Document Legalisation for Thailand

If you’re planning on relocating to Thailand, you will have a lot of paperwork to organise for your trip. We are happy to pass all of our experience in processing documents for Thailand on to you in our easy to follow guides, making the process as simple and stress free as possible.

Whether you’re relocating for a TEFL position or another reason, we can assist with any document type and make sure we cover all of the information you could need, whatever your circumstances. If you’re still not sure about something, our team of specialists are here to answer any questions you may have, or clear something up you’re unsure of.

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Legalisation for Thailand – The Complete Guide

Thailand is becoming an increasingly popular expat destination, especially for those wishing to teach ESL (English as a Second Language). Due to changes brought in by the government in May 2018 which now require all documents to be legalised in-country before travelling to Thailand, we've put together a complete guide on these processes.

Thailand FAQs

  • This is not possible, unfortunately. Wherever your documents were issued, they will need to be legalised within that country. This is because the government of the issuing country will need to verify the authenticity of the documents before being presented in Thailand.

  • This entirely depends on your employer. Whereas other countries are strict at a governmental level about the processing of TEFL certificates for teaching positions, this is not necessarily the case in Thailand. Always check with your employer before you start to process your documents.

  • No, we can do this on your behalf. You will need to courier your original  documents to us, or ship via a tracked method. We can then handle the complete process for you and return them to Thailand via secure courier service.

  • No, you are not permitted to do any work in Thailand without an official work permit. Even if this is a temporary short-term employment, you could still be fined if you are caught undertaking any form of work without the correct documentation.

  • Generally, you apply for your work permit once you reach Thailand. You can obtain a tourist visa before you leave your country of residence, which can them be used to apply for the permit at the Ministry of Labour Office in Thailand.

  • Unfortunately no. In order to obtain a work permit in Thailand, you must already have an employer in place who can provide the relevant documentation to you for your permit application.