- Required Documentation
- Legalization application (1 copy)
- Thai national ID card or valid Thai passport (1 copy)
- Document that requires translation (Original plus 1 copy)
- The document must be submitted in full. Summaries or brief excerpts will not be accepted. The translator will certify official translations with a signature.
- Documents issued by government agencies of the United States of America must pass through two stages of certification, which are:
- Secretary of State of the state issuing the document: You must get the document certified by the Secretary of State of the state that issued the document which requires translating. 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)
- U.S. Department of State: After getting your document certified by the Secretary of State of the issuing state, you must get it certified by the U.S. Department of State as well. Only after that, the document can be brought to the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles for an official translation. You may find out how to send your document to the U.S. Department of State and inquire for more information at:
Office of Authentications, U.S. Department of State
(202) 485 – 8000
Documents issued by government agencies of the United States must pass this two step process (through the Secretary of State of the issuing state and the Department of State) in order to prove to government agencies in Thailand that the issued documents are indeed official.
- $15 per official seal (for the certification process, the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles will have to certify both the original document and the certified copy from the Department of State)
- 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.
- 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 your filled legalization application 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.
The Royal Thai Consulate General Los Angeles may certify official Thai documents and grant power of attorney to 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. The Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles will only certify translated official documents from the United States of America and/or Thailand.