Advise as given by the Canadian Embassy


Civil marriage can be registered at a registrar's office, called an "Amphoe" in Thai. The nearest "Amphoe" to the Canadian Embassy is Amphoe Bangrak, on Nares Road. The office hours of the Amphoes are Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 16:30.

The Amphoe requires a declaration confirming the marital status and permanent address of the client, and two references in Canada. This declaration is to be completed and notarized at a Canadian Embassy in Bangkok or Consulate in Chiang Mai. Since Thai is the official language, the notarized English declaration that the client completes needs to be translated into Thai by a professional translators (please see attached list)

If the clients marital status is divorced or widowed, they are required to provide original certificates of divorce or death. These certificates are required to be seen by the Canadian Embassy or Consulate in order to have the declaration notarized.

Only the English declaration needs be notarized by the Embassy, or consulate but client needs to have both the English declaration and Thai translation certified at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.(This is to acknowledge that the signatures appearing on the document are recognized.)

Notarial Service Cost

A declaration : CAD$ 50.00

The current rate of exchange can be obtained from the staff.

Please note that this affidavit may be done in Chiang Mai with some planning and the agreement of the honoury consulate. The translation and ministry stamp can be attained through a service like Canna Cards the sponsor of this site.

As of 1 Feb 2002


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