Confusingly it’s known as Thai Electronic Passport or E-Passport but you still have to turn up at the Royal Thai Embassy in London with your application papers etc! So, here’s how you do it -
Make an appointment with the Embassy at https://www.qpassport.in.th/ don’t forget to check you’ve not booked on one of the numerous days when they are closed. The system will allow a booking and those days are not blocked out!
If you are under 20 years old, both of your parents are required to accompany the you to the Embassy. You’ll need to have a copy of your Thai birth certificate before applying for a passport.
Don’t book any travel before receiving the passport as at the time of writing the current processing time for a Thai passport is between 4-6 weeks and you’ll get short shift on any claim for a compensation for lost money on cancelled trips
The fee is £30 for 5-year passport and £45 for 10-year passport**.
**Thai nationals can apply for 10-year passport only if they are 20 years old and above. Applicants must have valid Thai national ID card (original card or copy).
On the day of the appointment take the following
Click here to view the demonstration of how to book the passport appointment online in Thai.
1. For applicants over 20 years old
2. For applicants who are under 20 years old and his or her parents are married
3. For applicants who are under 20 years old and his or her parents are not married
Memo to be completed by the mother, stating her familial status that she lives with the father and the child but has not registered the marriage.
4. For applicants who are under 20 years old and his or her parents are divorced
The Royal Thai Embassy, London will issue a passport containing the first name and surname of the applicant in accordance with the personal data in House Registration Document only.
If the applicant has changed or wishes to change his/her surname after marriage or divorce, the applicant is required to bring evidence of marriage or divorce in order to apply for an amendment of his/her personal data at the District Registration Office in Thailand prior to applying for a new Electronic Passport in London.
Applicants must apply in person at the Consular Section, the Royal Thai Embassy, London.
The procedure for lost or stolen passports is slightly different and we will cover that in another blog.
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