Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney

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Thai Birth Certificates

A child born to a Thai parent (mother or legal father) outside Thailand is entitled to acquire Thai nationality. The parents can apply for a birth certificate for their child in the country of birth. A parent of Thai nationality may apply for his or her child’s birth certificate in person at the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney or by mail. Thai birth certificates are issued free of charge.

Step 1: Authentication

The child’s original Australian birth certificate must be authenticated by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Further information about DFAT legalization services

Step 2: Lodgement

Thai birth certificates are issued free of charge.

Applications can be lodged in person at the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney or by mail.

The following documents are required in order to obtain a Thai birth certificate, and must be presented when lodging the application:

If the application is submitted by mail, please do not send the original documents. Instead, send copies certified as true by a Justice of the Peace (JP). You must also provide The Royal Thai Consulate-General Sydney with a prepaid express post or registered post envelope for the return of your documents.

The Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney needs two full working days to issue a Thai birth certificate.

Advice on first and surname names of the child