Chiang Mai Lawyer
Finding a reputable lawyer in Chiang Mai is essential. Better yet find a lawyer that has offices in all the main tourist centers. We, at Siam Legal with our head office in Bangkok, have branches in Chiang Mai, Phuket, Pattaya and Samui. There is no other law firm in Thailand with such a diverse and large legal network of full-service branch offices.
Should you decide to get married in Chiang Mai, retire in Chiang Mai, obtain a US or UK visa for your Thai girlfriend, fiancee or spouse, or buy a property in Chiang Mai, no other law firm in Chiang Mai can provide you with a cost-effective and streamlined solution as we can.Khun Apichart "Den" Mattayanuwat, our Chiang Mai lawyer at Siam Legal.
Notary Public in Chiang Mai
Although Thailand does not have a notary public law, as an alternative some Thai lawyers are authorized to function as notarial services attorneys. Our notary lawyer in Chiang Mai may certify copies of legal documents, verify and certify the authenticity of signatures, administer and notarize oaths of instruments such as power of attorney, to be used in other jurisdictions as normally accepted by the competent officer of the respective countries.
Buying Property in Chiang Mai
If you are a foreigner who wishes to acquire real estate in Chiang Mai, we have a team of Thai property lawyers with years of experience assisting Thai and foreign nationals in the legalities involved in buying property in Thailand such as title search, due diligence, contract review, and transfer of title at the land office.
Family Law Services
Siam Legal Chiang Mai also provides assistance on all aspects of Thai family law. We cater Thai and foreign nationals who need representation in adoption, prenuptial agreement, uncontested and contested divorce in Thailand, child custody, child support, child legitimation, and marital properties in Thailand.
Doing Business in Chiang Mai
Our corporate department has collective experience in doing business in Thailand. We provide corporate services namely: company registration, establishing business entities such as representative and branch offices, application for BOI Thailand, Treaty of Amity and FBL certification, amendment of company details (change of shareholding, structure, address, directors among others), application for government licenses such as import/export, FDA, alcohol and work permit application.
Civil and Criminal Litigation
We have a team of Litigation lawyers with years of experience in civil and criminal law and provides the best legal expertise in varied cases involving Fraud, Theft, Serious Assault, Drug Offences, Criminal Negligence, Money Laundering, Breach of Contract, Debt Collection, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice, Extradition, Commercial and Property Disputes, Labour Disputes.
Thai Visa Services
Chiang Mai is well-known amongst those who retire in Thailand. In fact, Chiang Mai has been well ranked in many of the retirement magazines in the United States. Retiring in Thailand or for that matter, Chiang Mai always requires the services of a Chiang Mai lawyer. Our immigration lawyer Chiang Mai provides assistance for Thailand visas such as business visa, Thai marriage visa, Thai retirement visa, Thai Elite visa, and permanent residence.
Foreign Visa Services
Our Chiang Mai office works with the Bangkok office in handling successful foreign visa application such as US Tourist Visa, US K1 Visa, US K3 Visa, US CR1 Visa, UK Visitor Visa, UK Spouse Visa, Canadian Tourist Visa, Canadian Spouse Visa, Australian Tourist Visa, Australian Spouse Visa, and Schengen Visas to European countries.
Getting Married in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai is a popular destination for couples who wish to get married. Our marriage registration service includes the preparation of marriage affirmation, translation, and legalization of documents, accompanying the clients at the registration office. We can ensure that the marriage complies with Thai law, and for foreigners, that it is also recognized abroad.
Other Legal Services
As a full-service law firm in Chiang Mai, we also provide other legal services such as: Drafting a Last Will and Testament, Private Investigation, Obtaining a Police Clearance Certificate, Assistance in Opening a Bank Account in Thailand, Translation and Legalisation services.
Frequently Asked QuestionsHow do I find a Notary in Chiang Mai?
Our lawyer Apichart Mattayanuwat is a licensed lawyer practicing in Thailand and also a licensed notarial services attorney by the Lawyers Council of Thailand. He could notarize a document or signature of the applicant and provide other legal services.How to get married in Chiang Mai for US citizens?
US citizens can get married in Chiang Mai, firstly, by obtaining the marriage affirmation and a certified copy of passport at the US Consulate in Chiang Mai. These documents will then be translated into Thai by our lawyer and submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Chiang Mai branch for legalization. The legalized documents will be submitted to the district office. At the district office, the couple will be accompanied by our staff as their interpreter and two other witnesses.Can I apply for a US visa in Chiang Mai?
