Apply for a Death Certificate
- Required Documentation
- Death Certificate Application (1 copy)
- U.S. death certificate issued by local authorities (Original plus 1 copy)
- Before handing in the U.S. death 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 the deceased (Original plus 1 copy)
- Thai house registration of the deceased (1 copy) (if have)
- Thai national ID card and/or valid passport of the applicant (Original plus 1 copy, applicant should be related to the deceased)
- 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
- Mail in U.S. Death certificates and Thai national ID card/valid passport of the deceased. Only the originals of each are accepted. No copies.
- If the applicant does not wish to mail in their Thai national ID card or passport, 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 – 7 business day 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.
The Royal Thai Consulate General Los Angeles may issue death certificates for 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
There are no fees associated with applying for a death certificate