I want to help my Thai girlfriend get a Thai passport.
How do I get a passport for a Thai lady? A Thai passport can be obtained at the Passport Division of the Department of Consular Affairs. Walk in applicants can apply in person at the:
Department of Consular Affairs, 123 Chaengwattana Rd., Laksi, Bangkok.
or at the 3 Temporary Passport Offices in Bangkok (Bangna, Pinklao and Thailand’s Overseas Employment Service Center).
The offices are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 -15:30 hrs.
In an effort to stay abreast of Western standards and create a safer image for Thai Nationals The Ministery of Foreign Affairs Thailand is now issuing an electronic passport which contains technical specifications that comply with the standards set out by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
If necessary, applicants for a Thai passport may designate a representative to pick-up their new e-Passports or request that their e-Passports be express-mailed to them.
Applicants outside of Bangkok are required to apply for postage service which will take 5 to 7 working days for the e-Passports to be mailed to them through EMS (Express Mail Service).
To pick-up e-Passports, applicants must take their notifications of e-Passport pick-up date, issued to them on the day of applying for the passport, together with their Citizenship I.D.Cards and other applicable documents to present at the time of pick up.
At the time of writing this the Thai passport application fees are as follow:
- Baht 1,073 for a 32-page passport
- Baht 1,573 for a 64-page passport.
EMS postage fee is 35 baht.
For a foreigner located in Pattaya the closest branch office is: Temporary Branch : 9 th Floor Central City Shopping Center Bang Na , Bang-Na-Trad Road. Working Hours 08.00 to 15.30
Provided you have correctly filled in the passport application form, supplied all the necessary documents and your application is lodged early, say around 8.30am, then you should be able to pick up the passport in two or three days.
To get to Bang Na Trad from Pattaya you could take the bus. A bus leaves Pattaya for Bangkok every 30 minutes from the Roong Reuang Bus Terminal in North Pattaya. (same terminal as the Airport bus). The first bus departs at 5am and the last at 9pm.
Required Documents for Thai Passport Application:
- An original valid Thai Citizenship I.D. Card, Government Official Identification Card
- An identification card that complies with the rules of the Ministry of Interior.
To be sure take every relevant document you have.
For more in depth details follow this link to the:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Kingdom Of Thailand.