Apply for a Birth Certificate

    1. Jurisdiction

The Royal Thai Consulate General Los Angeles may issue birth certificates to Thai children born to fathers and/or mothers who are Thai citizens that reside in the following thirteen (13) states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming as well as all of the unincorporated territories of the United States in the Pacific such as Guam

    1. Required Documentation
      • Birth Certificate Application (1 copy)
      • U.S. birth certificate issued by local authorities (Original plus 1 copy)
        • Before handing in the U.S. birth certificate to the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles, it must first be certified by the Secretary of State of the issuing state. You can find more information on that and where exactly to send the document at www.nass.org (click ‘Resources’ > ‘Business Services’ > ‘Apostilles / Authentications’ > Click the state that issued your document)
      • Thai national ID card and/or valid passport (of both parents) (Original plus 1 copy of each person’s, separate the mother’s from the father’s)
      • Thai house registration of both parents (1 copy of each person’s)
      • Marriage certificate of the parents, Thai or U.S. issued (Original plus 1 copy)
      • Color photograph of the child, passport sized (2 in. x 2 in.) (1 photo)
        • Must a clear headshot be taken with a light-colored (or white) plain background. Must be taken within the six months of the applying Thai birth certificate. Cannot be taken from a photo machine or scanned from other documents/photographs. Please write the child’s full name on the back of the photo
      • Document proving relationship between the child and their parents
        • In cases where the father is a Thai citizen and the mother is a foreigner are not married to each other, Thai law dictates that the child shall receive Thai citizenship after the parent’s prove the relationship between the child and their parents
      • Other documents necessary in certain circumstances
        • Parents are not married and wish to have their child take on the father’s surname: Prepare a statement that states that intention
        • Parents are married and wish to have the child take on the mother’s surname: Prepare a statement that states that intention
        • Information in the U.S. and Thai birth certificates are not matching/correct: Fill an application requesting the child’s documents
        • Requesting a birth certificate of a Thai citizen born before 1992: Prepare a statement requesting the birth certificate per the Nationality Act (Issue 2), BE 2535 (1992)
    2. Fees

There are no fees associated with applying for a birth certificate

  1. Processing
    • In person: Documentation can be handed in on a business day at the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles between the hours of 9 AM and 12 PM and can be picked up between the hours of 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM. Processing of the documents takes 5 business days
    • By mail
      • Only original U.S. birth certificates are accepted. No copies.
      • If you do not wish to mail in the original version of the other documents requested, you may send in a certified copy of them that have been notarized by a notary public or using the Notary Public Form provided by the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles (download below)
      • Mail in all of the documents listed above in a stamped envelope with your return address clearly written on it to the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles
      • The Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles will take 5 business days counting from the day it receives your mailed documents. The amount of time it takes for you to receive your official documents back depends on stamp costs and type of mail service used. The Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles is not responsible for any mail that is lost in transit.
Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles

Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles