Last Updated on October 29, 2015 by Steven Meurrens

The following is a summary of the Environmental Overview of the immigration functions at the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok (the “Environmental Overview“).  The Environmental Overview was prepared as part of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada 2015-2016 planning exercise, and is current as of March 2015.


The Canadian High Embassy in Bangkok (“CIC Bangkok”) provides temporary resident visa services to residents of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.  It assists in permanent resident applications where possible, as it is a sub office of the Regional Processing Centre based in Singapore.

It is a small office and does not have the resources to undertake sites visits.



Temporary Resident Program

As with other visa posts, CIC Bangkok is reporting that E-apps “sap considerable resources” due to the time that it takes to process an E-app compared to a paper file.  The fact that Thai police certificates take 4-6 weeks also significantly impacts processing times.

The TRV approval rate is 87%.   For study permits the overall approval rate is 65%, with most refusals being based on lack of medicals.

The full report is below.  Please note that this report did not occur with the affiliation of the Government of Canada, and the report was obtained through an Access to Information Act request.