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Marriage Registration Thailand

For Foreigners marrying other foreign nationals or Thai nationals the process for registering a marriage is similar. Both parties must be at least 17 years old. Parties must not be blood relatives or be adopted by the same adoptive parents. Neither party should already be married and neither shall be clinically registered insane.

For the woman, if she is divorced or widowed, a marriage can only take place after 310 days of the termination of marriage or death of her partner. The exceptions to this are if a child was born in this time period, if the divorcee is remarrying the same partner, there is a court order allowing the marriage or a certificate is provided from a Thai hospital that the woman is not currently pregnant.

Marriage Registration Thailand Process


Marriage registration in Thailand can be done at any registration office within the country.

Foreigners must provide the following:

  • A valid passport with entry visas
  • Authenticated Affirmation of Freedom to Marry (original and certified translations). This can be obtained from your embassy.
  • Death certificate or original divorce certificate from previous marriage (if applicable)


Thai National must provide the following:

  • ID card
  • House registration
  • Death certificate or original divorce certificate from previous marriage (if applicable)


The marriage will need to take place in front of two witnesses; one from each party.

Once all documents are collected they will need to be brought to the Legalization Division, Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

On the date of the marriage these documents will then be brought to the local district office where both parties will give consent to marry in front of the registrar.

Foreigners must report the marriage to their own consulate with a translated version of their Thai marriage certificate.

If the couple have agreed to a prenuptial agreement, it should be presented at the registration.