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Do it All by Yourself. - or - Don't Do It Yourselves. 

I have created and posted DYI marriage registration pages like the one below, for the 15 years of doing weddings and legal marriage registrations in Thailand.  When I knew that most couples given enough time and research could easily “Do It Yourself” since then the requirements have changed. 

 More than that, the requirement and procedures are now changing frequently. I am tired of people emailing me or call me daily asking if I can help After it is too late.
– As they have already arrived in Thailand and tired it on their own have a problem. 
_ as no site told the full Document list 
– procedures as it applies to them.
–  due to lack of time 
– worse just not having the needed documents 
– as their nationality at present are not allowed to marry in Thailand in spite of their friends from back home did just 3 months earlier.

 

The real problem is because the people who write the blog page is for hits or profit so seldom do they care if is accurate.  I found one site that proudly stated update 2 months ago and I know was not right at the time of revision. 

I am sure many who read this will say I write this for fear to sell my services. Yet it is to avoid having to be the bearer of bad news, so often……. Like I had to do twice today alone.

DIY Marriage Registration in Thailand

A DIY marriage registration in Thailand. 
 – only valid Feb 2016

  1. Get affidavits and Certified copies of your passports from your respective embassies or consulates in Thailand.
  2. Make photocopies of your passport (photo and detail page) and arrival card (stapled in your passport on arrival) and arrival stamp.
  3. Have a translation of affidavits into the Thai language by an approved Foreign Ministry translator.
  4. Take the originals and translation and copies of your passport and arrival card to Legalization Division, Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 3rd Floor, 123 Chaeng Wattana Road, Tung Song Hong, Laksi District, Bangkok Tel:(02) 575-1057-8, Fax:(02) 575-1054
  5. Fill in a request form in Thai and pay the fee for a 3 or more working day service.
  6. Then return to the Legalization Division later or 3 working days respectively to retrieve your finished paperwork.
  7. Try to find a local Khet ort Amphur that will register you within the time you have. 
  8. Go to the local District office or Registrar office to marry, All, most all registry offices now require a qualified translator and and two Thai national as a witness, but some – don’t forget to find out beforehand. 
  9. Most registry offices now will demand you return days or weeks later while they check with the embassy
  10. Get your marriage certificate translated here in Thailand, as back home, it is costly and difficult.
  11. Some countries require that you have the translation certified by the Foreign Ministry so you’ll have to go back to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and do it all over again.
  12.  – only valid Feb 2019

This is the basic requirements for “Do it yourself marriage registration” but is more complicated than it sounds. I truly believe that you should leave the paperwork to us! If you agree, contact us.

Here is one person who understands how things work and about getting legally married in Thailand. 
This is his opion about DIY your own marriage registartion in Thailand.