Thai Police Clearance Certificate

Thai Police Clearance Certificate

The Thai Police Clearance Certificate or Thailand Criminal Record Check may be required as a condition for employment, volunteer work or during an immigration process. Usually, it would be the last step in the process of pre-employment or in the immigration, and should only be done after the job offer has been made.

A Thai Police Clearance Certificate is a criminal record check from Thailand showing any criminal convictions of an individual. It is considered the most ordinary form of background check.

One may obtain a criminal record check or a Thai Police Clearance Certificate from the Royal Thai Police in Thailand if he or she has been a resident of Thailand for more than six months, and this is applicable for both Thai and foreign citizens. This document is usually required for the following reasons:

·  Employment in Thailand 

– Recently, more and more organizations are requiring their employees to provide a Thai Police Clearance Certificate as the last step in the pre-employment process.

·  Adoption

– In most cases, adoptive parents are required to obtain a Thai Police Clearance Certificate if they have ever lived in Thailand for more than six months.

·  International travel

·  Volunteer work

·  Immigration applications

– When applying for permanent residency or citizenship, you and your family members are required to submit a Thai Police Clearance Certificate. Also when applying as a visitor, student or temporary employment, the immigration officers may look for a Thai Police Clearance Certificate.

· Changing of name

· Obtaining record of suspension

Applications for the Thai Police Clearance Certificate can be requested by you, personally, or an agency or employer. You may opt to have a representative assist you with the said process to avoid delay.  They should be performed with your written consent, and you have the right to view your Thai Police Clearance Certificate prior to submitting it to someone else. If an applicant is below 18 years of age, he or she may need to have a parent or guardian’s consent to the Thai Police Clearance Certificate.

In most common cases, the Thai Police Clearance Certificate is usually valid for 8 to 12 months from the date of issuance.

 

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