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Register for Treaty of Amity

To receive protection under the Treaty, the qualified US company(ies) or applying person(s) needs to meet the following requirements:

  • The majority shareholder must be an American citizen(s) or US business(es)
  • The majority of the board of director(s) must be Thai(s) or US individual(s).

Please note that the above requirement will apply to parent company in the US in order to show proof of ownership at every level up to the ultimate ownership.

In the case that American businessmen are the majority shareholders of the Thai company, the required documents for Thai company are the following:

  • Certificate
  • Objective Class
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Attestation
  • New Director(s)
  • Articles of Association
  • List of Shareholders
  • Certificate of Company Registration
  • Notarized copy of American Shareholder's passports.

In the case that the US Parent Company is the majority shareholder of the Thai company, branch office, joint venture, or partnership, the applying U.S. company, in addition to the above requirements, must also provide the following documents pertaining to its parent company for certification:

  • Affidavit
  • Bylaws
  • Article of Incorporation
  • Notarized copy of American passport of the major shareholder(s)

The above documents needed to be notarized by a Notary Public (no need to certify at the Thai Consulate) and submitted together with the Request Form for certification letter to the Commercial Service office for issuance of the certification letter. To download the Request Form, Steps, and Procedures, please click on the link at the right navigation bar.

We would highly recommend contacting a local legal services company to assist with the registration processes at the U.S. Embassy and Ministry of Commerce in Thailand. To view the list of local legal services companies, please visit our Business Service Provider directory.

All documents listed above must be filed with the U.S. Commercial Service in GPF Witthayu, Tower A, 3rd Floor, Room 302, Wireless Road. Please submit the required documents, both copies and originals, in Thai and English along with a request form with a cover letter to: Mr. Dean Matlack, Commercial Attaché.

For further information, please email Ms. Kornluck Tantisaeree (Fame), Commercial Specialist.

List of Documents

(*updated December 2012)