Yes, you are able to apply for a US Visa at the US Consulate in Chiang Mai. Siam Legal Chiang Mai provides you with US Visa services, which may include but not limited to: full review of your personal, financial, and employment history, an extensive checklist of documents and professional and accurate preparation of your US visa application. For the K1 Fiancée Visa and US Spouse Visa, the visa interview will be conducted at the US Embassy in Bangkok.I want to retire in Chiang Mai, how do I go about it?
The process to retire in Chiang Mai involves applying for an initial non-immigrant O visa from the Thai embassy in your home country. You will use this visa to enter Thailand and open the bank account for the transfer of funds. If you are unable to obtain this non-immigrant O visa beforehand, you may enter on a tourist visa and then change the visa into a non-immigrant O visa in the Chiang Mai immigration office. After the funds have seasoned for two months the non-immigrant O visa will be converted into a one-year retirement visa.Can I apply for UK Visa in Chiang Mai?
Yes, Thai nationals and foreigners living in Chiang Mai may apply for a UK Visa through VFS Global office in Chiang Mai. You should tender your UK visa application at the VFS office which in turn forward your application to the UK Embassy Bangkok governed by the UK Border Agency. Before doing anything, you may get a consultation with our UK Visa and Immigration Specialist to make sure that you are qualified for the visa you are applying for and you will have a better chance of obtaining the UK Visa.What is the most popular and easiest business structure to set up in Chiang Mai?
The most popular Thai legal entity would be the Thai Limited Company, or a Private Thai Limited Company, to be exact. Thailand has a lot of foreign investment restrictions. The Private Thai Limited Company is flexible because it allows for 51% Thai ownership, while still allowing foreign investors to manage and control the company. According to Section 1096 of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code, a limited company requires a minimum of 3 shareholders (promoters) and shares are privately owned. The personal liability of the shareholders is limited to the amount unpaid on their shares. As mentioned, the Thai limited company also allows separation between the owners and management.
Chiang Mai Airport to Siam Legal Chiang Mai
Drive north and continue straight for 850 m toward Route 1141 (Mahidol Road). Turn right onto Route 1141 (Mahidol Road) and drive 1.9 km onto Chiang Mai Land Road. Turn left upon reaching Chiang Mai Land Road and drive 850 m before reaching Changklan Road. Turn left onto Changklan Road and drive straight for 400 m. You will see @Curve Mall on your right. Siam Legal is located on the 2nd Floor @Curve Mall.
Driving Directions from Tha Phae Gate to Siam Legal (Chiang Mai)
Drive along Kodchasan Road heading south east for 750 m toward Kodchasan-Sridonchai intersection. Slight left onto Sridonchai Road and you may continue to follow Sridonchai Road. At 550 m, you will pass by Chaiyont Shop (on your right). At 750 m, turn right after Shabushi by Oishi into Changklan Road. Continue driving on Changklan Road and after 1 km you will see @Curve Mall on your left. Turn left into Curve Mall and Siam Legal Chiang Mai is located on the 2nd Floor of @Curve Mall.
Driving Directions from Chiang Mai Zoo to Siam Legal Chiang Mai
Follow Route 1004 to Manee Nopparat Road in Si Phum Sub-district for around 7.6 km. Continue on Manee Nopparat Road to Kotchasarn Road for around 3.2 km. Turn left onto Kotchasarn Road and continue to follow Sridonchai Road for 750 m. Turn right in the intersection to Changklan Road. Drive for 1 km on Changklan Road and @Curve Mall will be on the left. Siam Legal Chiang Mai is located on the 2nd Floor @Curve Mall.
Driving Directions from Wat Chedi Luang to Siam Legal Chiang Mai
Take Pra Pok Klao Road for 800 m to Mun Mueang Road. Turn left and continue on Mun Mueang Road to Kotchasarn Road / Sridonchai Road for 600 m. Slight left onto Kotchasarn Road/Sridonchai Road and continue to follow Sridonchai Road for 750m. Turn right in the intersection to Changklan Road. Drive for 1 km on Changklan Road and @Curve Mall will be on the left. Siam Legal Chiang Mai is located on the 2nd Floor @Curve Mall.
Siam Legal (Chiang Mai)
Curve Mall 2nd floor Room C219-C220,
215/2 Chang Klan Road, Mueang,
Chiang Mai, 50100, Thailand
Tel: 053 818 306 / 053 820 619
Mobile: 0908 918 447
Int'l Dialing: +66 53 818 306
- Monday 9 AM to 6 PM
- Tuesday 9 AM to 6 PM
- Wednesday 9 AM to 6 PM
- Thursday 9 AM to 6 PM
- Friday 9 AM to 6 PM
- Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM
- Sunday Closed