Faraway Legal Wedding Service
Our THAI MARRIAGE LEGALISATION SERVICE is a comprehensive package Faraway Weddings offers to ensure the complete legalisation of marriage for foreigners in Thailand.
Rather than registering your marriage back home first or having to go through the lengthy process here yourselves, this service will leave you free to enjoy your travels and most importantly, your wedding ceremony. So if you would prefer to spend your time in the Kingdom of Thailand enjoying its pleasures, why not allow us to handle the details?
The process starts with a visit to your embassy in Bangkok, to obtain a statutory declaration (a document that has been endorsed and stamped by the Consulate) that verifies you are single and free to marry. Every embassy has its own form and regulations for this and where possible, we will inform you of any additional requirements as per individual embassies, such as previous divorce papers and individual embassy fees.
You will then be met at your embassy in Bangkok by the Faraway Legal Representative who will, where possible, be on hand to assist you and guide you through the process of signing the necessary paperwork. All you will need to bring are your passports, photocopies of the front page of your passports, and any other documentation as required by your embassy.
Please note, depending on some embassies, you may have to leave your passports there for collection later that day or in some cases, the following morning. Once the affidavits have been issued, our representative will meet you at your embassy to collect them. At this point you are now free to continue on with your holiday or wedding preparations, and we will handle the rest of the process.
Our legal representative will have the documents translated at an authorized translation bureau and then personally take them to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for processing and endorsement. This will take approximately 2 to three days and after this, the documents are express couriered to our office in Koh Samui.
Once Faraway have received the documents, we will then have a meeting with the Koh Samui City Council (Amphur) where your paperwork will be endorsed and verified and submitted to the Registrar (Balat).
This process takes about two days and after this, we then arrange for the Registrar to be present at your marriage ceremony along with your marriage certificate, ready to be signed. At the legal ceremony, he will ask you to state your names and professions and one or two other simple questions. Our wedding team will be on hand to help with translating any questions that the registrar may ask prior to signature.
The registrar will then present you with your marriage certificate and after you sign this, you are officially married as authorised by Thai law. The signing of the certificate takes some ten minutes to complete and after signature, we take a copy of the certificates and send them back to Bangkok to have them translated back into English.
The certificates are then forwarded onto you at an agreed address at a later date.
If required by your embassy, the translated signed certificates will also be sent to the Foreign Ministry for endorsement and then onto your embassy for verification. Depending on your nationality, this can take up to four weeks and the certificates will the be forwarded to you at agreed address at a later date.
For your information, if you wish to utilise this service, you will need to be in Bangkok at least 6 working days prior to your ceremony date in Koh Samui to attend your embassy appointment, as the documents take six working days to translate and process.
However, depending on your nationality, you will only need to stay in Bangkok for a maximum of two working days. After your embassy appointment, you’re free to go on your way and we will take care of everything else.
The cost of this comprehensive legal service is between 23,500 to 28,500 baht depending on your nationality; as some embassies require an extra process to complete the legal procedure after the signing of the wedding certificates.
This is comparable to the amount you could pay staying in Bangkok for 6 days yourselves, not to mention the peace of mind that goes with it.
Please note that Embassy fees are not included in this price as they vary and will need to be paid by you directly to your Embassy. For example; the Embassy fees for Australians are currently 500 baht per person, whereas the fees for UK passport holders are 3,600 baht per person. (Prices are subject to change).
Please note: Our service is only available for ceremonies arranged by Faraway Wedding on Koh Samui. It is also important that you inform us if you want to utilise this service before you book your flight arrangements.
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