Legalisation of Austrian, Slovak and Slovene Documents/Certificates
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1. General Information
- To be legally recognised in Thailand, certificates issued by Austrian, Slovak or Slovene authorities (e.g. business registration, product specifications, etc.) must be duly legalised through "a chain of legalisation" in accordance with Thai and Austrian/Slovak/Slovene laws.
- In general, the documents need to go through the following steps:
- Authentication by primary agencies (may be more than 1 agencies). Please contact your Ministry of Foreign Affairs for information regarding which primary agencies to approach before submitting the documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Legalisation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria, Slovakia or Slovenia (the Ministry will certify the signatures of the officers of the primary agencies)
- Legalisation by the Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna (the Embassy will certify the signature of the officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria, Slovakia or Slovenia)
- Legalisation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, Bangkok (the Ministry will certify the signatures of the Royal Thai Embassy's consular officers)
- For Austrian documents, legalisation must be done by Austria-based authorities. The Austrian Embassy in Bangkok will not legalise certificate issued by Austrian authorities.
- For Slovene documents
- Documents issued in Slovenian language (e.g. bank statment, Birth Certificate, Police Report, Statement of Identity, Letter of Maritial Status Certification, Employment Contracts for individuals and Certificate of GMP Compliance of a Manufacturer, Certificate of Free Sale for companies and Land Registry Extract for both) must be first translated to English. The translation then has to be, first, legalised by the Slovene Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Slovenia and, second, legalised by the Slovene Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before submitting it for legalisation by the Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna.
- If the document/signature is certified by a Slovene notary public (e.g. legalised copy of the passport, Statement of Identity), the document/signature has to be first legalised by the Slovene Ministry of Justice and second by the Slovene Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before submitting it for legalisation by the Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna.
- The Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna will accept ONLY documents that are duly legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria, Slovakia or Slovenia. Documents that are not legalised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria, Slovakia or Slovenia will be rejected.
- The Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna will not accept request for certifying signatures of individual foreign nationals, unless the person's signature has been duly certified by a Notary Public *AND* the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Austria, Slovakia or Slovenia has already certified the Notary Public's signatures.
2. Application Procedures
2.1 Required documents & Fees
- Completed and signed legalisation form. Download CLICK HERE
- Certificates to be legalised (original) *and* a copy of the certificates (all pages)
- Copy must be made AFTER the certificates have been legalised by the Austrian, Slovak or Slovene Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Translation and a copy of translation (only if your certificates are required to be translated)
- Translation must be made AFTER the certificates have been legalised by the Austrian, Slovak or Slovene Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Legalisation fee (in cash only / non-refundable)
- 15 Euro per stamp (based on the number of stamps of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the documents).
- 15 Euro per translated document (if translation is required).
- Envelope addressed to applicant's own address & postal fee for return of documents
- 6 Euro (for Austria) / 10 Euro (for Slovakia or Slovenia) (in cash only / non-refundable)
- NB: postal fee may be higher, depending on the document's size and weight. The applicant has the responsibility to ensure that postal fee is adequate for the return of documents.
2.2 Submit Application
Option 1: In person
- Book a legalisation appointment online, CLICK HERE.
- Visit the Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna (Cottagegasse 48, 1180 Vienna) to submit the documents mentioned in point 2.1 above on the day of appointment.
Option 2: By post
- Send the required documents in point 2.1 above, via registered mail, to the following address
Consular Section (Legalisation)
Royal Thai Embassy,
*Important* Applications sent with incomplete documents or inadequate fees mentioned in point 2.1 above will be rejected.
2.3 Processing Time & Return of Documents
- The Embassy will return the documents to the applicant in the envelope provided within 5 working days from the date of receipt of (complete) documents.
- In-person pick up of legalised documents may be permitted on an exceptional basis for urgent cases. Request for in-person pick up must be made upon submitting the application.
- The Embassy does not take responsibility for any damage to, or loss of, postal packages or enclosed items.
Beglaubigungen von Urkunden
(German version is being updated)
Bitte übermitteln Sie folgende Unterlagen:
- Ausgefülltes Legalizationsformular
- Die durch das Außenministerium beglaubigten Urkunden zusammen mit einer Kopie
Gebühr pro Beglaubigungsvermerk: Euro 15,00 in bar
Bearbeitungsdauer: Ein Arbeitstag