12 Dec Who Can Certify Documents in Thailand
So, if you need the assistance of a notary in Thailand, Siam Legal offers notary services for documents such as affidavits, confirmations, certifications and other legal documents. Please call us or contact us by e-mail. Thailand has not yet passed legislation requiring notaries, but in 2008, the Bar Council of Thailand issued a regulation for the registration of qualified lawyers to certify the authenticity of signatures on documents and certify documents. This Regulation also lays down the requirements for the training, certification and certification of such lawyers. Notarization or legalization of signatures of Royal Thai Government officials Certifications confirm the official seal, signature, and/or authority of foreign officials performing an official act with respect to a document intended for use in the United States. The Embassy may certify documents bearing the seal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provided that their signature is deposited with that office. A consular certification does not confirm the authenticity of the contents of a document, but only the seal and signature of the Thai government official who issued it. Thailand is not a party to the Hague Convention on the Legalisation of Foreign Public Documents. So, if you are a foreigner and have purchased notarial services in Thailand, you will probably need to legalize more or legalize your notarized documents at the legalization department of the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Similarly, documents issued abroad are legalized at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand before they can be used in Thai government offices. In most countries, the notarization of documents is important because the act of notarization itself guarantees the authenticity of the document.
As Thailand has not yet signed the Hague Convention on the Legalisation of Foreign Public Documents, there is no notary in Thailand. However, notaries are allowed to certify documents in Thailand by the Lawyers Council of Thailand, which regulates the practice of notarial services in the state. Thailand is also not a party to the Hague Convention on Exemption from Legalisation of Foreign Public Documents (or Apostille Convention), so if you need to certify or certify a document from outside Thailand or a document from Thailand used in another country, you may also need to have it legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Legalization is the process by which a document is certified for international use. Our notary can certify documents of the same quality as the Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These services cover the following areas: 1. Notarization (legalization) of translated documents Although Thai authorities do not require or accept notarized documents in Thailand, paradoxically, these documents are often presented to foreign authorities as if they had been notarized under Thai law. Whether they should be treated as duly notarized documents is a matter of foreign law, but it seems unlikely that most foreign officials will understand that, strictly speaking, there is no Thai law providing for Thai notaries. The Royal Thai Consulate General in Los Angeles may certify Thai official documents and issue proxies to Thai citizens residing in the following thirteen (13) states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, and any unincorporated territory of the United States in the Pacific such as Guam. Affidavits Often, the Thai government appeals to the United States.
on. The Embassy or Consulate General in Chiang Mai “certifies” the documents listed under “Services We Cannot Prove”. Please note that the embassy and consulate may certify an affidavit, which may or may not meet Thai “certification” requirements. Consular officers at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok may provide specific notarial services authorized under applicable U.S. laws and Department of State guidelines for all U.S. citizens. The Consular Section may issue a confirmation of signature, a Power of Attorney and certified copies of U.S. passports. Some services are not offered at the embassy, including notarized copies of university degrees, marriage, birth and divorce certificates issued in the United States without legalization by the U.S.
Department of State. In cases where the consulate cannot provide the notary services you need, you can contact a competent Thai notary to certify your documents, especially if these documents are used in Thailand. Notarized documents are extremely important to prove authenticity. A person who has notarized a document may have valid evidence or solid evidentiary if necessary in a courthouse. There are various documents that need to be notarized. Some of the most common documents that require notarization are: Currently, there are about 4,000 qualified Thai lawyers who have received a certificate and are registered as “notarial lawyers” under a regulation of the Thai Lawyers Council. In practice, they sign and affix seals that certify documents and prove the authenticity of signatures on documents. But they are not allowed to take the oath.
They are also not connected to each other. In fact, Thailand has never passed laws to introduce a system of notaries. Instead, it appears that the Thai Lawyers` Council Ordinance 2008 was issued in anticipation of the passage of a law on the legalization of documents by the Thai Parliament. The notary is usually a public servant recognized by the government to validate certain documents, a person`s signature, a title deed or even an affidavit. 3. Authentication (certification) of documents issued by the Thai government. A notary or notary lawyer can authenticate or assist in signing most documents. You will often use the services of a notary if you have documents that need to be used abroad. The notary`s signature and stamp confirm the authenticity of your documents abroad and serve as proof that all relevant verifications have been carried out. I, the undersigned, lawyer and member of the Law Society of Thailand, license No……., hereby certify that Mr……….. Please be prepared to spend at least half an hour to two hours at the embassy. Wait times depend on the number of notaries each client needs.
ACS can authenticate multiple documents during a scheduled appointment. Many countries require documents originating in another country or signed in another country to be notarized before they can be officially used or legally recognised – a requirement that is clearly problematic if the country of origin or the country where the document is signed does not have a notary. In most countries, a notary is a public official authorized by the state to certify legal documents, affidavits, signatures or an affidavit of the person. Notarial services are very important because they help to create a guarantee of the authenticity of the document. However, there is no notary in Thailand. Instead, the Lawyers Council of Thailand offers lawyers the role of notary`s lawyer, which enables them to provide the aforementioned services and is regulated by the Lawyers Act B.E. 2528. Thai authorities do not require or accept notarized documents in Thailand. Although some Thai authorities require a Thai lawyer to certify the authenticity of signatures on certain documents, this is not considered a notarization of that document. For example, a qualified lawyer registered with the Thai Bar Association must certify the signatures of the directors that appear on a document filed for the registration of a Thai limited liability company.
Any Thai licensed lawyer, whether or not they have passed the exam to become a “notary lawyer”, can certify these documents. In addition, certain documents signed outside Thailand must be notarized in that foreign jurisdiction before Thai authorities accept that document as duly authenticated. However, the same authorities do not accept any document notarized in Thailand by a Thai notary lawyer as duly authenticated. I, Mr……………….., Lawyer of ……………., Ladprao Road, Wangthonglang 10310, Thailand, hereby confirm that Mr……….. Date of birth: 29 April 1970, residing on ………………. Sukhumvit Road, Wattana Bangkok 10110, Thaialnd is a citizen of the United Kingdom and holds British passport No………………. I, Mr. Nattawat Chiewchanwich, Solicitor for the Notary, hereby certifies that: On December 1, 2011, I examined the attached copy of the birth certificate and compared it with the document presented to me as the original document and found that it was a true and complete copy of the original document submitted. Certified true copies of documents for use with social security applications, FBU Manila – Postal Service is available.