Thailand Document Authentication

In order to use official documents in the Thailand, whether it’s a University Degree, Non-Criminal Background Check, Marriage Certificate, Birth/Death Certificate, Corporate Documents, etc., they will have to be authenticated by the Thailand Consulate/Embassy in the country the document was issued in.

Planning on working in Thailand? In order to obtain  work permit to legally be employed in the Thailand, your University Diploma AND Criminal Background Check must be authenticated by the Thailand Consulate/Embassy in the USA.

Thailand Document Authentication Steps:


General Documents:  Must first be notarized by a local notary public. 

State  and Federally Issued Documents: Do not require a local notary and can skip this step.  Federal Documents can go directly to step 3. 

Not sure what qualifies as a General or Government Document?  Click Here


GENERAL DOCUMENTS: must then be Authenticated  by the Secretary of State that the document was notarized in. . For example, if your Diploma was notarized  in the state of GA, then it must be Authenticated by the Secretary of State in GA.

FEDERALLY ISSUED DOCUMENTS: Documents issued by the Federal government can skip this step… 

STATE GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS: Marriage, Birth, Death Certificates.   These documents must be Authenticated by the Secretary of State that issued the document before sending to Hive Digital.  

For Example.  If you were born in California then your birth certificate must be Authenticated by the California Secretary of State before sending to us.


Documents are  submitted to the US Department of State in Washington DC.


Documents are submitted to the Thailand Consulate for Legalization.

Why choose Hive Digital?

If your head is spinning from trying to figure out how you will complete the authentication steps listed above then it is almost a no brainer to let a trusted agent handle your document authentication.

Even if you live close to a Thailand Consulate/Embassy,  it is probably more time and cost efficient to let Monument Visa do the work. Because we have a streamlined process, we can complete the entire authentication process for you and in the shortest time, while you focus on more important things.  Below are the steps we can handle for you.

  • Local Notary
  • State Authentication
  • US Department of State Authentication
  • Embassy Legalization

Documents Required to Proceed:

  1. Scans of any General Document can be uploaded to the order form.

Need your originals legalized? Not a problem.  Mail us your originals along with the documents below and we will take care of the entire process for you).

**FBI Criminal Background Checks can only be uploaded or emailed if you received a digital copy from the channeler. Scans/photocopies are not accepted. Otherwise, FBI Criminal Background Check must be sent to us via USPS/FedEx/UPS.

**Marriage/Birth/Death Certificates must be authenticated by the State that issued them before sending to us.

  1. Clear scan/photocopy of Applicant’s information page from their passport. This is the photo and signature pages. The Embassy will reject if any of the information from your passport cannot be clearly read.
  2. Completed Order Form. You can click the green Order Now button to submit an order.

Once you submit your order form and payment, one of our specialist will make sure everything is filled out properly and start processing immediately. During each step of the document authentication process, we will update you the status of your documents via text/email.