This might be preferable because the traffic will be dying down just after rush hour. Do take the tollway (60 Baht) if the driver suggests it. You can get a translation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, although it may cost more because the touts will be aware you have no choice but to pay to have your documents authenticated there.
However, if option 1 doesn't work out, this option is a sure thing.
Tell the taxi you want to go to the Show him the address in Thai: สำนักงานหนังสือเดินทาง ถนนแจ้งวัฒนะ เขตหลักสี่If you have a smartphone with a decent size screen, show him on this Google Map.
The Legalisation Division Department of Consular Affairs 123 Chaeng Wattana Road, Laksi District, Bangkok 10210Tel : 66 (0) –59, 0 2981 7171 Fax : 66 (0) ( – hrs)Remember: if you want your documents back the same day, you need to submit them before 9.30am.
And on the second day going to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before AM to take advantage of the express service.
If you do not use the express service, the MFA will require 3 days to process your documents.
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The consular accepts appointments – on Monday – Friday. Get the earliest appointment you can, closest to the opening time of the embassy, which should be 8am.
The cost depends on the embassy, but will be around the 3,500 Baht mark. If your embassy has the affirmation form online, print it out from embassy website before you go, and fill in the relevant sections.
Only the original evidence or an official certified copy will be accepted – photocopies will not be accepted under any circumstances. If your embassy offers a walk-in service, get there at opening time.