Thai Residence Certificate
How to get a Thai Residence Certificate
There are some procedures in Thailand such as obtaining a Thai driving licence which require you to present a residence certificate to prove your address.
There are two ways in which you can obtain this certificate, one is at your embassy and one is at your local immigration office. It is usually more convenient to use your local immigration office.
Residence Certificate at Chonburi (Pattaya/Jomtien) Immigration
You will need to take with you the following items:
- 2 Colour Photos - 4cm x 6cm
- Your Original Passport
- Original Proof of Address - Rental Contract or Yellow Tabian Baan and a signed photocopy
- Signed copy of the photo page in your passport
- Signed copy of the visa stamp in your passport
- Signed copy of the TM6 (Departure) card in your passport
If you arrive at the immigration office and complete the process before lunchtime you should be able to pick up your residence certificate in the afternoon.
If you complete the process in the afternoon then you will usually need to wait until the following day to collect your certificate.
You will need to complete form TM18 which can be downloaded here
Take a ticket from the machine and wait for your number to be called, at Chonburi Immigration the residence certificate desk is located in an office on the left hand side of the room.
The immigration office will give you a plastic ticket with a number on to collect your certificate, they will often staple this to your passport.
The current cost for a residence certificate at Pattaya Immigration is 300 baht.
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