Thai Certificate of Identity

Thai Certificate of Identity

General Information:

  • Certificate of Identity (CI) is issued for a traveler who does not have a usable Thai passport and needs to go back to Thailand in urgent.  It can only be used to travel back to Thailand.
  • You can apply for a Certificate of Identity either in person or by mail.
  • It is valid for 1 month and cannot be renewed.
  • There is no application fee and processing time of 1 week.
  • You can download the application and all related forms from the Embassy’s website

Documents Required:

For Adults

  • A completed and signed Certificate of Identity Application Form;
  • Your Old Passport;
  • If the old passport was lost or stolen, a Certificate of Identity will not be issued until the Report of Loss/Theft of Thai Passport is completed and stamped by the local police station.
  • Four (4) passport sized photographs with applicant’s signature at the back;
  • Thai I.D. Card and Household Registration;
  • Change of Name Certificate (if applicable);
  • Marriage/Divorce Certificate (if applicable);
  • A personal letter explaining the reasons why you need a Certificate of Identity;
  • If you submit the application by mail, the payment should be a Money Order made payable to “the Royal Thai Embassy.”  A self-addressed return envelop must be provided.


For Minors (under 20 years of age)

  • A completed and signed/finger printed Temporary Passport Application Form;
  • Thai Birth Certificate;
  • Four (4) passport sized photographs;
  • Photocopy of parents’ passports;
  • Parents’ Marriage Certificate (if applicable);
  • Thai I.D. Card and Household Registration of the parents;
  • In cases the parents are no longer stay together, a Letter of Consent from the absentee mother/father authorizing the issuance of passport is required or a Letter of Guardianship from the Thai Government awarding the custody to the   parent concerned or a Divorce Papers or Court Order indicating who has the custody of the child;
  • If one of the parents already passed away, his/her Death Certificate is required.

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