Thailand is not only famous for its natural beauty but also for its easy provisions for marriage registration. Many people have chosen to get married in this country due to the wide range of world-class beach resorts and other fantastic locations where they can hold their dream wedding ceremony. Regardless of where you want to marry in Thailand, and if you’re marrying a fellow foreigner or a Thai resident, you must ensure that your marriage is legally registered.
Thai marriage registration varies depending on nationality, but it can be easy if you know the requirements and process involved. Engaging the service of an experienced Thai lawyer is the best option to help you secure all the essential paperwork for your marriage.
The marriage registration procedure can take up to 3 days and require numerous documents, but our experienced team can help you with all the paperwork and completes the process faster and easier.
If you are a foreigner planning to marry legally in Thailand, you should be aware of the country’s marriage requirements. The steps to getting legally married in Thailand are outlined in the details below.
You need to obtain this special document that essentially states that you are legally permitted to get married, which’s available to require at the embassy or consulate in Bangkok. Your passport and documents attesting to the legal termination of that marriage are also required.
The embassy of your home country will give you an acknowledgement in your native language, which you must translate into Thai. You can automate this by using a document translation service.
Following the translation of the affirmation documents, you must now go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs so that the ministry can authorise and legalise your documents.
You have to submit all required documents to the district office or “Amphur.” The officer will issue a marriage certificate, this officially means that your marriage is legally bound. However, you will also need to translate the certificate into your native language for the next step.
Finally, you will need to return to the embassy and Ministry of Foreign Affairs again to file your translated marriage certificate. This step is officially to finalize and records that you are legally married in Thailand. Thai residents will also need to take the documents to the consulate.
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We can help you with your marriage registration by nationality. Below are just some of the most common nationality.
(Besides the following nationalities, we also offer Thai Marriage Registration for Danish Nationals, New Zealand Nationals, Canadian Nationals, Russian Nationals, Belgian Nationals, Vietnamese Nationals, and more).
British nationals who want to get married in Thailand need to prepare the Affirmation of Freedom to Marry first. In order to prepare the affirmation, you need to show proof of identity (your passport) and any evidence that any previous marriages have been terminated. Authentication of the British Consular Official’s signature and the Thai translation certificate will be required by Thai Registrars. Once your documents are translated and legalised, you can submit them to the registrar, who will register the marriage and issue a Thai marriage certificate.
To get married in Thailand legally, you need an affidavit and supporting documents, including your and your partner’s passport. If you are getting married to a Thai citizen, your partner needs to bring their identification card and house papers. If your partner is under twenty, written permission from their parents are required.
If you’ve been previously married, you will need to prove that prior marriages have been terminated (present either divorce or death certification).
For your marriage to be recognised as a valid marriage in Australia, Thailand, and other countries worldwide, you must provide your passport and required documents.
For Australians married in Thailand, one of the required documents is a Statutory Declaration. This declaration must be witnessed at the Australian Embassy Bangkok, so you can’t do it in Australia.
If you or your partner have been married before, make sure to provide a death or divorce certificate. Both the statutory declaration and any applicable divorce/death certificates have to be translated into Thai. Once the documents have been translated, they must be authenticated by the Department of Consular Affairs.
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Requirements for Foreigners:
– A copy of your passport along with your arrival card.
– Affidavit regarding your marital status from your respective embassy.
– Translated copy of affidavits to Thai certified by a translator approved by the Foreign Ministry.
Requirements for Thai Nationals:
– Identification card.
– House Registration Certificate.
– If you’ve been married before, you need to provide proof (whether it is proof of divorce or spousal death).
We offer other services that can help you get full support with any legal challenges in Thailand.
A prenuptial agreement lists all assets and debts that you and your partner have. It specifies what rights each person possesses to their properties and assets if your marriage ends in divorce.
A marriage in Thailand can take place on a declaration made by you and your partner by giving consent to take each other as husband and wife. However, you can also give the consent publicly before the registrar, Here’s how you may give consent to the marriage:
Giving consent can be done by affixing you and/or your partner’s signature in the Register at the time of registration of marriage.
To begin the process, you will need copies of your ID cards and passports; a Thai pink ID card is also acceptable.
Verbal declaration in front of at least two witnesses is another way to give consent.
Thailand prenuptial agreement, also known as “Thai prenup,” is a written contract between two people before they are married. It lists all of the assets and debts of both parties. It specifies what rights each person possesses to their properties and assets if their marriage ends in divorce.
No one wants their marriage to be filled with arguments or end in a divorce, but you’ll never know what will happen in the future. Therefore, to make everything clear and avoid arguments with your spouse during the marriage or even when you’re in the process of a divorce, a prenuptial agreement is essential.
You can use a tourist visa or visa exemption stamp (Visa-On-Arrival) valid over 15 days to register your marriage in Thailand.
The district office will charge around 100 bath fee for marriage registration.
Yes, however, you must issue the embassy with a divorce certificate and submit a single certification to prove your current status when registering. Your new marriage must take place after 310 days of your divorce.