Thai Marriage Translation
This is for people who truly wish to know what the legal stuff
You can also do it by yourself.
1) Get affidavits from your respective embassies.
2) Make photocopies of your passport (Photo and detail page)
and arrival card (Stapled in on arrival).
3) Have a translation of affidavits to Thai certified by an
approved Foreign Ministry translator.
4) Take the originals and translation and copies of your passport
and arrival card to Legalization Division (Which is way out towards
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 and a pay fee of 800B for a next
working day or 400 Baht for a 4 or more working day service.
6) Then return to the Legalization Division in 1 or 4 working
days respectively to retrieve your finished paperwork.
7) Go to the local amphur to marry, some require translators,
but some don't.
8) Get your marriage license translated here in Thailand,
as back home is costly and difficult.
9) Some countries require 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.
I think this gives you an idea why you should leave the paperwork
to us if your getting married in Chiang Mai..
*Please note for residents living abroad from their native
country, you must get a affidavit from the nation you hold a
passport for and have entered Thailand on that passport.
(No matter what the US embassy says, about legal aliens living
in the states. They grant the affidavit for sure, but it is not
acceptable to the Thai Ministry. Sorry green card holders that
is wasted money!)