Police Character Requirements – Thai police Checks

If you are older than 16 years of age and have lived for one year or more in Thailand you will be asked to meet the police character requirements, As part of your application, you may be asked to supply police clearance certificates.

You will not pass the police character requirements test if:


  • you have a substantial criminal record, meaning you have been sentenced to 12 months or more in prison, or multiple sentences that add up to more than 24 months in prison. A suspended sentence is considered a prison sentence.
  • you have been convicted of any offence that was committed while in immigration detention, during an escape from immigration detention, during a period where you escaped from immigration detention, or if you have been convicted of the offence of escaping from immigration detention
  • you have, or have had, an association with an individual, group or organisation suspected of having been, or being, involved in criminal conduct
  • having regard to your past and present criminal conduct, you are found not to be of good character
  • having regard to your past and present general conduct, you are found not to be of good character
  • there is a significant risk that you will engage in criminal conduct in Australia; or harass, molest, intimidate or stalk another person in Australia; or vilify a segment of the Australian community; or incite discord in the Australian community or in a segment of that community; or represent a danger to the Australian community or to a segment of that community


Information via – Department Of immigration border protection.


Fact Sheet 79 – The Character requirement


  • You may be asked to provide police certificates for each country you have lived in for 12 months or more
  • Thailand will obviously be one of the countries you must provide a certificate from
  • All offences must be declared, if you don’t it may affect your application
  • Everyone must pass the police character requirements its part of the visa process


If you are required to provide an Australian police clearance certificate because you have spent more than 12 months in Australia within the last 10 years, you must complete the Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Police Check application form which is available from the AFP website . If you don’t supply the relevant documents you may fail the police character requirements the visa officer will advise of any extra documents you should supply.


Police Check Thailand – Where To Go


1 st Floor Building ( Building 24 ) Royal Thai Police Headquarters Rama 1, Pathumwan Bangkok, 10330 Thailand

Telephone – +66 (0)2205-2168-9


Opening times –  Monday to Friday from 08:00–16:30 hours (no lunch break).


Police clearance certificates click Thai Citizens Documents Required


  • your passport and Thai ID card
  • household registration document
  • any evidence of name changes
  • marriage certificate or divorce certificate (if available)
  • evidence of military service (such as Sor Dor 9, Sor Dor 8 or Sor Dor 48)
  • the agreement from your employer (if you are travelling to work in Australia), and
  • a written request for the certificate from the Department office processing your application.


Contact us for further details about Australian partner applications lodged in Thailand or if you require further advice about police character requirements call us on 0801022328 or 038-416508 today.

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