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darren1971

Anyone married at an Amphur recently

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Our plans to marry at Bang Lamung Amphur have been scuppered by new rules. We have 2 weeks left in Thailand to get married and are willing to try anywhere. Has anyone married recently at an amphur without an agent that they could recommend?

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Are you foreign/foreign or foreign/Thai?  That "we" only have two weeks left in Thailand begs the question.  Might make a difference and explanation of new rules might also be useful for responders.

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5 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

Are you foreign/foreign or foreign/Thai?  That "we" only have two weeks left in Thailand begs the question.  Might make a difference and explanation of new rules might also be useful for responders.

Im from the UK marrying a Thai Lady. The plan was to stay in Thailand for 30 days, acquire all the correct paperwork in Bangkok and then marry at Bang Lamung today. We got our paperwork back from Bangkok yesterday and had already contacted the Amphur who said just turn up, no appointment needed. At the Amphur today we were told that a lot of documents are forgeries and they would need to send them back to Bangkok to confirm they were real. We asked how long this would take and were told, maybe 1 week, maybe 1 month, maybe 3. I need to return to the UK on the 25th of April (and amphurs will be closed for songkran) and we were hoping to have the marriage certificates by the 20th so we could go to Bangkok and apply for a settlement visa for my wife.

 

It seems that currently all amphurs are working to different rules and the only option is to pay an agent 7-10k. Once an agent is employed the rules seem to change agaian, go figure!. I don't really want to return to Bangkok and pay an agent but it may be our only option.

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You did have the embassy free to marry paper translated and registered as Thai legal document by Thai MFA?  It only takes a phone call to confirm real.  Don't recall any other paperwork being required (but we were not married previously).  Have you tried Bang Rak in Bangkok?  They marry many and believe if you have the paperwork they go by the numbers.  

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9 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

You did have the embassy free to marry paper translated and registered as Thai legal document by Thai MFA?  It only takes a phone call to confirm real.  Don't recall any other paperwork being required (but we were not married previously).  Have you tried Bang Rak in Bangkok?  They marry many and believe if you have the paperwork they go by the numbers.  

yes everything done by the book, affidavit from British embassy and a certified copy of passport, both translated and certified by MFA in Bangkok... absolutely no reason that Bang Lamung should not accept them. Bang Rak is an option but they will only do 8 foreign/thai marriages a day, and guess who those 8 are? the 8 with agents. Still, maybe the only option.

 

Ideally I dont want to go back to Bangkok until after songkran hence picking Bang Lamung amphur

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You can try any amphur - no requirement for any ties.  Hope someone can answer that has tied the knot recently.

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1 hour ago, darren1971 said:

Im from the UK marrying a Thai Lady. The plan was to stay in Thailand for 30 days, acquire all the correct paperwork in Bangkok and then marry at Bang Lamung today. We got our paperwork back from Bangkok yesterday and had already contacted the Amphur who said just turn up, no appointment needed. At the Amphur today we were told that a lot of documents are forgeries and they would need to send them back to Bangkok to confirm they were real. We asked how long this would take and were told, maybe 1 week, maybe 1 month, maybe 3. I need to return to the UK on the 25th of April (and amphurs will be closed for songkran) and we were hoping to have the marriage certificates by the 20th so we could go to Bangkok and apply for a settlement visa for my wife.

 

It seems that currently all amphurs are working to different rules and the only option is to pay an agent 7-10k. Once an agent is employed the rules seem to change agaian, go figure!. I don't really want to return to Bangkok and pay an agent but it may be our only option.

'A lot of documents'. Which documents were not properly translated and certified?

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OP, if Banglamung is finding something wrong with the documents then any other ampher would probably find the same problems. If all documents are MFA certified, that is the proof of not being a forgery etc. Are you perhaps missing a required document, not all documents are certified ? (divorce doc maybe ?)

 

You mention "new rules", are the new rules that documents need to be certified 2 times by MFA ?

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6 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

OP, if Banglamung is finding something wrong with the documents then any other ampher would probably find the same problems. If all documents are MFA certified, that is the proof of not being a forgery etc. Are you perhaps missing a required document, not all documents are certified ? (divorce doc maybe ?)

 

You mention "new rules", are the new rules that documents need to be certified 2 times by MFA ?

No problems were found with the documents and none were missing, she said we had all the correct documents. But now they send all documents to Bangkok and have to wait for their return before they will marry foreign/thai couples... She didn't say where she was sending them. My Thai gf has been on the phone and apparently, this will be the norm at all amphurs going forward with only Bang Rak and Don Muang using the old system.

 

We are trying to get in at her local amphur in Bo Thong, Chonburi but the boss man is not available.

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19 minutes ago, stevenl said:

'A lot of documents'. Which documents were not properly translated and certified?

All documents were correct and certified correctly, but they still require to send them to Bangkok and wait for their return before marrying Thai/foreign couples... with a very vague timeframe for their return

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My advice: hire an agent

We wanted to marry last Christmas (25.12.18), all papers were correct and nothing forged

1st local amphur: need to call your embassy to confirm documents, on Christmas day all European embassies are closed

Turned up again on 27th, big boss not there, no one authorized to sign excuse

Same day went to amphur 2.....8, excuses were:
- full, come next year
- you need an interpreter
- documents not complete
- cannot, shut down by DSI and more BS

Hired an agent and got married on 28.12. in a small Ket in BKK for 8k฿







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3 minutes ago, CLS said:

My advice: hire an agent

We wanted to marry last Christmas (25.12.18), all papers were correct and nothing forged

1st local amphur: need to call your embassy to confirm documents, on Christmas day all European embassies are closed

Turned up again on 27th, big boss not there, no one authorized to sign excuse

Same day went to amphur 2.....8, excuses were:
- full, come next year
- you need an interpreter
- documents not complete
- cannot, shut down by DSI and more BS

Hired an agent and got married on 28.12. in a small Ket in BKK for 8k฿







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Yep, think you're right. Will get married at Don Muang Amphur on the 22nd for 6KB using the agent that did our documents for us. Leaves us 2 days to get the visa application in... if we can get an interview..

 

 

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Just noticed the heading to this forum is "Marriage and Divorce"  - not a lot of confidence there. 

Shouldn't the forum heading be "Marriage or Divorce?  


Maybe Thailand needs their own Las Vegas style buddhist storefronts, with amphor agent attending,  just to facilitate those who are in a hurry - 555

 

Best of luck to you both

 

 

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16 hours ago, darren1971 said:

Im from the UK marrying a Thai Lady. The plan was to stay in Thailand for 30 days, acquire all the correct paperwork in Bangkok and then marry at Bang Lamung today. We got our paperwork back from Bangkok yesterday and had already contacted the Amphur who said just turn up, no appointment needed. At the Amphur today we were told that a lot of documents are forgeries and they would need to send them back to Bangkok to confirm they were real. We asked how long this would take and were told, maybe 1 week, maybe 1 month, maybe 3. I need to return to the UK on the 25th of April (and amphurs will be closed for songkran) and we were hoping to have the marriage certificates by the 20th so we could go to Bangkok and apply for a settlement visa for my wife.

 

It seems that currently all amphurs are working to different rules and the only option is to pay an agent 7-10k. Once an agent is employed the rules seem to change agaian, go figure!. I don't really want to return to Bangkok and pay an agent but it may be our only option.

why are you in a hurry to marry

 

as many people here will say:  DON'T !

 

you will regret it

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4 minutes ago, justin case said:

why are you in a hurry to marry

 

as many people here will say:  DON'T !

 

you will regret it

From makeup of expats suspect most regret that first marriage; in home country. more than a marriage to a Thai.  

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