Marriage certificate shortage “being fixed’

BANGKOK: Mali Satiworaman, Chief of the Registration Printed Forms Department of the Bureau of Registration Administration, has admitted that the shortage of marriage certificate papers countrywide has been a problem for more than a month now.

In Phuket, marriages may currently be registered only in Kathu District. Both Muang and Thalang Districts have run out of marriage certificates and the Gazette has learned that many other districts around the country have similar problems.

K. Mali explained, “The reason we are short of marriage certificates is that the printers couldn’t print the amount we needed in time. They said that they needed more time because each certificate has to be printed with a unique number.

“Another problem is that many provinces send their orders in late. Every three months the Registration Departments of each province are supposed to tell us the number of certificates they need. If they don’t do this on time them we don’t know how many to order.”

“We have now received the certificates from the printers and we will send them out to the provinces as quickly as possible,” she told the Gazette.

Phuket News

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