- What is an e-Passport?
- Why is an e-Passport better than a non-electronic Passport?
- Application Process
- Types of e-Passport and document required for application
- Validity for e-Passports
- e-Passport Pick-Up
- Advice on your e-Passport maintenance
What is an e-Passport?
It is an electronic passport which contains technical specifications that comply with the standards set out by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). It differs from a non-electronic Passport via to the following characteristics:
Why is an e-Passport better than a non-electronic Passport?
Thailand e-passports have been issued since August 2005. The previous model of Thai passport before August 2005 is still valid until expired date specified in the passport and extension of the pre-model of e-passports is not allowed.
e-Passport Application Process
The applicant must apply in person because the applicant’s biometric data has to be captured via the following steps:
Take a queue
e-Passport application fee : 1,000 Baht
postage service (EMS ) fee : 35 Baht
Validity for e-Passports
To pick-up e-Passports, applicants must bring their notifications of e-Passport pick-up date together with their Citizenship I.D.Cards and other applicable documents.
Applicants who cannot come in person to pick-up their e-Passports can designate a representative to do the pick-up. The representative must bring:
(1) the notification of e-Passport pick-up date
(2) the Citizenship I.D.Cards of the applicant and the representative
(3) a certified copy of the representative’s Citizenship I.D.Card
Advice on Your e-Passport Maintenance
For further information, please refer to our website at www.mfa.go.th and www.consular.go.th or contact us by e-mail at [email protected] or call us at 02-981-7257 to 60 during official work hours.
Office Hours : Monday - Friday, 08.30 - 16.30
(Except public and offcial holidays)
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