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Marriage Registration in Thailand
Are you looking to register your marriage in Thailand, have a prenuptial agreement drafted prior to your marriage, or do you have some questions about eligibility, requirements and procedures for marriage registration under Thai law? It is important to seek the advice and assistance of an experienced legal counsel who is familiar with the requirements and procedures to ensure that your marriage registration process begins smoothly.
Thai Marriage Registration Process
Step 1: General Eligibility Criteria
- Both partners must be 17 years old or older. Furthermore, they must also be of minimum age that their country of origin prescribes as appropriate for getting married.
- Both partners must act so based on their own judgement and must be of sound mind
- Both partners cannot be related by blood, i.e. cousins, close relatives and others
- Both partners should not have the same adoptive parents
- Both partners have to be single at the time of marriage
Step 2: Preparation of Required Paperwork
- ID card
- House Registration Book (“Thabian Baan”)
- Documents regarding previous marriages (if applicable)
- Passport copy altogether with the arrival card
- Embassy-issued affidavit serving as a proof of marital status
- Translated copy of the above into Thai language and further certified by an approved Ministry of Foreign Affairs translator
Step 3: Marriage Registration
After completing the above-mentioned steps, the couple can proceed with the marriage registration and take each other as lawful partners. The application for marriage registration can be submitted at any District Office throughout Thailand, regardless of the birthplace of the couple.