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.
  1. Applying in Person
  • Complete 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).
  • Bring the Birth Certificate issued by a Registrar Office to obtain an authentication from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in your state.
  • In the case that parents have registered their marriage under Australian law, bring the Australian Marriage Certificate to obtain an authentication from DFAT as well.
  • In the case that parents have not registered their marriage either under Thai or Australian laws, each parent must fill outthe Thai Testimonial of Marital Status to confirm their marital status and child custody.
  • Original Birth Certificate issued by a Registrar Office bearing an authentication from DFAT.
  • Original and a self-certified copy of Parents’ Marriage Certificate (if applicable).
    • If the marriage certificate is registered under Australian law, it is a requirement to obtain an authentication from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as well. Please note that the Royal Thai Embassy will not accept the Aposille legalisation.
    • If the marriage certificate is registered under Thai law, include the copy in the application.
  • 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.
  • A copy of a previous Thai Birth certificate indicating the previous children were given born by same parents (if applicable)
  1. Applying by Mail – prepare all required documents prior to submitting to the Embassy as follows:
  • Complete 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).
  • Bring the Birth Certificate issued by a Registrar Office to obtain an authentication from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in your state.
  • In the case that parents have registered their marriage under Australian law, bring the Australian Marriage Certificate to obtain an authentication from DFAT 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.
  • copy of Birth Certificate issued by a Registrar Office bearing the Seal of DFAT.
  • copy of Parents’ Marriage Certificate (if applicable)
  • If the marriage certificate is registered under Australian law, it is a requirement to obtain an authentication from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) as well. Please note that the Royal Thai Embassy will not accept the Aposille legalisation.
  • If the marriage certificate is registered under Thai law, include the copy in the application.
  • 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.
  • A copy of a previous Thai Birth certificate indicating the previous children were given born by same parents (if applicable)

Remarks: Documents issued by Thai authorities require self-certifications. All copies of documents issued by Australian authorities should receive certification from the Justice of Peace (JP).

 

There are two ways to contact us if you have questions regarding the process.

Tel: 02 6206 0100 Ext. 121 or Email: registration.can@mfa.go.th