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Process of Thailand Embassy Attestation in India

Thailand Embassy Attestation is issued by Thailand Embassy Located in Delhi. Thailand embassy attestation will be done for all the original documents issued in India. It is an essential step in legalizing the documents for the use in Thailand.

Steps to get Thailand embassy attestation  1) Register for thailand Embassy Attestation   2) Get MEA Attestation from Ministry 3) Submit the documents at Thailand Embassy 4) Pay the nominal fees at the embassy 5) Collect the documents from embassy.

Since Thailand is not part of the Hague Nations a Thailand embassy attestation is required to make your document accepted in the country.

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Why Is Thailand Embassy Attestation Required?

Thailand Embassy Attestation is required when you intend to travel, work, study, or open/expand a business in Thailand. Below are the reasons why you might need a Thailand Embassy Attestation:

  • If you have applied for a student visa then getting an apostille Thailand on your degree certificate and transcript is essential.  
  • If you want to obtain a work visa, you should get an apostille on PCC (Police Clearance Certificate), a Degree Certificate, and an Experience Letter. 
  • An apostille on birth and marriage certificate is needed to apply for a dependent visa. 
  • To get a commercial visa for Ireland you need an apostille on the following documents, GST certificate, AOA (Article of Association), MOU (Memorandum of Understanding), Registration Certificate, Board Resolution, and Power of Attorney.
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Below are The Steps To Get Thailand Embassy Attestation For Personal Documents

  1. Local Verification 
  2. Notary Attestation 
  3. State/SDM Attestation 
  4. MEA (Ministry Of External Affairs) 
  5. Embassy Attestation

Let’s discuss these steps one by one

Local Verification –  Local verification of your documents is an essential step in the process of getting an apostille Thailand. The local verification is done by the authorities that issued the original documents. For Instance:-

SDM/State Attestation –  The verification of the document is done by two organizations that is SDM or State. Below is a detailed explanation of both procedures. 

State Attestation – In this method, verification is usually done by the state body that issues your original documents. Here your documents will receive a stamp/signature from the secretariat of the district. State attestation is considered to be a lengthy and expensive process as many government bodies get in the process. It can take about 30 working days or more for the whole process to be complete.   

SDM (Sub Divisional Magistrate) Attestation – SDM attestation is a process where your personal documents are submitted to the Sub Divisional Magistrate. In this step, the SDM examines the information in your personal document to ensure its authenticity. It is always preferred to go for SDM attestation as it is faster and cheaper than State attestation. The process time for SDM attestation is about 3-4 working days. 

MEA – After State or SDM attestation, your documents are ready to be submitted for verification at the central level. The MEA (Ministry of External Affairs) which is the central government authority analyzes every information provided and places a stamp/sticker on your personal documents. 

Thailand Embassy Attestation: For non-hague countries, this is the last step in the document authentication process. In this step, your document gets legalized by Thailand’s embassy/consulate.

It’s always better to talk to your Apostille helpline, they will guide you on which process you need.

Below are The Steps To Get Thailand Attestation For Commercial Documents

  • Local Verification
  • Global Chamber Of Commerce
  • MEA (Ministry Of External Affairs)
  • Thailand Embassy Attestation 

Local Verification – Your commercial documents including GST, Registration, AOA(Article of Association), and MOU(Memorandum of Understanding) are verified locally by the Registrar of Companies. 

Global Chamber Of Commerce –  Here, the commercial documents are verified by the Global Chamber of Commerce. It is a class of business organization that authenticates your commercial documents before MEA.

MEA – The MEA verifies the credibility of your commercial documents issued from India. Upon successful authentication, MEA places a stamp/sticker over your commercial documents. 

Thailand Embassy Attestation – Once the documents get verified by the MEA, they are submitted to Thailand’s embassy for last authentication. Thailand Hague Convention apostille from Thailand’s embassy proves the credibility of your commercial documents, making them legally valid within the borders.

Issues That May Arise During Document Authentication For Thailand

Like any international Attestation process, document authentication Thailand can be a challenging and time-consuming process. Below are the problems that you might face while getting a Thailand Hague Convention Apostille:

Time 

  • You need to have a lot of time if you are planning to go for State attestation. 
  • If you are going for State attestation on your own then firstly you need to find a Notary and get documents Notarized. 
  • After that, you need to find a state secretariat nearby or outside your locality. 
  • Once you find a state secretariat, you have to deposit the documents, pay the nominal fee, wait for a Month, and come back again to collect the documents.

This wastes a lot of time and money, so register for Embassy Attestation if you want to get the Thailand Embassy Attestation as soon as possible

Patience 

  • This is an issue that most people face while getting an embassy attestation. Many government authorities get involved, making the whole process very slow. Therefore, you must keep patience with the procedure 

Confusion

Obtaining an Embassy attestation can cause confusion due to complicated processes and lack of information. Confusion leads to errors that can result in significant loss of time and money. Here are the confusions that you may experience – 

  • From where to get an Embassy Attestation?
  • What is the procedure for getting an Embassy Attestation?
  • What is legalization?
  • Should you get your documents legalized or not?

We understand getting an Embassy Attestation is confusing as well as time-consuming. However, if you are not ready to put in your time and effort, then consult a professional apostille service provider. An experienced apostille service provider will help you save time and money by offering valuable guidance and support.

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