Marriage Visa Thailand

Thai Marriage Visa

Marriage Visa to Thailand

Now that you have married your Thai partner, it’s time for you to get a Marriage Visa Thailand, a long-stay visa allowing you to live together with your partner in Thailand. Successfully acquiring this visa not only provides a convenient way to stay in Thailand but also offers a seamless route to permanent residency within the Kingdom.

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Thai Marriage Visa Benefits

Holding a Thai marriage visa provides several advantages over other long-term visas in Thailand as follows:

  • You are granted a 1-year extended stay in Thailand upon getting a marriage visa, renewable annually.
  • You are allowed to reside in Thailand for an entire year without needing any kind of re-entry permit when flying in and out of the country.
  • You are given the opportunity to apply for a Thai work permit and work in the country for a Thai company.
  • It simplifies your job hunt in Thailand, as your employer only needs to worry about getting you a work permit, and not a visa.

Thai Marriage Visa Requirements

The Thai Marriage Visa requirements set by the Thai Immigration Bureau are as follows:

  • You must be married to a Thai national.
  • Proof of marriage documents are required. This can be procured through a Marriage Certificate (Kor Ror 3) or a Marriage Registration (Kor Ror 2).*
  • You will have to provide proof of residency in Thailand (this can either be your address or your spouse’s).
  • You will need a deposit of at least 400,000 THB in a Thai bank account and maintain it for at least 2 months. The following documents can be procured as evidence that this security deposit has been made: 
    • An updated bankbook or passbook
    • A letter from the bank verifying that the amount from overseas has been transferred.
  • Have a monthly income of 40,000 THB, verified via a letter or affidavit from the foreign embassy representing your nationality.
  • Present supplementary documentation (only when applicable):
    • For some countries, an Affirmation of Freedom to Marry document is needed, obtainable from the foreign embassy representing your nationality in Thailand. This is only required if you are converting from a tourist visa to a non-immigrant O visa. 
    • English-translated versions of the required documents verified by a consulate notary or embassy, in case the original documents are not in English.

*NOTE: If you and your Thai partner got married overseas, you will need to provide a Kor Ror 22 (Registration of Family Status) document.

Acquiring a Marriage Visa Thailand

Once all conditions are met and the required documentation has been prepared, the application process can begin in earnest.

You will need to go through these steps:

  1. First of all, you will need to acquire a 90-day visa Thailand either by applying for it via the nearest Royal Thai Consulate or Thai Embassy.
  2. Then, you will need to gather the required documents to convert your 90-day non-immigrant visa into a 1-year Thai marriage visa.
  3. Wait until there are 30 days remaining on your non-immigrant visa and then submit all necessary documents and a visa extension request to the Thai Immigration Bureau.
  4. If successful, you have extended your 90-day non-immigrant visa and transformed it into a 1-year Thai marriage visa.

Thai Marriage Visa Conditions

While you have a Thai Marriage Visa in hand, you still need to fulfill certain conditions.

This includes:

  • Once a marriage visa is in the hands of the applicant, they will have to report to Thai immigration every 90 days, sharing with the immigration officers updates on their current place of residence. 
  • Marriage visa holders looking to fly out of Thailand and back in will need to have a re-entry permit. There are two re-entry permits that they can acquire: a single-entry or a multiple-entry permit. They can obtain one either at the nearest Thai embassy or the Thai immigration office before flying out of the country.
  • Before renewing the marriage visa, holders of the visa must have at least 3 months' worth of funds tied down in their account.
  • Marriage visa holders who have been divorced will need to forfeit their current visa and leave Thailand. However, there have been a few cases where the divorced individual can continue residing in the country until their current marriage visa expires. 

Contact Siam Legal International

Having to fulfill all the requirements and going through the process of acquiring a 90-day non-immigrant O visa and converting it to a Thai Marriage Visa is a daunting task. It’s made even more stressful by the possibility of extensive delays or even a rejected application, but you don’t have to do it alone.

Siam Legal, a leading law firm in Thailand, can provide you with personalized support and guidance to help you acquire your Thai marriage visa swiftly and stress-free. Our Marriage Visa team includes both Thai and English-speaking lawyers so that you and your Thai spouse will know exactly what’s going on with your application, why it’s happening, and what your roles are.

As part of the application journey, we will assist you in completing your applications for the non-immigrant O visa as well as the marriage visa and will address any inquiries and concerns you might have. With Siam Legal by your side, your journey to obtaining a marriage visa is easy and seamless thanks to effective visa services delivered by our experienced professionals.

Contact Siam Legal today and take the first step to live happily ever after in Thailand.

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