to ensure that the visa granting process can be conducted within reasonable period of time, and prevent any offense which may arise and lead to voiding or rejection of visa applications without refund. Royal Thai Consulate- General Kolkata 18 January B. E. 2561 (2018)

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej 

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  • Thailand's Path Toward Sustainable Development Goals
    Thailand's Sufficiency Economy Philosophy is a powerful tool to end poverty and help others achieve the Sustainability Development Goals of the United Nations.
  • Thailand Shares Its Recipe for Alleviating Hunger
    Thailand's Sufficiency Economy Philosophy helps ensure global food security, which is fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations
  • Honoring a Down to Earth King on World Soil Day
    He sat at the pinnacle of His society, but constitutional ruler King BhumibolAdulyadej of Thailand was a monarch and a man who was down to earth. For much of His 70 years on the throne – the longest reign of any monarch at the time of His passing–King Bhumibol traveled to the poorest and most remote corners of His Kingdom, sitting on the ground with farmers and villagers, listening to their problems and responding with over 4,000 sustainable development projects to better their lives. Many dealt with improving water, agriculture, livelihoods and health. As one of His closest aides said, however, “we were always confronted with soil issues.”
  • His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the Thai Muslim community
    Little did anyone know of the close relationship between His Majesty King Bhumibol and the Thai-Muslim community living near Thailand's southern borders that made up part of the country's overall population.


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