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LEGALIZAITON SERVICE

 

PLEASE KINDLY NOTE:

1.  Applications for legalization must be submitted at Visa Section, Royal Thai Embassy, on Monday – Friday from 09:00 – 12:00 hours (except national holidays)

2.  Legalization process takes approximately within 5 - 10 business days.

3.  Legalization fee can only be paid in cash at the Visa Section.

 

4. All document must be original or certified copy from issuing government agency and also must be legalized by Legalization Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand or Royal Thai Embassy before translation. (Document from plublic setor, please contact Legalization Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand)

5. The document must be translated by a professional translator in Switzerland who has been produced translation which has been legalized by Royal Thai Embassy before.

5.1.If your document is translated by professional translator in Thailand, please get your translation document legalized by Legalization Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand.
5.2.If your document is translated by professional translators from other countries than Switzerland or Thailand, the Royal Thai Embassy is not able to legalize it.

6. The document must be less than 6 months old (after legalization) at the time the document is submitted at Royal Thai Embassy.

    Except the Attestation of Single Status and Criminal Record must be less than 3 months old at the time the document is submitted at Royal Thai Embassy.

7. To allow other person to get the legalization service on your behalf, a Power of Attorney is required. A Power of Attorney must be signed by yourself and the appointed representative as well as 2 witnesses. It also needs to be notarized to be effective.

8. Royal Thai Embassy is entitled to legalized only the original / certified copy document, issued by Thai government / public sector. Decision regarding legalization is subject to the Royal Thai Embassy’s consideration and discretion.

 

There are 2 possible procedures as follows:
OPTION 1 OPTION 2
Get the document legalized and translated in THAILAND Get the document legalized and translated in SWITZERLAND or LIECHTENSTEIN

Please follow the instruction as follows:

1) Get the original / certified copy document legalized by Legalization Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand
2) Get the original document translated by one of the following translators in Thailand; https://www.eda.admin.ch/content/dam/countries/countries-content/thailand/de/Translation%20offices_en%20(2).pdf
3) Get the translation document legalized by the Embassy of Switzerland in Thailand
4) Get the translation legalized by Legalization Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand
5) Get the original document and translation legalized by the Royal Thai Embassy in Bern

Please submit;

1. Application form for legalization 
2. Original document, translation 1
3. Fee of CHF 20 per one original document
4. Fee of CHF 20 per one translation document 2
5. For Thai citizen; a copy of Thai passport / ID, Thai house registration,
and all names spelt confirmation in English (whose names appear in the document) 
6. If you wish to receive the document back via post, please provide a return envelope with recipient's name, address and postage stamps of total CHF 6.30 (Registered mail)

6) Submit your document where it is required

Please follow the instruction as follows:

1) Get the original document legalized by Legalization Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand
In case, you bring the document without legalization seal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand, you must get it legalized by Royal Thai Embassy in Bern before translation

Please submit;

1. Application form for legalization  
2. Original document
3. Fee of CHF 20 per one original document
4. For Thai citizen; a copy of Thai passport / ID, or Thai house registration

5. If you wish to receive the document back via post, please provide a return envelope with recipient's name, address and postage stamps of total CHF 6.30 (Registered mail)


2) Get the original document translated
3) Get the translation document legalized by Royal Thai Embassy in Bern

Please submit;

1. Application form for legalization
2. Original document, translation 1, and a copy of all pages
3. Fee of CHF 20 per one original document
4. Fee of CHF 20 per one translation document 2
5. For Thai citizen; a copy of Thai passport / ID, Thai house registration,
and all names spelt confirmation in English (whose names appear in the document) 
6. If you wish to receive the document back via post, please provide a return envelope with recipient's name, address and postage stamps of total CHF
6.30 (Registered mail)


4) Submit your document where it is required

 

Types of Document from THAILAND*:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Death Certificate
  • Married Certificate
  • Divorce Certificate
  • Certificate of Name Change
  • Attestation of Single Status (must be less than 3 months old)
  • Attestation of Child Custody
  • Copy of House registration
  • Copy of ID Card
  • Copy of driving license
  • Criminal Record
  • Other Confirmation Letter issued by provincial government
  • Document which has certified copy from organization who issued the document, etc.
* Document from private school, university, or organization must be leglaized by Legalization Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand before using it in Switzerland.

 

NOTE:

1 The translation should be done by a professional or sworn translator who is able to translate the document accurately. The translator should also maintain the form of the original document as much as possible. Confirmation from the translator (with full name and signature) or/and transltion company (with an authorised official of the translation company) with the date and city of the translation must be written in the translation.

2 The legalization fee for court order translation is CHF 20 per every 100 words.