Thailand – Notary Public for Applying for a Retirement Visa

Notary public assisting with Thai visa applications

ThailandAs an Australian applying for a retirement visa for Thailand, you must arrange all documents submitted as part of your application to be properly bound and notarised by a notary public before they can be submitted to the Royal Thai Consulate for processing. Please provide the notary public with the following documents in original plus three (3) copies (correct at the time of publication)***:

  • A completed and signed visa application FORM A with a passport photograph no more than 6 months old. Photographs must original (not photocopies), be taken without glasses or head wear, and attached to the application form;
  • A copy of your passport biography page;
  • A completed Personal Data Form;
  • A copy of your bank statement showing a balance of no less than 800,000 Baht, or an original income statement with a monthly salary of no less than 65,000 Baht, or a deposit account plus monthly income of no less than 800,000 Baht a year;
  • An original letter from a bank or financial institution confirming that you have sufficient funds;
  • A criminal history check certificate no older than 3 months before to submitting the application;
  • A medical certificate indicating that the applicant has no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535) issued no longer than 3 months prior to submitting the application.

For more information, we recommend visiting the Royal Thai Consulate General’s website – especially as these requirements may change from time to time.

Our notary public is experienced with assisting Australians in their dealings with the Royal Thai Consulate General, Sydney. If you are applying for a visa, especially a retirement visa, to travel to Thailand, check whether the formal requirements regarding notarisation apply to you. Call today to make an appointment for our low-cost fixed fee notary services.

*** EDITED (2014): please note that this requirement has changed, and you are only required to provide ONE original and TWO copies (ie, a total of 3 bound sets). To ensure that your information regarding the requirements of the Thai Retirement Visa is always up to date, please visit the website of the Royal Thai Consulate.

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Do you have any questions regarding this article?

If you have never had to have a document notarised before, you may find our role as a notary public, the notary public services that we provide, and this whole process (especially authentication, legalisation and apostille) to be confusing and daunting. Do not worry! We are here to try to simplify it, make it easy for you to understand, and to guide you or assist you with achieving your desired goal.

Please contact us or visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding this article or our notary public services.

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So, what next?

If you are now ready to proceed with having your document notarised, please visit our Notary Fees page for a FREE quote on our notary public services or just call us on 02 9687 8885 and speak to our friendly staff about your requirements.

Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?

We are a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our low-cost fixed fee notary services, our availability to provide notary public services on short notice, and our focus on personal and timely notary public services. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, our notary public assists clients from across all suburbs of Sydney and beyond.

Ern Phang, Notary Public


Notary Public

This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta and a leading provider of notary public services to clients across Sydney. Extensive experience and low-cost fixed prices ensures quality services and satisfied clients.

is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the kinds of issues faced by his clients in sending documents overseas.

All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.

Posted: 2010-10-27 08:00:21 / Last edited: 2015-10-04 15:27:00