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Apply For A Thai Passport

By Paul Aslett on August 13, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Ever wanted to know the application process to obtain a Thai passport?  The Thailand passport application requirements for each age group are as follows :

Thai Passport Documents required for adult applicants aged 20  

Thai Passport

Thai Passport Application

The original valid Thai Citizenship I.D. Card, Government Official Identification Card or

an identification card that complies with the rules of the Ministry of Interior.

If the Government Official Identification Card does not contain a 13-digit Personal Number,

the applicant must bring the House Registration as well)

Application Fee

Passport Application fee: 1,000 Baht

Postage service (EMS) fee: 35 Baht

Thai Passport Applications For Under 15 & Under !

Thai passport applicants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by parents or a legal guardian. If parents cannot appear, at least one parent must accompany the child when applying for a passport.

Thai Passport Applications Submitted Inside Bangkok !

– Both parents can accompany the child to apply for an e-Passport and sign the parental consent form.

or

– One parent must accompany the child to apply for an e-Passport. The other parent can appear and sign the parental consent form when he/she picks-up the e-Passport.

or

– One parent must accompany the child, signs the parental consent form, and submits a notarized consent letter of the non-appearing parent.

Thai Passport Applications Submitted Outside Bangkok !

– Both parents can accompany the child to apply for an e-Passport and sign the parental consent form.

or

– One parent accompanies the child, signs the parental consent form, and submits a notarized consent letter of the non-appearing parent.

Notes:  If necessary, both parents who cannot accompany the applicant under the age of 15 to apply for a passport may designate a representative to do on their behalf. A representative is required to submit additional documents they are as follows:

(1) a letter of Authorization from the applicant’s parents giving he/she the authority to sign a parental consent form in front of the Passport Office’s authorized personnel

(2) a parental consent letter signed by the applicant’s non-appearing parents

(3) original Citizenship I.D. Cards of the applicant’s parents

(4) the representative’s Citizenship I.D.Card (original document)

Note: A parental consent letter and a letter of Authorization must be notarized by the Thai district registration office or the Thai embassy / consulate–general abroad.

Information About Applying For A Thai Passport !

If the Thai passport applicant was born to parents who did not sign a marriage certificate, only the mother of the applicant can sign the parental consent form. She will need to bring a letter guaranteeing sole guardianship issued by her domicile district office (Por Kor 14) accompanied by her ID Card which must bear the title ‘Miss’. If the applicant was born to parents who did not sign a marriage certificate, the father of the applicant cannot sign the parental consent form alone unless there is a court order granting sole guardianship to the Father. If the applicant’s parents were divorced or did not live together, a parent who is present to sign the parental consent form will need to bring the memorandum of divorce proving sole custody of the appearing parent. If the applicant’s birth parents had officially given up the applicant for adoption, they cannot sign the parental consent form on behalf of the adoptive parents. Required Thai passport documents must be original or must be certified or notarized by the district office or agency that issued the documents.

Documents required for applicants under the age of 15

Birth Certificate or a certified copy from the applicant’s district office

House Registration

Parents or legal guardian’s Citizenship I.D. Card or the other identification card which compiles to the rules of the Ministry of Interior

A parental consent letter and a certified copy of the parent’s Citizenship I.D. Card of non-appearing parent

Other relevant documents such as

Change of Name or Surname Certificate

Adoption/Legal Guardianship Certificate

Divorce Certificate

Divorce’s memorandum certifying sole custody of the appearing parent

Death Certificate of non-appearing parent

Judicial declaration of incompetence of non-appearing parent

Alien Certificate of the applicant’s parents

Application fee

Passport application fee: 1,000 Baht

postage service (EMS) fee: 35 Baht

Apply For A Thai Passport !

Rules for applicants between the ages of 15-20. Applicants between the ages of 15-20 are not required to be accompanied by their parents. When applying for a Passport. However, both parents are required to sign the parental consent from in front of the Passport Office’s authorized personnel otherwise the applicant has to submit a notarized parental consent letter signed by parents or a legal guardian.

 Passport applications submitted in Bangkok

– Both parents accompany the child to apply for a Passport and sign the parental consent form at the Passport Office.

or

– One parent accompanies the child to apply for a Passport and sign the parental consent form. The other parent can appear and sign the parental consent form when he/she picks-up the e-Passport.

or

– One parent accompanies the child, signs the parental consent form, and submits a notarized consent letter of the non-appearing parent.

or

– Applicant submits a notarized parental letter signed by the non-appearing parents.

Passport applications submitted outside of Bangkok

– Both parents accompany the child to apply for an e-Passport and sign the parental consent form.

or

– One parent accompanies the child, signs the parental consent form, and submits a notarized consent letter of the non-appearing parent.

or

– Applicant submits a notarized parental letter signed by the non-appearing parents.

Required documents must be original or must be certified or notarized by the agency that issued the documents.

Documents required for applicants between the ages of 15-20

 Citizenship I.D. Card or an identification card which complies with the rules of the Ministry of Interior

A notarized parental consent letter and certified copies of parents’ Citizenship I.D. Cards

Other relevant documents such as Change of Name or Surname Certificate,

Adoption/Legal Custody Certificate/ Divorce Certificate, Memorandum of Divorce certifying sole custody, Death Certificate, Alien Certificate

Application fee Passport application fee 1,000 Baht

Postage service (EMS) fee 35 Baht

Useful Links :

Visa Requirements For Thai Citizens –  Wikipedia 

Thailand Ministry OF Foreign Affairs – Click Here

Thailand Passport Application Information – Thai Language

How To Get A Thai Citizen A Visa – Thai Visa Express Visa For Thai

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Paul AslettView all posts by Paul Aslett
Qualified UK Immigration Consultant - OISC F200700163. Owner of Thai Visa Express - UK -Australia- Thailand Visa applications. Expertise UK visa immigration family migration visa applications - leave to enter & remain in the UK. My expertise is visas for Thai citizens to travel or settle overseas, currently living working in Thailand.