Marriage Registration

for American Citizens

Marriage Registration Procedure

These are the procedures for marriage registration in Thailand. Normally it can take 3 days to complete the process if you have all the documents as many of the departments are busy and waiting for up to 6 hours is normal. Most expats and visitors to Thailand normally hire a law firm to do all the papwerwork for them and completes the process faster and easier.

LEGALIZATION DIVISION - DEPARTMENT OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
3rd Floor, 123 Chaeng Wattana Road
Tung Song Hong, Laksi District, Bangkok

Take the affidavit and supporting documents to a local Amphur and register yourselves as married. The Amphur will also require the following documents so ensure that you have all the documents certified as required:

  • Your American passport;
  • The Thai citizen's identification card;
  • If your fiancee is under twenty, written permission from the parents;
  • House papers of your wife

* If either you or your Thai fiancee have been previously married the Amphur will want to see proof that prior marriages have been terminated; either divorce or death certificates. These documents if available should be translated into Thai prior to presentation at the Amphur.

NB: THE FEES MAY ALTER WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE





Local Office Numbers:
Bangkok: 02-259-8100
Phuket: 076-326-322
Chiang Mai: 053-818-306
Pattaya: 03-300-8830
International Numbers:
US: 1-877-252-8831
UK: 0207-101-9301
Australia: 028-015-5273
Thailand: +66 2259-8100
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