Certificate of residence in Thailand

If you live in Thailand you may occasionally need to produce a certificate of residence. The Netherlands embassy in Bangkok can draw up this document for you.

When do you need a certificate of residence?

A certificate of residence allows you to prove your place of residence abroad. You need this document:

  • in connection with various tax and social security contributions
  • when renewing your driving licence

What documents do you need?

You need the following documents in order to apply for a certificate of residence:

  • a document showing that you have the permission of the local authorities to reside in the country where you are applying – for example, a residence permit (this is not required if you live in the EU)
  • proof of your current address
  • proof that you have Dutch nationality. This may be any one of the following documents:
    • a Dutch passport
    • a Dutch national identity card
    • a certificate of Dutch nationality

Certificate of residence in this country or region

Make an appointment via the online appointment system.

If you apply for a declaration or letter in the morning, you can pick it up at the same day between 2 and 3 pm or have it sent to your home address. In the latter case, you supply a sufficiently stamped envelope with your name and address in block letters.

Procedure for submitting a written request

Written requests will be returned within 10 working days of receipt.

In case of a written request you must send the documents mentioned above and:

• A letter with request which declaration you want to receive at home.

• In the declaration we must state the purpose for which it is issued. Please indicate clearly why you need the statement.

• For a visa support letter or a certificate of legal capacity to marry in Thailand, you must download, fill out and send a special document, including the required documents (for each statement or letter).

• Copy of your passport.

• THB 1300 in cash (You receive change and a receipt)

• Or a print of your transfer of 30 euros to the bank account in The Hague, stating your initials and last name and ZMA Bangkok

Account name : Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken Betreft FSO Posten

Account number :  NL74INGB0705454177

Name of Bank : ING Bank N.V. te Amsterdam


Currency : EUR

• A return envelope addressed to your home address with sufficient required stamp(s).

• Your contact details (telephone / e-mail). Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant.

In case of questions kindly use the contactform.