Thai Birth Certificate (ENG)

Thai Birth Certificate (ภาษาไทย)
  • A person born to a Thai parent (mother or legal father) acquires Thai Nationality by birth.
  • A parent of Thai nationality may apply for his or her child’s Birth Certificate in person at the Royal Thai Embassy or by mail. It is advised that all relevant documents are sent to idcard@thaiembdc.org in advance for verification.
Required Documents
1. Original U.S. Birth Certificate authenticated and sealed by the Department of State (Please see details on Authentication of U.S. Documents), and a copy

Step 1 : Secretary of State

www.nass.org/index.php/state-business-services/apostilles-document-authentications/

Step 2 : Department of State

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal-considerations/judicial/authentication-of-documents/office-of-authentications.html

2. Two recent (2 x 2 inches) photographs of the child

3. In case of the U.S. Birth certificate does not have a hospital name and child’s weight. The applicant needs to get a certified letter from the hospital

4. Proof of your current address such as a utility bill

5. A photo copy of  Parent’s U.S. Driver license or State ID

6. Original and a self-certified copy of Parent’s Thai National ID Card or Thai House registration with 13-digit ID.

7. Original and a self-certified copy of Parent’s valid passports

8. Original and a self-certified copy of Parents’ Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

9. Completed* “Application of Birth Certificate Form” [Download]

10. Completed* “Application of Legalization Form” [Download]

11. Completed* “Testimony of the Mother Form” in case of a non-Thai father [Download]

12. Completed* “Testimony of Mother Form” in case that parents have not registered their marriage [Download]

13. Legalization Fee-Money order of 15.00 USD made payable to “Royal Thai Embassy”

14. Self-addressed return envelope by ‘USPS (US Postal Service) Priority Mail Express’ with $23.75 postage stamp

Advice on first and last names of the child
  • The child’s names in the Thai Birth Certificate must be the same (i.e. written in Thai as it is pronounced in English) as in the U.S. Birth Certificate
  • The child’s last name must be that of his legal father or mother. The spellings of such last name must follow the parent’s Thai document.
*All required forms and other information can be found at www.thaiembdc.org/th

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