Australian Embassy
Thailand

Notarial Services

Notarial Services  (กรุณา คลิกที่นี่ สำหรับภาษาไทย)

 

Notarial services are only available where the documents are Australian in origin, or intended for use in Australia. Please ensure you provide correct written instructions to our staff. 

We provide notarial services at the Embassy in Bangkok by appointment Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 3:30pm (excluding Embassy public holidays). Fees apply.

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Notarial Services we can provide

  • Certifying copies of original* Australian documents or documents intended for use in Australia.
  • issuing an Authentication or Apostille certificate (verifying a signature, stamp, or seal on an original* Australian public document)
    • We aim to issue Authentication/Apostille certificates within 5 working days. Once issued, these can be delivered by EMS Thailand or collected in person.
  • witnessing of signatures on certain  Australian documents.
  • the taking of Australian Statutory declarations being made for use in Australia by an Australian entity.
  • the administering of affidavits, oaths, and affirmations for use in Australian court or legal proceedings.
  • issuing a Certificate of no Impediment to marry in Thailand (refer to Getting Married in Thailand for further information).

 

*If the original document was issued electronically, please produce the source email (email sent by the issuing authority) to the notarial officer and forward it to [email protected] at the time of your appointment. Similarly, if the original electronic document is only accessible through a web portal, please log on to the portal using your mobile device and forward it to the above email address. (If you do not have a mobile device, you can use the computer in our waiting area.)

Note:

  • Notarial services for electronic documents are not available by mail.
  • Electronic copies of Australian Federal Police (AFP) National Police Certificates are not accepted. Only original hard copies printed by the AFP can be issued with an Authentication or Apostille certificate, or certified.

 

For detailed information on the notarial services available please visit the Smartraveller website

 

Notarial Services we cannot provide

  • Witness a statutory declaration, provide a letter, issue a statement or certificate verifying your address in Thailand, including to open a Thai bank account, obtain a Thai drivers licence or transfer motor vehicle registration.*
  • Witness statutory declarations or issue visa support letters for Thai visa applications. See Information for Australians in Thailand.
  • Witness your signature on a statutory declaration or document for use outside Australia.
  • Provide a Letter of No Objection or any other type of document to adopt a child.

*Please contact Thai Immigration to request a certificate of residence or speak with the authority requesting the address verification to discuss what other options are available to prove your address.

 

Notarial services by mail

Only the following notarial services are available by mail:

  • Certifying copies of original Australian documents or documents intended for use in Australia
  • issuing an Authentication or Apostille certificate (verifying a signature, stamp, or seal on an original Australian public document)

Requirements:

  • For certified copies or authentications/Apostille services by mail, please send in the original documents. No photocopies required.
  • ‘Notarial Services by mail request form (English/Thai)’ completed in English OR Thai.
  • Ensure you include the correct written instructions from the receiving authority of your documents. 
  • Completed credit card authorisation form. Check current notarial fees here.
  • Please include a pre-addressed envelope/satchel (no postage/stamp required). We will send your documents back to you via EMS Thailand (please note that the Embassy takes no responsibility for mail lost in the postal service). Delivery is to a Thailand mailing address only.

Note:

  • Notarial services for electronic documents are not available by mail.

We aim to return documents within five working days (excluding postage/delivery time). Incomplete applications will cause delays and may be returned unprocessed.

 

Send all required documentation to:

 

Consular Services Section – Notarial Services

Australian Embassy Bangkok

181 Soi ArunMcKinnon

Wireless Road, Lumphini, Pathumwan

Bangkok 10330

 

Fees

Current Notarial Service Fees

  • Fees apply to notarial services under the Consular Fees Act of 1955.
  • Consular staff have no discretion in applying these fees.
  • Fees are payable in Thai Baht by CREDIT or DEBIT CARD only (no cash payment accepted) and are linked to the AUD/THB exchange rate and are re-aligned monthly. 


Other locations

For notarial services in Phuket, please refer to the Australian Consulate-General, Phuket website.

The Embassy provides notarial services in Chiang Mai as per the program of regular visits. Please refer to the Passport and Notarial Services in Chiang Mai page for further information.

 

NOTARIAL SERVICES DISCLAIMER

Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Embassy are presented in the correct form, and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice. Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Embassy in Bangkok guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content.

 

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