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Legal & Notarial Services

Canadian consular officials abroad have authority under the Canada Evidence Act to perform a variety of legal and notary services. These services include:

  • legalizing documents
  • serving documents and taking affidavits

A fee is charged for the services provided, starting at CAD $50 per service. For more information, consult the Consular Fees section.

Legal Services

The Embassy cannot provide legal advice, intervene in private legal matters, post bail, pay fines or legal fees. If you have been arrested or detained, please see Arrest/Detention.

However, if you require legal representation in Thailand we can provide you with a list of local lawyers and law firms The list does not constitute a recommendation nor statement of competence for any of the lawyers or firms listed, but is provided merely as a service to Canadians in Thailand. Follow the link above or contact the Consular Section of the Embassy to acquire more information.

Notarial Services

Notarial Services such as consular declarations, oaths, affirmations, affidavits, statutory declarations and authentications of signatures on documents are provided by the consular section for a fee of CAD $50 per notarization. Please book your notarial services appointment online. Hours of operation are from 09:00 to 12:00, Monday to Friday.

Reasons for having a document notarized include:

  • Marriage in Thailand
  • Drivers’ Licence or Vehicle Registration (statement of residence in Thailand)
  • Work Permit (General declaration)
  • Passport (Statement of Identification)
  • Permanent Residence (Statement of Pension)


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