Getting married in Thailand requires that you as a British national first obtain a Letter of Affirmation or Letter of freedom to marry while in Thailand. The process normally takes 2 days however this will depend on when you apply for the letter. If you applied on a Friday then you will only be able to obtain the letter the next week. This is important if you are travelling from outside of Bangkok to complete the process.
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Swedish citizens in Thailand who wish to get married need a letter from the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok. The process for the Letter of Affirmation of Freedom to Marry is rather different from British and American citizens. The Swedish process also takes much longer and can take up to a month to obtain if you don’t have all the needed documents. The process is listed below.
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Getting married as a New Zealand national is much easier than with other nationalities. In order to get married in Thailand you need to ensure that you meet the requirements of marriage in Thailand. In order to start the registration process you need to start at the New Zealand Embassy in Bangkok as you need a Letter of no impediment or Letter of Affirmation.
The process for marriages in Thailand for Moroccans do change however this was the process last used in Thailand. Note that if you are going to get married in Thailand in an Islamic process then you need to read the section on Muslim Marriages in Thailand for more information.
Much like the Moroccan marriage registration process in Thailand the application process starts in your home country. You first need to obtain a ‘Affidavit of freedom to marry” stamped and issued by the Foreign Ministry overseas Jordan. Once you have this in hand you need to contact the Thai Embassy in Jordan to have the document certified as original and authentic as there is no Embassy in Thailand.
If you are from Ireland then your marriage registration process starts at the Irish Embassy in Thailand. Note that there is a standard form for this and you can download it from the Irish Embassy website. What you need is your passport and well as your long form of birth certificate. Note that they will want the originals as they do not accept copies at the Embassies for any official documents in Thailand.
If you are getting married in Thailand as an Indian national then the Indian Embassy in Thailand will only issue you with a ‘Letter of Affirmation’ if you have a Thai Educational Visa or a Thai Work Permit. These are the current requirements from the Embassy so check with them for any new changes to their system.
Getting married in Thailand normally starts at your Embassy in Bangkok. If you are from Iceland then you will need to provide the Icelandic Embassy in Thailand with all the documents needed and this needs to be done in person. Check with the Embassy for any changes since this page was written however the process below is still valid today.
Unlike the US Affirmation of Marriage or the British Affirmation of Marriage the Filipino process has a much different process however not as difficult as the Swedish Affirmation of marriage. The Filipino Embassy in Bangkok requires the following from you so note how this marriage registration is normally done for a Filipino.
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.
Living in Thailand or on holiday as a Canadian you can contact the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok for assistance with your ‘Letter of Affirmation’. This can be done at the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok or the Canadian Consulate in Chiang Mai. Note that you need certain documents for your affidavit as well as original documents if you are widowed or divorced.
The Australian Embassy in Bangkok can assist you with your marriage registration by ensuring that you have a ‘Letter of Affirmation” or “Freedom to Marry” for the Thai government. You will need to complete a pro-forma Statutory Declaration at the Embassy and you will need to bring the correct documents with you. Note they always want to originals.