See also the Thai Consulate in New South Wales. If you are in Australia and wish to visit Thailand then you can speak to the staff at the Thai embassy in New South Wales. They will be able to assist you with registering a child born in Australia for Thai citizenship. They can also assist you with a retirement visa or a marriage visa if you have a Thai wife.
Thai Consulate in New South Wales
We have listed their contact details below so email then first before you go to their offices to ensure that you have the correct documents and also that they are open. If you are over the age of 50 then you can apply for a retirement visa if you meet the financial requirements. Speak to the staff at the Consulate in Sydney about the process and the requirements for the visa.
Royal Thai Consulate General Sydney
|Thai Consulate in New South Wales|
|Level 8, 131 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000|
|Phone (02) 9241 2542-3|
|- Visa inquiries: email@example.com|
|- Thai Passport: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|- Thai National ID: email@example.com|
|- Legalisation: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|- Thai Registration (Marriage/Divorce/Birth/Death): email@example.com|
|- General information: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|- Culture, and consular activities: email@example.com|
|Visa Application Lodging: Mon-Fri 9.30 - 12.30|
|Passport Collection: Mon-Fri 14.00 - 15.00|
See the forms below if you need consular assistance while in New South Wales. Note that you can apply for a Thai visa online with the eVisa website which you can also find more procedures listed under the Thai Embassy in Washington as the local processes will be the same. See the link to the Embassy. Note also that they are closed on Australian public holidays as well as on NSW Public Holidays.
For any visa inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Thai ID Form (Apply for a new Thai ID card in New South Wales)
- Thai Birth Certificate Form (Register your child born in Australia)
- Consent to use the surname for Birth Certificate
- Death Certificate Form
- Registration of Marriage Form
- Registration of Divorce Form
- Legalization Form
- Letter of Consent
- Letter of Consent and Authorization for minors (under 15 years of age) to travel abroad
- Letter of Consent and Authorization for minors (15 years old and older) to travel abroad
Application for an E-Passport
To avoid passport expiration or having a passport with less than six months validity, applicants are required to apply for a new passport before the expiration of the old one. It’s worth noting that E-passports cannot be renewed, hence the need for a new application. Also, E-passports are valid for a period of five years.
Thai passport for Adults (20 years old and above)
- Scan the QR Code “Passport” and fill out the online passport request form.
- Current Thai national ID Card, original or its copy
- Current Thai passport, original or its copy
For further enquiry, please send an email to email@example.com
You will need to book online : https://sydney.thaiembassy.org/th/publicservice/condition-passport
Thai Passport for Minors (under 20 years of age)
Scan the QR Code “Passport” and fill out the online passport request form.
(Fill in the form on the day of submitting the request only)
- Thai Birth Certificate, original or its copy
- Current Thai national ID Card, original or its copy
- A copy of Thai House Registration of minor
- The parents’ current Thai National ID Card (for Thai parents), original or its copy
- The parent’s current Passport (for non-Thai parent), original or its copy
To verify the passport holder’s identity, the E-passport is equipped with biometric data. Thus, obtaining an E-passport requires an in-person application. The current application fee is AUD 60.00, payable in cash or by debit card. The processing time for the application is typically 4-8 weeks. In case of loss or theft of the passport, an application form accompanied by a police report must be submitted. To collect the renewed passport, one must present the expired passport and the pick-up slip in person.
Application for Thai National ID card
Applicants seeking to obtain the first Thai national ID card must be physically present in Thailand. Additionally, they must possess the previous card, and their name should not be registered in the Central House Registration. The Thai national ID card contains personal information that corresponds to Thailand’s database on the House Registration system.
In situations where applicants need to modify their name, title, or surname following a divorce or marriage, they are required to first apply for a change in their personal details at the Thai District Offices in Thailand before applying for the Thai National ID.
Applying for a Thai National ID card
In order to verify one’s identity, the Thai National ID card incorporates biometric data, and therefore, applicants are required to apply for it in person. The Thai National ID card can be renewed up to 60 days before its expiry. Renewal, changing of name title, or English spelling of name and surname does not incur any fee.
However, if the card is lost, damaged, or there is a need to change personal information such as name, surname, or address, an application fee of AUD 6.00 (Cash or Debit Card Only) is applicable. Prior to applying for the Thai National ID card, applicants are required to apply for an amendment of their personal data at Thai District Offices in Thailand.
Once the application process is completed, the Thai National ID card will be issued immediately. It’s important to note that the Thai National ID form should be completely filled out.
