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Registration of Birth

 

The Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore may issue birth certificates to Thai children who were born in Singapore only.

 

Criteria for obtaining Thai citizenship for children who are born abroad.  

 

Father's nationality

Mother's nationality

Child's nationality

Parents are married

Thai

Thai

Thai

Other

Thai

Thai

Thai

Other

Thai

Parents are not married

Thai

Thai

Thai

Thai

Other

non-Thai nationality

Other

Thai

Thai

 

Things to know about naming and the use of the child's last name

  • Parents have a registration of marriage

(1) A child has the right to use father and mother’s surname. For issuing Birth Certificate (Thai), It will be issued by give the name and surname according to Singapore local Birth Certificate.

(2) If any parents want their child to use the surname of a person other than the surname of the them, consular officers do not have the authority to accept or process because this permission is the authority of the local officers which whose last name is listed in the house registration.

  • Parents do not have a registration of marriage

(1) The child is the legitimate child of ONLY mother and has the right to use mother's surname by the mother reported the birth of the child using her own surname.

(2) If the mother want the child to use father's surname which is illegitimate and the father has reported the birth of the child with the local official in Singapore. In order to using the surname of the father or the father give a permission to the illegitimate child to use his surname. This can be done with a Birth Certificate (Singapore) which has the father's name to proof of consent.

(3) If the mother refuses the child to use the illegitimate father's surname, even with the permission of the father, consular officers cannot proceed because the mother is sole responsibilities of the child. 

  • The Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore will issue a Birth Certificate (Thai) by give the name and surname according to Singapore Birth Certificate which must comply with Thai law. The child’s name on the Birth Certificate issued by the local authority of Singapore must match the name of the child who reported the birth to the Embassy, which must be in line with Thai law. If the applicant wants to apply for Thai nationality for the child, the name of the child should be consistent with Thai law.
  • According to law of Thailand, a child must use only the surname of the father or mother. For the Birth Certificate (Singapore), the child must use the same surname of father or mother which cannot create a new surname or combine the surnames of parents together.
  • If the father is dose not have a surname, the mother's surname must be used in the Birth Certificate, along with the testimony in front of consular officers and the record of the interrogation to confirm the use of the mother's surname. However, if the father does not allow the child to use the mother's last name, consular officers will not accept the application and cannot issue the birth certificate.
  • If the child's Birth Certificate (Singapore) has a different surname as father's surname, consular officers will not accept the application and cannot issue the birth certificate.
  • Child's name and surname on Birth Certificates (Thai) consists of the following:

(1) First name

(2) Middle name

(3) Surname or Family name

Specifying a Thai Name on a Birth Certificate (Thai) has 3 parts which are first name, middle name, and surname. For the first name or the middle name with a space among the names on the Birth Certificate (Singapore), if written on a Birth Certificate (Thai), it has to write next to each other as the law of Thailand.  

For example, the English name on the Birth Certificate (Singapore) indicates that the first name is Xiao Shen, the middle name is Xiao Ju, and the surname is Lee. Specifying a Thai Name on a Birth Certificate (Thai) must be เสี่ยวเฉิน เสี่ยวจู ลี

English: Xiao Shen Xiao Ju Lee

Thai: เสี่ยวเฉิน เสี่ยวจู ลี

        (Xiaochen) (XiaoJu) (Lee)

  • A middle name is not a required element of birth registration. It may or may not have, depending on the Birth Certificate (Singapore).
  • In the case of a legitimate child, there is the right to use the mother’s or the father’s surname as a middle name, if it corresponds to the Birth Certificate (Singapore).
  • The spelling of the child's name in Thai on the Birth Certificate (Thai) which will be issued by the Royal Thai Embassy must match the English language on the Birth Certificate (Singapore) and spell in the same sound as closely as possible with that language.
  • If the father or mother has Thai nationality who wants to request a Birth Certificate (Thai) for their child that having other nationalities which is the same nationality of the father or mother listed in the Birth Certificate (Singapore) as a nationality other than Thai nationality. They must testimony in front of consular officers and the record of the interrogation to confirm that they got Thai nationality, along with the evidence that can prove their nationality.

Required Documents

Thai Birth Certificate Application Online

Documents related to the child:

  • Singapore birth certificate issued by local authorities
  • Child’s valid passport (if any)

Documents related to mother:

  • Valid passport
  • Thai national ID card (if the mother is a Thai citizen)
  • Thai house registration (if the mother is a Thai citizen)
  • Singapore identity card/pass that mother held in Singapore
  • Marriage certificate (if any)

Documents related to father:

  • Valid passport
  • Thai national ID card (if the father is a Thai citizen)
  • Thai house registration (if the father is a Thai citizen)
  • Singapore identity card/pass that father held in Singapore
  • Marriage certificate (need to have)

*Remark: If any documents are in non-Thai documents, they need to be verified by the according foreign embassy and/or by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), followed by a verification from The Royal Thai Embassy

 

Certification of documents before submitting to the embassy

  • If parents are Singapore citizens.

