While there are no notaries public in Thailand, some lawyers are given the authority to function as a Notarial Services Attorney in the country. It is the Lawyers Council of Thailand which regulates the practice of notarial services here. A Thai lawyer is required to undergo and pass a professional training course for the service before he is registered as a Notarial Services Attorney.
Once authorise, a Notarial Services Attorney may execute the following functions:
Verification of the authenticity of signatures in a document
Certification of identity of parties to an agreement
Administration of oaths and affirmations
Attestation and certification of certain types of document
Be witness to the signing of parties to a document.
As Thailand is not a signatory to the Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents, parties who have engaged notarial services in Thailand may need to have the notarized document authenticated or legalized further at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, or at the Embassy of the country to which the document is to be presented.