Photo: Thor Jørgen Udvang.Photo: Thor Jørgen Udvang

2016 was indeed an unusual year for Thailand. The people of this wonderful country lost its beloved King Bhumibol after 70 years on the throne. Condolences came in from all over the world, including from King Harald of Norway. The Thai people consider 13 October 2016 as an extraordinary sad day in their lives. The mourning has been very graceful and continues to be so. Millions of people have...

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Det har regnet mye i Sør-Thailand de siste ukene og dette har ført til flom flere steder. Nordmenn i berørte områder oppfordres til å følge lokale anvisninger om hvordan man bør forholde seg til situasjonen.

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The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok would like to inform applicants and references that it will introduce a compulsory, additional questionnaire from the beginning of 2017. This new questionnaire will be for all four types of visas; visiting friend / boyfriend, visiting close family, tourist visits and business visits. It will also be compulsory to fill out and submit a similar questionnaire...

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COMMIT country representatives, UN-ACT and donor representatives. Mr. Holmelid from the Norwegian Embassy (Second from the right). 
Photo: Julianne Borgen.

The Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking (COMMIT) is a process led by the Governments in the six countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. On 24 November, the COMMIT Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) 11 was conducted in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The COMMIT countries work together to combat human trafficking. The United...

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Photo: Julianne Borgen.

On Tuesday 22 November 2016, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) hosted a seminar titled ‘Application of Drone Technology for Landslide Risk Management’ at Swissôtel Nai Lert in Bangkok. The session was a part of the Regional Meeting under the Asian Program for Regional Capacity Enhancement for Landslide Impact Mitigation. The conference aimed to bring together technical experts and...

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Ambassaden ønsker å informere om flere viktige endringer vedrørende behandling av visumsøknader som er blitt innført i løpet av høsten 2016.

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On 3 November, the annual meeting between Mahidol University and the Royal Norwegian Embassy was conducted in Bangkok. The Norwegian government cooperates with Mahidol University on two capacity-building programs for Master and PhD students in five ASEAN countries. So far 151 students have been granted scholarships, and the students are expected to contribute to sustainable development in their...

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'Fisheries crime poses a threat to the world's fisheries resources and to economic development in developing countries. International cooperation is essential in the fight against this type of crime,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Norway will provide NOK 39.7 million in support of UN efforts to combat fisheries crime.

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Ambassaden i Bangkok vil med dette informere søkere og referanse om at det fra årsskiftet 2017 vil bli innført et obligatorisk tilleggsspørreskjema til alle fire typer visumsøknader; besøke venn/kjæreste, besøke nær familie, turistbesøk og forretningsbesøk. Spørreskjemaet skal fylles ut ved hver ny søknad, uansett hvor mange ganger man tidligere har besøkt Norge (og eventuelt samme referanse)....

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Photo: Jørgen Gomnæs / The Royal Court.

His Majesty King Harald of Norway has extended his congratulations to His Majesty the King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun of Thailand on the occasion of His Majesty’s ascending the throne.  

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Photo: Guri Dahl  . 
Photo: Guri Dahl  .

Hvordan levere inn klage på avslått søknad. How to submitt an appeal on a rejected application

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Ambassaden i Bangkok hadde den 12. oktober en større vannlekkasje i sine lokaler. For å kunne utbedre skadene, har ambassaden flyttet til nye midlertidige lokaler.

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Photo: Julianne Borgen.

On Tuesday 8 November, Ambassador Kjetil Paulsen welcomed past and present exchange students between Thailand and Norway to his residence.

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