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Marriage Registration in Thailand

When a foreigner decides to marry in Thailand, the marriage registration process starts with a visit to your embassy. Generally Marriage registration in Thailand can take two forms. It could be a foreigner getting married to a Thai or a foreigner getting married to another foreigner. Thai marriage registration is not overtly complicated however the paperwork needed might feel too much for some. When the marriage is registered in Thailand, many if not all the documents have to be translated into Thai.

Marriage registration in Thailand starts with affirmations from your embassy in Thailand confirming not only your citizenship but that you are single and therefore being able to get married in Thailand.


This affirmation is an overnight process. Obtain the format from your embassy and complete it at home. Then take the affirmation back to the embassy and have them sign off on the affirmation

 

 

 

 

Marriage registration in Thailand can become a drawn out affair. You would also need to produce your original divorce decree or the death certificate of your late spouse if he or she has passed away or if you are divorced.


Registration of Foreigners’ Marriage in ThailandThese then have to be translated into Thai and taken to the Thai Department of Foreign Affairs to be verified. Once the documents have been verified by Thai Foreign Affairs, the final step of your marriage registration takes place. All these documents now having been verified has to be taken to the local district office called the “Amphur” or “Khet” to register your marriage. Marriage registration ends with the issuing of a Thai marriage certificate.


The statutory statement which would be required by the Thai authorities at last check will set you back 1,000 Thai Baht each (US$30) for the US embassy and 3,500 Baht (roughly 54 pounds) for the British embassy. The embassy procedures would vary but will normally charge a fee for notarizing the affirmation and the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs also has a nominal fee for verifying the documents enabling you register you marriage in Thailand.  Fees to have the documents officially translated into Thai also vary.


In summary a foreigner or any foreigners wishing to register their marriage in Thailand need to provide the following documents to be able to register their marriage in the local district.

 

You will need the following documents:

  • Affidavit/ Affirmation of Freedom to Marry
  • Copy of your passport
  • Original Divorce or Death Certificate of your late/ex spouse

Your Thai fiancée would need the following documents:

  • His/her National ID Card or a Valid ID card
  • His/her House Registration Certificate
  • His/her Original Divorce or Death Certificate of his/her  late/ex spouse
  • The Change Name Certificate (In case, s/he had her/his name changed)

 

Marriage Registration Procedures by Nationality:

thai marriage registration british
Thai Marriage Registation for British Nationals
thai marriage registration american
thai marriage registration danish
Thai Marriage Registration for Danish Nationals
thailand marriage registration austrlian
Thai Marriage Registration for Australian Nationals
thailand marriage registration new zealand
Thai Marriage Registration for New Zealanders
thai registration marriage canadian
Thai Marriage Registration for Canadian Nationals
thai marriage registration belgium
Thai Marriage Registration for Belgian Nationals
thai marriage procedures russian
Thai Marriage Registration for Russian Nationals

 

 
 

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