History of the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Chennai
The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai 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, and the Union Territory of Puducherry. The current Consul General is Mr. Nitirooge Phoneprasert. He succeeds Ms. Krongkanit Rakcharoen in 2019.
Plans to establish a Royal Thai Consulate General in Chennai were implemented in 2003. The consulate was completed in late 2005. Currently, the chancery premises of the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai is located at No. 116, Chamiers Road, Nandanam, Chennai 600035. The Consulate General has under its control the visa application centres located at Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Cochin, with the Chennai Consulate assessing all applications.
In November 2005, the Consulate General in Chennai opened a Thailand Visa Application Centre in the city located at 1 D Century Plaza, 560-562 Mount Road, Teynampet.
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.
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.
List of consul generals
- Mr. Suphot Yanthukij
- Mr. Chanchai Charanvatnakit
- Mr. Somsak Triamjangarun
- Ms. Krongkanit Rakcharoen
- Mr. Nitirooge Phoneprasert (2019–Present)