- Renewal of Thai National ID card – Current Thai National ID card
- Change of name or surname on Thai National ID card – Current Thai National ID card and Certificate of Name Change
- Replacement of damaged card – Current Thai National ID card
- Change of name, title, or address – Current Thai National ID card
- Loss of Thai National ID card – Current Thai Passport
If the applicants do not possess a Thai passport, Thai House Registration or Birth Certificate, they must provide an Australian Photo Identity displaying the same first and last name as their Thai National ID card. In the case of loss or replacement of an old-versioned black and white Thai National ID card.
Then the applicants are required to submit a Thai passport, Household Registration, or Thai Birth Certificate indicating their 13-digited Thai Citizen Number. This along with an Australian Photo Identity that displays the same name and surname as stated in the Thai documents. If the Australian Photo Identity presents a different name and surname. Then applicants must provide documents verifying their name change or a Marriage Certificate as proof of identity.
For further inquiry, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Legalization of Foreign Document
Before utilizing an Australian document in Thailand, it must be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia. Those seeking additional information about DFAT’s legalization services can contact 1300 935 260 to schedule an appointment for the legalization service. For more information, please refer to the following link.
- Original authenticated documents
- Copy of every page of the original authenticated documents
- A copy of passport or Identification card or driver’s license of the owner of documents
- Download and complete the legalisation form (See above)
- The application fee is AUD 25.00 per document (Cash or Debit Card Only) or a money order is accepted. Money order payable to “Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney”
In case of submitting an application by Mail, please send all required documents to:
Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney, Australia
Level 8, 131 Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000
For further inquiry, please send an email to email@example.com
Registration of Marriage Certificate
Both parties must mutually agree to register for marriage, and at least one party must be a Thai national. If a party is under 20 but over 17 years of age, they can only register for marriage with the endorsement of their parent or legal guardian.
In the case of a woman who has lost her husband or whose marriage has been terminated, the marriage can only take place after a period of 310 days from the death or termination of the previous marriage, unless:
- A child has been born during that period;
- The divorced couple remarries;
- There is a certificate indicating that the woman is not pregnant;
- There is a court order allowing the woman to remarry.
A Single Status Certificate remains valid for 3 months from the date of issuance. The process for obtaining a Single Status Certificate varies by nationality:
Thai citizens can obtain a Single Status Certificate from the District Offices in Thailand. Likewise Australian nationals can obtain a Single Status Certificate from the Birth Death Marriage registry office. Additionally you must have it authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Those seeking additional information about DFAT’s authentication services can contact 1300 935 260 to schedule an appointment. For more information, please refer to the following link.
Likewise nationals of other countries should contact their consulate or embassy for information on obtaining a Single Status Certificate. Additionally please note that the certificate must be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Those seeking authentication services can contact 1300 935 260 to schedule an appointment. For more information, please refer to the following link.
In addition to the Single Status Certificate, the following documents are required:
- An original and a copy of the passport
- An original and a copy of the Thai National ID Card
- A copy of the Thai House Registration
- An original divorce certificate (if divorced)
- A copy of the Thai ID and passport of two witnesses
- For non-Thai nationals, a copy of the passport or driver’s license is required.
There are no fees to register for Thai Marriage Certificate unless a party would like to request for an extra copy of marriage certificate which costs $25 AUD per copy.
For further enquiry, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thai Birth Certificate
The original Australian Birth Certificate of the child must be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). To book an appointment with DFAT for authentication service, please click here.
To apply for a Thai Birth Certificate, please prepare the following documents:
- Download and complete the Birth Certificate Form. (See above)
- Provide the child’s given name and surname in English (as it appears in the Australian Birth Certificate) and in Thai (as it is pronounced in English). If unsure of the spelling of the child’s name, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
- Spell the name of the non-Thai citizen father or mother in Thai.
- Provide an original and a copy of the authenticated Australian Birth Certificate of the child.
- Provide one current passport-sized photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm) of the child. Write the child’s name and surname at the back of the photograph.
- Additionally provide an original and a copy of the parents’ passports and Thai national ID cards. For non-Thai citizens, a copy of their passport or driver’s license is required.
- Provide an original and a copy of the parents’ Thai/Australian marriage certificate.
- For non-married parents, if they wish their child to use the father’s surname, they must fill out a consent form together with the Thai Birth Certificate application form.
- Provide a copy of the Thai house registration (for Thai parents).
Likewise once you have prepared all the required documents, submit them and fill out the online application. An officer will contact you by email within 3 business days to schedule a collection appointment. See also Register Birth Abroad as well as other offices around the world. Likewise the Thai Embassy in Vietnam as well as the Thai Embassy in London.