Birth registration is not compulsory, but we recommend it. The advantages are that
1. A British style birth certificate is available as proof of identity and proof of nationality.
2. A record of the birth will afterwards be held at the General Register Office in the
United Kingdom. In the future, copies can be obtained from the General Register Office.
The fee for registration plus one certified copy of the entry is Baht 7,913. Additional copies of the entry can be obtained at a cost of Baht 3,075 per certificate.
Before processing an application to register a child’s birth, we need to see evidence of the child’s nationality status. Original documents are required (all documents will be returned to you when the application has been processed, parents passports will be returned on the day of application). We require certified translations (ie official translations from a licensed translator) of any document(s) not in English. We need to see:
Photocopies are not accepted in any circumstances.
* Child’s official birth certificate, issued by the Thai District Office. We will follow the names as they appear on the local document.
* Documentary evidence of father and/or mother’s nationality status: UK full version birth certificate*, naturalisation or registration certificate
* Parents’ marriage certificate
Effective on 1 July 2006, it is no longer a requirement for the parents of the child to be legally married
* Evidence that any previous marriages of the parents have been dissolved ie divorce or death certificate as appropriate
* Both parents’ passports
* Child’s Thai passport (if applicable)
* Registration of birth application form to be completed.