Marriage Registration

for Belgian Citizens

The following documents are required for a Belgian to marry a Thai national in Thailand. Ensure that you have all the documentation when starting the process.

Marriage Registration Necessary Documents

  • A birth certificate
  • Certificates of residence, of nationality and of civil status
  • A certificate certifying that he/she is not married ("certificat de celibataire")
  • In case the Belgian national was previously married, proof of divorce
  • A certificate of good character ("certificat de bonne vie et moeurs")
  • An attestation from the employer, a bank statement
  • The names and addresses of two (2) witnesses in Belgium
  • If the Belgian national is under 18 years old, he/she must provide a letter of consent by his/her parents/guardians
27, Rue des Petits Carmes
1000 Brussels
(opening hours: 09:00-12:00, 10 Euro per document)

2, Square du Val de la Cambre
1050 Brussels
(opening hours: 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-15:00, 3 Euro per document)

17th floor, Sathorn City Tower, 175 South Sathorn Road
Tungmahamek sub-district, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
Tel: 02-679 54 54
Fax: 02-679 54 65
  • Based on the above-mentioned documents, the Belgian Embassy will issue two new documents (in English).
  • These two documents must be translated into Thai.
  • Contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand (Legalization Service, Kimpo Building, 3rd floor, Muang Thong Thani, Chaengwattana Road in Nonthaburi, tel. 02-503 45 39) in order to have the translation documents legalized.
  • Marriage can take place at any Thai City Hall (Amphoe).
  • The couple should obtain for the marriage certificate and a copy of the marriage registration book (both in Thai).
  • Have these two marriage documents translated into English.
  • Contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs again to have the translation of marriage documents legalized.

Marriage Registration: Returning To Belgium

The spouse must apply for a visa at the Belgian Embassy in Bangkok. The following documents are required:

  • 3 application forms and 3 photos
  • a valid passport
  • the marriage certificate (both original and translation, legalized)
  • a copy of the marriage registration book (both original and translation, legalized)
  • a copy of the passport of Belgian spouse
  • a copy of the birth certificate (translated and legalized)
  • a medical certificate

The visa application will be forwarded for consideration by the competent authorities in Belgium. This may take about two months for a reply from the Belgian authorities.

Need help with legally registering your marriage in Thailand?
Local Office Numbers:
Bangkok: 02-254-8900
Phuket: 084-021-9800
Chiang Mai: 053-818-306
Pattaya: 084-021-9800
International Numbers:
US: 1-877-252-8831
Thailand: +668 2254-8900

Marriage Registration by Nationality