Apply for a Waiver of Military Conscription

  1. Jurisdiction
  2. The Royal Thai Consulate General Los Angeles may issue waivers of military conscription for students completing their studies 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

  3. Required Documentation
    • Legalization application (1 copy)
    • Document from the applicant’s place of education that specifies:
      • Level of education
      • Declared major
      • Date of when the applicant began their studies at that particular educational institution
      • Date at which applicant expects to complete their studies at that educational institution
      • (Original plus 1 copy)

    • Thai national ID card or valid Thai passport (Original plus 2 copies)
    • Thai house registration (1 copy, if available)
    • Translation of the document from the applicant’s place of education plus $15 for certifying the translation by the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles. The translation must be whole and complete per the original document. Translations based off summarizations or briefs of the original document will not be accepted. The translator must sign and validate that the translation is true to the original document.
  4. Fees
  5. There are no fees for applying for a waiver of military conscription. However, there is a $15 fee for certifying the translation of the document from the applicant’s place of education. That fee is payable only with a money order or cashier’s check to the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles. Cannot be paid with cash, personal check, or credit/debit card.

  6. 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 the same business day after 3:00 PM.
    • By mail
      • Have a filled power of attorney form notarized by a notary public or using the Notary Public Form provided by the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles (download below)
      • If you do not wish to mail in your Thai national ID card or valid Thai passport, you may send in a certified copy of all of the documents which has 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 along with the necessary fees 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 one 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
Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles

Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles