How Does My Thai Girlfriend Get a Thai Passport?

How Does My Thai Girlfriend Get a Thai Passport?

If you are planning on taking your Thai girlfriend to visit you in the UK, the first thing that she will need, even before she applies for any visa, is a Thai passport. Luckily, there is a Thai passport office in the central shopping mall in Pattaya where everything can be completed within the day if you have the right documentation. They now offer a 10-year passport instead of the 5-year option for not a lot more baht.


To obtain a Thai passport, your girlfriend would typically need to follow these general steps:

1. **Eligibility:** Your girlfriend must be a citizen of Thailand to apply for a Thai passport.

2. **Required Documents:** She will need to gather the necessary documents, which usually include her Thai national ID card, birth certificate, and other supporting documents.

3. **Application Form:** She needs to complete the passport application form, which can usually be obtained from the Thai passport office or downloaded from the official website of the Royal Thai Police.

4. **Passport Photo:** She will need to provide passport-sized photographs that meet the specifications outlined by the passport office.

5. **Submit Application:** Once she has all the required documents and forms completed, she can submit her application at the nearest passport office or Thai consulate/embassy if she is applying from abroad.

6. **Pay Fees:** There will be fees associated with the passport application process. She will need to pay these fees either at the time of application submission or as directed by the passport office.

7. **Processing Time:** The processing time for a Thai passport can vary depending on the workload of the passport office and whether any additional documents or verifications are required.

8. **Collect Passport:** Once the passport is ready, she will be notified to collect it either from the passport office or the consulate/embassy where she applied.


It’s important to note that these steps are a general guideline, and the specific requirements and procedures may vary slightly depending on the issuing authority and any recent changes in regulations. Therefore, it’s advisable for your girlfriend to check the latest information from official sources or consult with the nearest Thai consulate/embassy for accurate guidance on how to obtain a Thai passport.



What documentation is required?


  • Thai ID card
  • Any previous passports
  • Tabian Baan (House Book or Blue Book)
  • Name change documents
  • Marriage certificate
  • Any other documents requested at the time are subject to change without notice.


What are the fees?


The cost of a Thai passport is just 1,000 Thai baht, with an additional fee of THB 30 if you require the passport to be sent back to you via EMS. Payments are straightforward and should be made in cash. You can get a 10-year passport for 1,500 Thai baht.



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