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Procedure[edit]

Local Requests

Applicants should apply in person at the Special Branch of the Royal Thai Police (see below). Thai nationals must submit the original and one self-certified copy of each of their passport, national identification card (if applicable), household registration (if applicable), marriage, divorce and name change certificates and military record (if any), plus a copy of the request for police clearance issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (if any), and two recent photographs. Foreign residents should submit the original and one self-certified copy of their passport, visa work permit or proof of employment, or proof of stay in Thailand, with two recent photographs.

Police Clearance Service Centre
Commander Special Branch
Royal Thai Police Headquarters
Rama I Road, Patumwan
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Telephone: +66 (02) 205-2168
Fax: +66 (02) 205-2169
E-mail: psccenter@royalthaipolice.go.th
Website: www.sb.police.go.th

Non-Resident Requests

Applicants must submit three sets of original fingerprints with a self-certified copy of the above-mentioned documents (except for photographs, which should be sent as originals). Fingerprints must be taken by the local police, the Royal Thai embassy or the consulate in the country of residence and must bear the official seal and signature of the person taking the fingerprints. Applicants must also submit a pre-paid registered self-addressed envelope.



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Required Documents[edit]

Citizens, provide:

  • your passport and Thai ID card
  • household registration
  • any evidence of name changes
  • marriage certificate or divorce certificate (if available)
  • evidence of military service (such as Sor Dor 9, Sor Dor 8 or Sor Dor 48)
  • the agreement from your employer (if you are travelling to work in Australia), and
  • a written request for the certificate from the Department office processing your application.

Non-citizens provide:

  • your passport and a copy of your passport
  • document (s) certifying you are working, were working are or living in Thailand
  • a Thai work permit (if available)
  • two photographs (1 or 2 inch size), and
  • two full sets of fingerprints.
  • All copies of documents must be certified.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Police Clearance Service Centre
1st Floor (Building 24)
Royal Thai Police Headquarters
Rama 1
Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
THAILAND
Counter hours
Monday to Friday from 08:0016:30 hours (no lunch break).
The centre is closed on public holidays.
Telephone: +66 (0)2205-2168-9
Fax: +66 (0)22051295, +66 (0)22052165
Email: pcsc@police.go.th
Website: http://www.pcscenter.sb.police.go.th
The Police Clearance Service Center
Royal Thai Embassy



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Eligibility[edit]

Each individual has the right to contact any police station or the judiciary for the purpose of ordering a certificate regarding his or her criminal record, which will be sent according to the law, directly to foreign missions, to missions abroad or to international adoption agencies, depending on the available data.

It is the applicants responsibility to contact the relevant authorities to obtain the necessary police certificates or clearances. Each countrys procedures are different. Applicants may have to apply to more than one level of government or more than one agency - municipal, provincial, state, federal and the police, courts or similar governmental agencies for the police certificate. If a police certificate cannot be obtained from any of the countries on the list, provide a written explanation why and an original letter from the police authority confirming that it will not issue a certificate.

In most cases, you must contact the police or government to ask for a certificate. You may have to:

  • provide information or documents, such as photographs, fingerprints, or your addresses and dates that you lived in the country or territory, and
  • pay a fee.



Fees[edit]

The Certificate of Good Conduct Fee Payment



Validity[edit]

Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever



Documents to Use[edit]

Application for Police Clearance Certificate


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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Applicant with no criminal record, or behavior endangering peace and order or security of the State, will receive police clearance certificate within 7 working days.

To receive the police clearance certificate

  • Applicant receives the certificate at the Police Clearance Service Center by him/herself.
  • Authorize his/her representative to receive on his/her behalf
  • The Police Clearance Service Center mails the certificate to the applicant

(a self-addressed envelope with pre-paid stamps and applicant's address provided for Police Clearance Service Center ).



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Instructions[edit]

Local Requests

  • You should apply in person at the Special Branch of the Royal Thai Police (see below).
  • Thai nationals must submit the original and one self-certified copy of their passport, national identification card (if applicable), household registration (if applicable), marriage, divorce and name change certificates and military record (if any), plus a copy of the request for police clearance issued by Citizenship and Immigration (if any), and two recent photographs.
  • Foreign residents should submit the original and one self-certified copy of their passport, visa work permit or proof of employment, or proof of stay in Thailand, with two recent photographs.

Non-Resident Requests

  • You must submit three sets of original fingerprints with a self-certified copy of the above-mentioned documents (except for photographs, which should be sent as originals).
  • Fingerprints must be taken by the local police, the Royal Thai embassy or the consulate in the country of residence and must bear the official seal and signature of the person taking the fingerprints.
  • You must also submit a pre-paid registered self-addressed envelope.



Required Information[edit]

  • The applicant must provide a full set of his/her fingerprints, preferably taken at their nearest police station.
  • The applicants full name, surname, date of birth, place of birth and identity number must also be recorded on the fingerprint form.
  • A copy of the applicants identity document or passport must accompany the application.
  • The applicant must present their identity document at the police station, as proof of identity will be required.



Need for the Document[edit]

A police certificate is an official document issued by police or government agency of a country to enumerate any criminal records that the applicant may or may not have. Criminal records may include arrest, conviction, and possibly criminal proceedings.

Police certificate is also known as good citizen certificate, good conduct certificate, police clearance certificate, or judicial record extracts. Applicants may have to submit fingerprints and certain personal information to request a criminal record check, and the police or government agency may charge a fee. If no record found, the police certificate will indicate such.

In many immigration cases you may be requested by relevant Government to present Police Clearance Certificate from another country where you have resided for some time. If you are going through immigration process, you will definitely be asked for such a certificate.



Information which might help[edit]

Residents and non-residents: Apply in person or by post to the address above. Citizens, provide:

  • your passport and Thai ID card
  • household registration
  • any evidence of name changes
  • marriage certificate or divorce certificate (if available)
  • evidence of military service (such as Sor Dor 9, Sor Dor 8 or Sor Dor 48)
  • the agreement from your employer (if you are travelling to work in Australia), and
  • a written request for the certificate from the Department office processing your application.

Non-resident citizens will need to provide the above documents and two full sets of fingerprints and two photographs (1 or 2 inch size).

All copies of documents must be certified.

Fee: payable.

Processing time: approximately seven working days.

Non-citizens provide:

  • your passport and a copy of your passport
  • document (s) certifying you are working, were working are or living in Thailand
  • a Thai work permit (if available)
  • two photographs (1 or 2 inch size), and
  • two full sets of fingerprints.
  • All copies of documents must be certified.

Fingerprints

Fingerprints must be taken at a local police station or Thai consulate or embassy in your country of residence. In Australia you may need to contact the relevant state police authority or the Australian Federal Police to obtain fingerprints as local police stations may not be able to provide inked copies.

Non-residents: If you require the certificate to be returned by post, please include a self addressed envelope with the postage fee (equivalent to five international postage vouchers which can be purchased at the local office).

Note: we recommend you check the website of your nearest Thai embassy or consulate as requst.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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Others[edit]

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