The marriage process for an Ecuadorian in Thailand is much easier and the Embassy is more than helpful to its citizens. They have a two stage process at the Ecuadorian Embassy in Bangkok which makes easy to understand and also much faster than most Embassies in Thailand. What they need is the needed information first.
In order to start the process you need to contact the Embassy and then provide them with the following information which you will email to them. Once you they have the information you need to go to the Embassy and sign the affidavit which they have drafted with the information they had been given by you. What they need to know it the following:
- 1. Copy passport and original with I.D. card of Ecuadorian citizen;
- 2. Father and mother’s names;
- 3. Copy passport/ID Card of the Thai fiancée with her address;
- 4. Occupation and monthly salary of the Ecuadorian citizen;
- 5. Name and address of two reference persons;
- 6. Permanent address of the Ecuadorian citizen;
- 7. If you are divorced/widowed divorce decree & death certificate is needed as well.
Once you have been issued your Letter of Affirmation then you need to have this Affirmation and all your documents translated into the Thai language and certified. The documents need to be taken to the Thai Foreign Affairs Department in Rangsit where they will stamp the documents as being authentic. This takes a few hours to complete and can take the day.
You get to leave as soon as the documents have been authenticated and then take these documents to the local Amphurs Office in the area or local District Office. They will then issue you with a marriage certificate. If you have a prenuptial agreement then you will need to ensure that it has been properly drafted and registered at the same time as your marriage or it will be invalid.
The documents needed are:
- 1. Your passport;
- 2. Your divorce decree (if applicable);
- 3. Your wife/husband death certificated if widowed;
- 4. Your Thai fiancée’s Tabian Baan;
- 5. Your Thai fiancée’s Thai Id card;
- 6. Any children(s) birth certificates;
- 7. Prenuptial agreement.
- 8. Certified and Verified ‘Freedom to Marry’ Affidavit
See this website for more information about visas in Thailand and also see the requirements for marriage in Thailand. You can now also apply for a marriage visa in Thailand. If you have children already and are now getting married then consulate an attorney about your rights after marriage with regards to parental powers over the children. If you need assistance then contact the Embassy or speak to an attorney in Thailand for sound legal advice and assistance.