Thai Birth Certificate (English-ไทย)

3 Simple Steps to Apply for a Thai Birth Certificate (ภาษาไทย)

➡ (Click here) Document Preparation Step 1

➡ (Click here) Document Preparation Step 2

➡  after completing step 1 and 2, please prepare documents for submitting to the Embassy as follow: 

Thai Birth Certificate
  • 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 by mail only to Royal Thai Embassy, Consular Section : Address 2300 Kalorama Rd. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. It is advised that all relevant documents are sent to regis@thaiembdc.org in advance for verification.
  • Processing time with complete documents are approximately 20 business days.
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

Area of Services 

The Royal Thai Embassy , Washington D.C.  will issue Thai birth certificates ONLY to Thai children whose parents are Thai nationals. It provides services for those born in 14 states in the territory including : District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Atlanta, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina (including Puerto Rico).

Required Documents

                                 Self-Pick Up

The informant must come to sign and collect the documents in person at the Consular Section of the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Documents to be prepared

1) US birth certificate passed through the authentication from step 1 and 2 and a copy of the certificate

2) Two color photographs of the child, size 2 x 2 inches

3) In case of the US birth certificate does not contain a child’s weight and necessary information, informant must shows a certificate from the hospital (the birth weight certificate of the child issued from the hospital) with a copy

4) A copy of the parents’ local identification card such as Driver License or State ID (if any)

5) An original and a copy of Thai ID card  

6) An original and a copy of valid parent’s passports

7) An original and a copy of marriage certificate

8) Forms:

“A petition for a birth certificate” [Download]

“A legalization form” [Download] 

“Mother’s testimony record” (in case the father is a foreigner) [Download]

“Mother’s testimony record” (in case the father and mother did not register the marriage) [Download]

9) Fee for certifying US birth certificate, money Order $15.00 USD payable to “Royal Thai Embassy”

*A copy of Passport, ID card and marriage certificate notarized by Notary Public can be used instead of original documents.

*You can make an appointment to sign the document on the passport appointment no more than 30 days from the date of issuing the birth certificate.

                              Pick Up by mail

The Thai Consular in Washington DC will send the Thai Birth Certificate and the original birth certificate to the informant to sign in the informant’s field. After the informant has signed a paper, it must be delivered to the Thai Consular in Washington DC for an authentication.

Documents to be prepared

1) US birth certificate passed through step 1 and 2 a copy of the certificate

2) Two color photographs of the child, size 2 x 2 inches

3) In the case of the US birth certificate does not contain a child’s weight and necessary information, informant must shows a certificate from the hospital (the birth weight certificate of the child issued from the hospital) with a copy

4) A copy of the parents’ local identification card such as Driver License or State ID (if any)

5) An original and a copy of Thai ID card 

6) An original and a copy of valid parent’s passports

7) An original and a copy of marriage certificate

8) Forms:

“Notary Public for Signature” [Download]

“A petition for a birth certificate” [Download]

“A legalization form” [Download]

“Mother’s testimony record” (in case the father is a foreigner) [Download]

“Mother’s testimony record” (in case the father and mother did not register the marriage) [Download]

9) Fee for certifying US birth certificate, money Order $15.00 USD payable to “Royal Thai Embassy”

10) Two USPS Priority Mail return envelopes affixed with stamps, priced at $9.90 USD each, with your name, address ,and the phone number on the envelope.

* To prevent loss, every envelope must have a tracking number.

* If the notifier is unable to deliver the signed documents to the Thai Consular in Washington DC, the petition is considered an incomplete petition.