Marriage in Thailand for Canadian nationals is easy to understand. For those Canadian nationals planning to get married in Thailand, take note that the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok is not authorized to perform, witness or register a marriage in Thailand – but is allowed to notarize the required affidavits. In Thailand, marriage is only recognized once it is registered at an Amphur – any religious or community wedding ceremonies will not be sufficient. Also note that there is the need for the letter of affirmation for Canadians in Thailand.

Marriage in Thailand for Canadian Nationals

Marriage in Thailand for Canadian NationalsSteps for marriage registration in Thailand for Canadian nationals:

  • Affirm a Marriage Affidavit

This can be completed at the Canadian Embassy in Bangkok with a specific fee. For those who have been divorced or widowed, original copies of divorce or death certificates are needed.

  • Certify copy of passport
  • Translate all embassy-issued documents into Thai language

The notarized affidavit should be translated into Thai language by a certified translation service.

  • All documents should be certified or legalized

Bring all the notarized affidavit and Thai translations to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and have it certified, as well as have the signature of the Canadian Official authenticated.

  • Have the marriage registered

You can proceed to any district office or Amphur to have the marriage registered. An interpreter is required if neither party can speak Thai. As well as witnesses. The couple will then be provided with two copies of the Marriage Certificate in Thai language. Marriages legally performed overseas are usually recognized in Canada and does not need additional registration.

  • Have the marriage certificate translated

If you have plans in using the marriage certificate as legal document in Canada or other countries, best to have it translated into English or French and notarized at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs or at the Canadian Embassy.

The Canadian Embassy is not authorized to provide or recommend translation services, but there are various translation services outside or close to the Embassy. Foreign nationals who are married to Canadian nationals do not automatically acquire Canadian citizenship. For Thai nationals married to Canadians, the Thai national would be required to obtain a visa to Canada. Always speak to a lawyer when it comes to marriage in Thailand for Canadian nationals.

 

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