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.

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
UK: 0207-101-9301
Australia: 028-015-5273
Thailand: +668 2254-8900

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