to get married in Thailand Hi Emma can u help out with this problem, been in a relationship
with a Thai lady 4 8 years & hope 2 marry in November in Pattaya or Bangkok
is it possible 2 marry in other than a Temple or church :e g ,a registry
office or embassy? Also can you tell me what documents are needed 4 proof at
the ceremony? I will be grateful if you can help me out Emma as other
sources have not responded 2 my request. Thanking you most sincerely. Tommy from the Toon [UK]
Dear Tommy, my apologies as your email ended up in my junk mail box and I
only just found it. Getting married in Thailand is only legal in the
District Office. Temple weddings carry no legal weight.
First you must go to your Embassy and sign an affirmation of freedom to
marry; if you are divorced you will need your divorce certificate. Then you
must get this document translated into Thai – the Embassy can recommend a
translator for you, then once it is translated you must take it to the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get it certified. Once it is certified you
can go to any District Office in Thailand and get married.
I believe the British Embassy requires an appointment for these kinds of
services now so it is best if you go to the website and check.
Congratulations on your impending nuptials and best of luck to you.