The Legal Aspects of Getting Married in Thailand

As part of our visa service to America, our firm represents customers with regard to the legal elements of obtaining married in Thailand.

The following is an outline of the services provided by our firm with regard to a legal Thailand marriage:

1. Before the Thai government allows a citizen of a foreign country to marry a Thai citizen they need to be offered with proof that the foreigner is totally free to marry. Proof that is acceptable to the Thai government need to be obtained from the foreign citizen’s Embassy. The American Citizens Solutions Section of the American Embassy in Bangkok provides American Citizens with a notarized and stamped “Affirmation of Freedom to Marry”

To get an “Affirmation of Freedom to Marry” there is one form that have to be completed for persons who have not been previously married and two types for persons who have been previously married.

Our firm prepares these types and escorts our clientele to the American Citizens Service Section of the American Embassy.

The approach of acquiring the “Affirmation of Freedom to Marry” can take 30-60 minutes and varies with the Embassy’s perform load on any provided day.

The Embassy charges a charge of 1200 baht for the very first document and 800 baht for the second document if needed. Money and credit cards are accepted forms of payment.

2. Our firm will translate the English documents we obtained from the American Embassy into the Thai language for presentation to the Thai government. The translations are certified by a licensed translator.

three. Our employees will take you, and the translated documents, to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Legalization Division. The Legalization Division will confirm the authenticity of your signatures and the Embassy Seal. The translations of the documents will be analyzed for accuracy and certified appropriate. Our staff will represent you thru this method and full the essential forms. Common processing time is three days, nevertheless our firm will full it for you in 1 hour.

4. Our staff will take you and your fiancee to the district office with a portfolio of all documents necessary by the Thai government for the legal marriage. Our employees will present you and your fiancee’ along with all documentation to the government officials. The legal marriage is registered and both parties are presented with an original certificate of marriage.
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