Baby’s First UK Passport
Children born in Thailand with a father from UK and mother from Thailand are considered to be dual nationality and are entitled to a British passport, both parents names should be on the birth certificate.
The children can also have a Thai passport. The UK passport will be issued for 5 years and can be renewed every 5 years. There is no need for the parents to be married and as long as the child was born before 2007 you can apply.
The procedure is;
• Email BangkokHMPO@vfshelpline.com for an appointment
• Download application form OS and credit card form from www.gov.uk/overseas-passports
• Complete forms and copy documents as requested on British Embassy
• Take application and original documents to VFS at Trendy Office Building, 28th Floor, Sukhumvit Road Soi 13, Klontoey Nua Wattana, Bangkok, 10110
The following documents are recommended;
Father Original Document
• Passport and long birth certificate (with both parents names)
Mother Original Document
• Passport if available
• ID card
• “Tabien Baan” (household book)
• Birth certificate
• Original marriage certificate (if married)
• Change of name certificate
• Divorce certificate
Baby Original Document
• Thai birth certificate
• Household registration
• 2 passport photos with white background
All the Thai documents need to be translated in to English ensuring correct spelling of name. The translated documents also need to be in colour, all pages of the passport need to be copied, the originals will not be sent to the passport office in Liverpool.
The documents you need to take to VFS in Bangkok are as follows;
• Full set of original documents
• Full set of colour photocopies
• Full set of English translations (in colour)
• Counter signature on the back of the form
VFS will send the application and documents to the UK passport office for processing.
When the new passport arrives back at the VFS in Bangkok they will inform you and you will need to go and collect, not forgetting to take your passport for identification.