Singapore Documents

    • Child’s birth certificate issued by local authorities in Singapore
    • Valid passport of Singapore father or Singapore mother
    • Singapore’s Identification Card of father or mother 
    • Singapore’s pass that thai father or mother hold in Singapore
    • Marriage certificate issued by Singapore local authorities

All documents need to be legalized by Singapore’s government as follows:

There are two ways to certify: 

  1. Bring required documents to certify by Singapore’s Notary Public.

1.1 The documents should be attached as a single set with corner binding

1.2 Legalized the required documents by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) After being certified by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), the applicant must bring one set of copies of the original documents.

1.3 The fee charged for certified documents need to inquire the Lawyer

1.4 Royal Thai Embassy process fee of S$ 30.- per document.

  1. Bring required documents to certify by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)

2.1 The documents cannot be attached and must be separate in 1 paper each

2.2 Certified the documents each, the fee charge for certified documents need to inquire the lawyer from Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)

2.3 After being certified by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL), the applicant must bring one set of copies of the original documents.

2.4 The Royal Thai Embassy process fee of S$ 30.- per document. e. 5 documents the fee charged is S$ 150.-

Thai Documents

  • Thai’s documents must submission the original and a copy of the original 1 set as follows: (No need certification)
    • Valid Thai passport of father or mother
    • Thai national ID card of father or mother
    • A copy of the Thai house registration of father or mother
    • Thai marriage certificate (if any) 

The processing of Thai Birth Certificate takes 7 working days.
Remark : Children whose mother or father are Singapore nationals which the child has Singapore citizenship as well. If the child also submit for has Thai citizenship, at the age of majority they need to choose only one nationality and serve army for 2 countries (Thai and Singapore). Therefore, please check the regulation on civil rights and civic duty of holding dual nationality before proceeding to apply for Thai nationality for your child. Because if your child already have Thai nationality will not be able to request cancellation before reaching the age of majority.

  • If parents are Foreign citizens (not Singapore citizens).

Foreign Documents

Document issued by a Non-Singapore Authority must be certified by the Embassy of its country of origin the document in Singapore first, then be certified by Singapore's Notary Public before submitting to the Royal Thai Embassy as follows:

    • Valid Foreign passport of father or mother (i.e. the father is a German national, Germany’s passport needs to be certified by the Royal Thai Embassy in German)
    • Foreign marriage certificate (If the document is in another language, the translations from a third language must be certified following the regulations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.)

      Remarks: if the father or mother holds the following nationalities, follow this procedure.
    • For British parents, The British High Commission in Singapore does not certify the documents. Therefore, the documents can be processed as the parents are Singapore citizens.
    • For Japanese parents The father or mother 's passport
        • Email to [email protected] to enquire about the father's birth certificate which indicates the father’s passport number. Subject of the email should be as follows: “Birth Certificate which indicates passport number” to declare that these documents will be used at the Royal Thai embassy. 
        • Bring a copy of the father’s passport and the father’s birth certification (the documents received by the Embassy of Japan in Singapore are considered as certified true copies)
        • For more inquiry information, tel: +65 67372158 ext. 664 or 620 on Mon-Thu at 9.30-11.30 a.m. and on Fri at 2.00-5.30 p.m. 
        • Or email [email protected]

Singapore Documents

    • After certification Foreign Documents by the Embassy of its country of origin the document in Singapore please attached Foreign Documents together with Singapore Documents as follows:
      • Child’s birth certificate issued by local authorities in Singapore
      • Singapore's pass of parents
      • Marriage certificate issued by local authorities in Singapore
    • Bring all documents to process as follows to certified by Singapore’s Notary Public and Legalized by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) and the applicant must bring one set of copies of the original documents.
      Submission at the Royal Thai Embassy 
    • The fee charged is S$ 30.- per document.

Thai Documents

  • Thai’s documents must submission the original and a copy of the original 1 set as follows: (No need certification)
    • Valid Thai passport of father or mother
    • Thai national ID card of father or mother
    • A copy of the Thai house registration
    • Thai Marriage certificate (if any)

The processing of the documents takes 7 working days.
Remark : Children whose mother or father are foreign nationals (not Singaporean), please check the regulation on civil rights and civic duty of holding dual nationality before proceeding to apply for Thai nationality for your child.

Submission

  • To be submitted during office hours.
  • You will be contacted by an officer via email or call when the birth certificate is ready for collection.

 

Notice

  • The birth certificate is an important document, please keep it in a safe place. It is necessary to use as evidence supporting the request to notify the name of the child to enter the Thai house registration within 15 days in Thailand. As well as, requesting a Thai ID card when the child turns 7 years old.
  • If the birth certificate is lost, you need to report to local authorities and apply for a copy of the birth certificate at the Royal Thai Embassy, General Register Office, or Department Of Provincial Administration.
  • The child must use only the surname of their father or mother. They cannot use another surname or combine the parent's surname. 
  • Kindly inform the officer if the child’s surname is to follow the mother’s surname. 

 

For more inquiry information:

  •  Tel: +65 6737 2158 ext. 664 or 620
    • On Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu at 4.00-5.30 p.m. 
    • On Fri at 9.30-11.30 a.m. and 2.00-5.30 p.m.
  • Email : [email protected]