Legalisation verifies that:

  • The signature on the document is genuine.
  • The person who has signed the document is a public official who is authorised to sign the document concerned (i.e. the signature of a government authorised translator or similar is not sufficient).
  • The official stamp of the government agency that has issued the document is genuine.

The Royal Thai Embassy does NOT verify or entail:

  • Any validation of the accuracy of the content of the document.
  • A signature of a foreigner.

Therefore, the normal legalisation process is as below:

  1. Firstly, the document is certified by a notary public, normally the district court (click here, NOTARIUS PUBLICUS).
  2. It is then legalised by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (click here, Legalisation/Legaliseringer).
  3. Lastly, the document is legalised by the Royal Thai Embassy so it can be used in Thailand.

Required documents:

  1. A foreign applicant or representative MUST bring his/her valid passport together with a copy of his/her passport along with an application.
  2. A request form, download here A request form for legalisation.

Fee: 120NOK (Cash only, please bring the exact amount) per one verification/stamp.

Processing times: 2 working days (after the fee is paid).

NOTE: If an applicant wants to have documents mailed back, a self-addressed stamped A4 size envelope with sufficient postage stamp (250NOK of postage stamp with tracking number from Posten to be send as a registered letter) MUST be included with the application.

The Royal Thai Embassy is NOT responsible for a lost parcel or envelope.

For visa application and other consular services.

Walk in visiting hours for visa application and legalisation of documents: Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 12.00 hrs

Enquiries and appointment for other consular services should be made via email:

Telephone enquiries: +47 2212 8669 (Monday – Friday, available only between 13.30 – 16.00 hrs.)