Certified Documents In Thailand – Australian Visa Application
To Certify documents for any visa applications they must be stamped as true copies of the originals, the person or any visa agent must be recognised by the relevant laws in that person’s . The visa section will expect you to supply these especially with any partner visa applications for further information click here.Follow our simple guide and information on how & where to get your documents certified in Thailand.
What Is A Certified Document ?
- Its a copy document that a responsible person has stamped to say they have seen the original
- An example maybe a copy of your passport photograph page or perhaps a driving licence
- Ajustice of the peace for example may stamp & sign these off or perhaps a Thai lawyer
The full list of the certified documents the Australian Embassy in Bangkok will expect you to supply are as follows :
- Birth Certificates
- Marriage Certificates
- Household Registration Book
- Change name certificates
- Divorce certificates
- Por Kor 14
- Educational qualifications
Translation Of Certified Documents
You must provide the above certified documents for your visa application & also provide a correctly certified translation into English many places offer this service.
As per the current guidance :
Documents that are not in English must be translated and accompanied by an English translation when you lodge your application. However, evidences of relationship, such as personal letters, do not need to be translated.
Who Can Translate My Certified Documents For A Partner Visa ?
In Bangkok, any licensed translator should undertake the translation.In Australia, translators must be accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
Staff will Certify documents at Vfs Global Bangkok this maybe subject to change at anytime.
Or your local district office Amphur will certify documents for your Australian visa application.
Or you should attend the Consular Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok can witness and authenticate signatures etc
In Australia, copies may be certified by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, or person before whom a statutory declaration may be made under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959.
Do not supply photo copies of certified documents they will not be accepted contact us for further details.
Where is VFS Australia in Bangkok :
The Trendy Office Building 28th Floor,
Sukhumvit Soi 13, Klongtoey-Nua, Wattana,
(BTS NANA, exit number 3)
Email: [email protected]
Business hours: 08:30 – 16:30, Monday to Friday (Except Embassy Public holidays) or Saturday (by appointment only)
Submission of Application: 08:30 – 15:00 Monday to Friday
Collection of visa notification letter: 10:00 – 16:30 Monday to Friday
By mail or courier to the Australian Embassy
Visa and Immigration Office
Australian Embassy Bangkok
37 South Sathorn Road
Please ensure you have enclosed the appropriate Visa Application Charge (Fee).
The Visa and Immigration Office accepts the following methods of payment for applications lodged by mail or courier:
• Cashier’s Cheque purchased in Bangkok or Nonthaburi, Samutprakarn provinces;
• Bank Draft if purchased in other provinces within Thailand
Please ensure your Cashier’s Cheque or Bank draft is payable to: ‘Australian Embassy Bangkok’
The amount payable must be show in Thai Baht.
Applicants must provide a self-addressed pre-paid envelope (EMS) with the application. The Australian Embassy takes no responsibility for any loss of documents sent or returned by mail and /or by courier services.
If you require professional help with your visa application contact our visa & immigration office in Thailand we will be more than happy to help you.