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Thailand Passport – 3 Easy Steps To Get A Passport

By Paul Aslett on January 15, 2017 in Living In Thailand

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Thailand passport & how to apply for a passport in Thailand, the process is fairly simple follow our 3 step guidance.

Thailand Passport

Thailand Passport Application Guidance

Step 1

  • Valid Thai citizens ID card, this should have a 12 -digit id number. You must also bring the house blue book plus other official documents.
  • Take a queue number at the local Thai passport office, fill in the applicants name, date of birth,place of birth

Step 2

  • A passport officer  measures the applicant’s height, captures the applicant’s bio-metric data information , this includes taking the applicant’s photograph  and fingerprints.
  • They will verify to certify the applicant’s information is correct.
  • Apply for EMS postage service

Step 3

  • Pay the Thai passport fee.
  • get a receipt in some cases the applicant can use Ems to deliver the new passport.
  • Processing times for Thai passports is 3 – 10 days only

What About Lost & Stolen Thai Passports – Whats The Process ?

Lost your Thailand passport, you must get a police report before you apply for a new travel document.

Thailand Passport Offices – Locations Across Thailand

Map & guidance to the various locations , where to submit my passport application in Thailand – Thai passport Office

Pattayas first passport office opens –  Thai passport office location in Pattaya

How Much Does It Cost  – Thailand Passport fees (2017) 

e-Passport application fee  : 1,000  Baht
postage service (EMS ) fee :    35  Baht

Did You Realize This – We Have 4 Different Types Of Thai Passport ?

Standard Thai passport

This is for Thai citizens & the most common passport valid for 5 years.

Dark blue passport

This is for official government use only.

Red cover

  1. Close relatives of the king
  2. The royal family
  3. Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Ministers.
  4. House Speaker and Deputy House Speaker, Top Administrator and President of the Senate.
  5. President of the Supreme Court, Vice-President of the Supreme Court and President of the Court of Appeal
  6. President of the Constitutional Court and President of Administrative Court
  7.  Ex-Prime Minister and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
  8. Supreme Commander and Army Commander
  9. Diplomat who has diplomatic mission aboard
  10. A diplomat who works in foreign country, his/her spouse and child/children who lives and/or studies in that country, age of children should not be over 25 years old
  11.  A spouse who accompanies a person specified in number 2-8
  12.  Any person who works for benefits of the Thai government or is under Obligations between countries or if it is necessary or builds reputation for Thailand in the world.

Green Cover

This is a temporary passport – 2 years validity. Issued for Thai monks & Hajj passports issued to Thai muslims

How Do I get Thai citizenship ?

In all cases you will also have to meet the following conditions to apply for Thai citizenship: An applicant  must have lived in Thailand continuously, for at minimum of  five years before applying for Thai citizenship .Must be a permanent resident & be  18 years old .

Information about how to apply for a Thai passport visit – Thai passport information.

UK passports renewals in Thailand – apply to renew a UK passport in Bangkok

how to apply for a Thai passport click here


About the Author

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.