Registration of Birth

General Information

  • A child applying for a Thai Birth Certificate must be born to a parent of Thai nationality.
  • A parent of Thai nationality may apply for his or her child’s Birth Certificate by person at the Embassy or by mail.
  • Issuance of a Birth Certificate is free of charge.

Procedure Prior to the Lodging of Application

  • Bring the Birth Certificate issued by a Registrar Office to obtain an authentication from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
  • In the case that parents have registered their marriage under Australian law, bring the Australian Marriage Certificate to obtain an authentication from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia as well.
  • In the case that parents have not registered their marriage either under Thai or Australian laws, each parent must fill out “the Thai Testimonial of Marital Status” to confirm their marital status and child custody.

Applying in Person

  • Completed Application of Legalization Form and Birth Certificate Form, which can be downloaded from the Embassy’s website. Fill out the child’s given name and surname in English as appeared in the Australian Birth Certificate and in Thai as they are pronounced in English. Ensure that the child’s Thai names are correctly spelled according to the Office of Royal Society (you may contact the Consular Officer of the Embassy for assistance).
  • Original Birth Certificate issued by a Registrar Office bearing the Seal of DFAT.
  • Original and a self-certified copy of Parents’ Marriage Certificate (if applicable).
  • A current (2 x 2 inches) photograph of the child with the given name and surname specified at the back.
  • Original and a self-certified copy of Parents’ Passports.
  • Original and a self-certified copy of Parents’ Thai National ID Card. In the case of a non-Thai parent, the Australian Driver License is applied.
  • copy of Parents’ Thai House Registration.

 

Applying by Mail

All copies must be certified by Justice of the Peace (JP) prior to submitting to the Embassy.

  • Completed Application of Legalization Form and Birth Certificate Form, which can be downloaded from the Embassy’s website. Fill out the child’s given name and surname in English as appeared in the Australian Birth Certificate and in Thai as they are pronounced in English. Ensure that the child’s Thai names are correctly spelled according to the Office of Royal Society (you may contact the Consular Officer of the Embassy for assistance).
  • copy of Birth Certificate issued by a Registrar Office bearing the Seal of DFAT.
  • copy of Parents’ Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • A current (2 x 2 inches) photograph of the child with the given name and surname specified at the back.
  • copy of Parents’ Passports.
  • copy of Parents’ Thai National ID Card.
  • copy of Parents’ Thai House Registration.
  • Registered A4-Sized Envelope with the sender’s address to be returned by post.