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Marriage Paperwork

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Marriage Paperwork

Hi, my fiancé and I are getting married in Khoa Lak in January. We have a few days in Bangkok on the way to get our paperwork sorted.

Can anyone recommend a hotel to stay at that's close to where we need to go to get it all done?

Any general advice regarding the whole process would also be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Marriage Paperwork

Sawasdee,

You could stay at a hotel near On Nut BTS station and Tesco Lotus Sukhumvit 50.

You could file a Thai marriage license at the Phra Khanong District Office. The Phra Khanong District office is south of the Tesco Lotus and is 400 meters (5 minutes) from the On Nut BTS station and the Tesco Lotus.

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For example, At Mind Executive Suites/hotel is near the Phra Khanong District Office.

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3. Re: Marriage Paperwork

There are three places you need to go one being your own countries embassy so without knowing where you are from it is difficult to advise on where to stay. However a lot of embassies are on Wireless Road which is 22 Km from the Thai department of consular affairs which is the last place you need to go and I think you need to go twice as they no longer do the while you wait service that they did when we got married, the third place is a translation service and you can get this done close to the embassy or at the DOCA (more expensive)

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4. Re: Marriage Paperwork

Amy unless you tell us where you need to go while in Bangkok how can we advise about a convenient hotel?

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5. Re: Marriage Paperwork

Amy

I don't know why my previous post giving you helpful information on the procedures involved from a previous post by someone who had gone through them and asking where you are getting married was removed along with what was intended to be other help but here we go again wityh the link and hope that those misguided members who thought iot inappropriate now accept it for what it was intended.

https:/…74029907

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First, you do not need an agent, it is a simple, and fairly inexpensive process.

Here's some fairly current info:

https:/…married-thailand-diy-day

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7. Re: Marriage Paperwork

Thank you so much!

We have allowed 2 days in Bangkok to organize everything... will this be enough time do you think?

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8. Re: Marriage Paperwork

From the above link, no.

I remember mine took 3 tries and the embassy had to make a call to Bang Rak to get us married.

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9. Re: Marriage Paperwork

No, I would plan 5 days, starting Monday early. If done in 3 days, good, if not, you have the days, before needing to stay over a weekend. Translations especially, may take longer than you think. Or pay extra for expedited service, if available.

If a yank, you can not just show up at the embassy for notarization, you need an appointment.

I actually did it from out of province, Udon Thani, mailed to translation service, which handled the rest. The time consuming thing was the translations. Of course not in 3 days, but not in a hurry. Don't expect everything to go smooth.

When doing it once in person, in Bangkok (yea, 2 marriages), first one 17 years ago, remember needing being there, unplanned over a weekend.

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10. Re: Marriage Paperwork

Ok, thanks, that's really helpful.

I'm Australian, don't know if that makes a difference with anything!

How do I find the documentation that's required?

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