Legalization service at Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)

Other than the translation services, we also provide the one-stop service from translation to legalization with the Thai Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the correction and completion of document which can be actually utilized.

Why should you choose us for the legalization service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand? We are translation center with experience in this service for over 10 years

  • Document can actually be utilized in furtherance
  • Fast and on time delivery within fair price
  • Document can be sent to the customer wherever you are

What kind of document can be legalized at the Consular Department and the Embassies in Thailand?

Certification/Legalization of Thai documents to be used abroad

Official Document issued by government organizations (with National Emblem) such as

  • Civil registrationsBirth Certificate / House Registration / ID Card / Passport / Driving License / Marriage Certificate / Family Registration Certificate / Single Status Certificate / Divorce Certificate / Death Certificate / Sor. Dor. 43 / 8 / 9 / Police Acknowledgement Form / Letter of consent /
  • Business DocumentsCommercial Registrations / Certificate of Incorporations / VAT Registration Certificate (Por. Por. 20) / Shareholders List (bor.or.jor 5) / Memorandum of Association / Prospectus / Investment Promotion Certificates / Permits / Annual Reports / Title Deeds / Construction Permits / Recruitment Permits / Financial Statements / Accounting Documents /
  • Legal documentCourt’s Decision

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

The Consular Office provides legalization services only for the official document issued by the government department. If such documents are written by private sectors or any person other than government agencies, the Consular Officer will not accept to legalization document.

No, the documents in Thai are firstly required to be legalized with the Consular Office. Once duly legalized, the document can be further certified/legalized at the concerning Embassies. Please however note that such documents must only be official documents issued by government department either in Thai or in English only.

Since requirements are varied, it will depend upon the end-user/organization in which the document shall be used.

***Prior to legalizing any document, the customers are required to ask the end-user/organization as to what are their requirements since our translation center shall not be responsible for any cases if the document is duly legalized by the Consular Office***

Legalization Procedure for a document in Thai to be certified/legalized at the concerning Embassy

  • 1Official document in Thai
  • 2Translate into English (with the certified true translation from a Translation Center)
  • 3Legalize at the Consular Department, MFA Thailand
  • 4Translate into a foreign language with the certified true translation from a Translation Center

Some embassies in Thailand (i.e. Spain, Germany, France and Italy) have the following procedure:

  • 1Official document in Thai
  • 2Certified Genuine signature of the original from the Consular Department, MFA Thailand
  • 3Translate into a foreign language (Our service) with the certified correct translation by translators listed as Embassy-approved translators

Legalize document in foreign language to be used in Thailand

  • The document must be legalized at the Royal Thai Embassies.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

No, the documents in foreign language are required to be legalized with the Embassies of Thailand firstly. Normally the Embassies of Thailand will issue the certification seal in English. Once legalized with the Embassies, the document can be further legalized at the Consular Department, MFA Thailand

No, the documents in foreign language are firstly legalized with the Embassies of Thailand. Then, the documents are required to be translated by a translation center. Once translated, the document can be further legalized at the Consular Department, MFA Thailand

  1. Enter into marriage registration at any District Offices in Thailand or to be further use for marriage registration aboard
  2. Marriage Visa (Dependent Visa), employment, Education, Travel, Temporary stay.
  3. Legal
  4. Proceed with legal action such as lawsuits, plaint, judgment, will
  5. International transaction, Incorporation-Dissolution Amendment in Company Registration, Transactions with foreign banks

Remarks In case of English Document notarized by a notary public in abroad, it is still required to be legalized with the Thai Embassies. Once legalized, the Document can be translated and legalized with the Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Procedure for Translation of a document in foreign language into Thai and Legalization thereof

  • 1 Document in foreign language must be legalized at the Embassies of Thailand
  • 2 Translate into Thai and certified true translation by a Translation Center
  • 3 Legalized the Thai translated document with the Consular Department, MFA Thailand

3 Types of Legalization according to the Ministerial Regulations

  1. Seen at the ministry of foreign affairs
  2. Certified true copy
  3. Certified genuine signature

Official Fees for Legalization with the Consular Department, MFA Thailand

  1. Processing fees for legalization at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – …2,000…Baht/application/ person (without restriction on amount of document) Excluding Consular fees charged at cost
  2. Consular fees – Regular service THB 400 per stamp, Urgent service THB 800 per stamp

Consular fees are subject to changes after the document submitted (charged at actual cost payable to Consular), Courier fees

How to prepare document for legalization at the Consular Office?

  1. Translation of the Document
  2. Original Document (original copy)
  3. Document representing the ownership i.e., Copy of Identification Card, Copy of Passport together with Visa showing their valid stay in Thailand (foreigners only)
  4. In case of a juristic person, a Certificate of Company Registration together with the copy of identification card of the authorized representatives
  5. Power of Attorney

Process in translation and legalization

  1. Please send the documents which are required for translation and indicate the names in Thai or English as well as the address and contact details for shipping
  2. Please confirm the translation service by paying the deposit fees …………Baht. Once paid, please send proof of payment for our acknowledgment.
  3. Processing time for translation: …… business days upon the receipt of payment (opening hour Monday – Friday : 9:30 – 16:30)
  4. Once the translation is completed, we will send the translation for your approval to check the spelling of names before submitted legalization process.
  5. Processing time for legalization: legalization services shall take 7-9 days longer due to the process within the Consular Department. This timeframe is not applied for some documents which cannot anticipate the exact processing time at the Consular Department i.e. Court’s Decision, Testimony, Legal documents etc.
  6. Receiving documents from the Consular Department and preparing to shipping documents to customers.
  7. Pay the remaining amount……Baht before mailing the scanned copy of the legalized documents to the customers.
  8. Mailing the legalized documents to customers ***Completion of all process***

Samples of document legalized with the Consular Department

Samples of document legalized with the Embassies

Types of legalization under Ministerial Regulation are divided into 3 types as follow:

  1. Certification of translation both in Thai and English (Seen at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

  2. Certified True Copy

  3. Certified Genuine Signature

Samples of Legalization of Document

Implementation process

    • Documents shall be legalized by the Embassy in Thailand
    • Translated into Thai
    • Certified translation+ Original document at Department of MFA
    • All types of governmental documents
    • Translated into English
    • Certified translation+ Original document at Department of MFA

Document Preparation (Certification of correct translation)

  1. Translated document
  2. Original copy of the document “Manuscript”
  3. Power of Attorney: Download

After legalization process is completed, all document including original copies shall be returned. The Center provides EMS service if client cannot come to receive the documents by own and inspecting delivery status at Tracking Code EMS service is additionally charged 70 Baht. Consular Stamp Service is 400 Baht each, in case of urgency is 800 Baht (service charges are not included)

Translation Order Process

1. Send your original copy for price estimation and we will be notified customer immediately within 30 minute. 2 channels as follow

2. Confirm translation with transfer to saving account payment. In case

3. Show pay in slip after payment with Photo copied through 2 channels is E-mail or Line.

4. If it’s any revision and correction the translated document not over 2 times within 1 week after received translated file

If you require further information of Legalization Service of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.