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BANGKOK 20 May 2019 15:56
graemeaylward

Easy Marriage yesterday at Khon Kaen. No agent required!

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same with my wife and I. Got all the paper work / red tape done ourselves and got married in an office in Samut Prakan. Easy peasy. We even got smilles and congratulations from the people who did the work. The head honcho even shook my hand and wished us "happy healthy wealthy". 

 

The only weirdness was we needed and an interpreter, after my wife explained that she'ss fluent in English and can interpret we were told that she couldnt do it and we needed someone else. We asked her friend who doubled up as a witness. His words.."I could go through this with you but do you really want to know it". That was the interpretation. 

 

oh, congrats by the way. Happy, healthy, wealthy!

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OP we got married in the same office as you nearly 8 years ago.

Wife and her 2 sisters at the desk doing all the talking, i sat chatting with another farang, only got called to sign my name, then i asked what else, nothing we are married wife says, same as you job done in less than an hour.

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4 hours ago, colinneil said:

OP we got married in the same office as you nearly 8 years ago.

Wife and her 2 sisters at the desk doing all the talking, i sat chatting with another farang, only got called to sign my name, then i asked what else, nothing we are married wife says, same as you job done in less than an hour.

Ye, we got married same office 11 yrs ago. Straight forward and fast.   

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Question, when you get married, does the girl's book have to be in the area.  We live in Pathum Thani her parents and book are about 300km away

 

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5 hours ago, graemeaylward said:

Very quick, efficient and painless

Sit  back and wait  for the deeeeeeevorce😁

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Posted (edited)

Congratulations on your marriage!

 

After living together with my partner as man and wife for over 15 years we went to get married officially and got turned away from 3 ampurs in 2016 (2 in Bangkok and one up North), some ampurs just refused to marry us. We managed finally to get married at the wifes local ampur around Kalasin)

 

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, gunderhill said:

Sit  back and wait  for the deeeeeeevorce😁

And don't forget to get divorced in the same place as you registered the marriage, its much simpler.

 

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Posted (edited)

Any reason why they refused to allow a foreigner witness? My Malaysian friend was allowed to sign as a witness when I got married in Bangkok

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7 hours ago, graemeaylward said:

About a month ago, travelled to British Embassy, Bangkok and obtained Freedom to Marry document plus Certified copy of passport. Had them translated and certified by MFA. All very easy. When we, my girlfriend of six years and I woke up yesterday morning we decided it was a good day to get married being Easter Monday. Collected 2 friends on way to Amphur in Muang Khon Kaen. Parked in car park outside and went into a large area crowded with people. Took ticket number 841 and prepared for a long wait. However, before we had even sat down our number was called, lady at hatch checked paperwork and invited us in to see another lady in an inner sanctum. She went through forms with us asked if we had witnesses, one of which was turned down as not Thai. We signed various papers, paid 200 baht for a witness from office, then the boss was wheeled in who signed the 2 certificates and it was all over in about 1 hour. Very quick, efficient and painless, despite no congratulations or smiles from officials. I suppose it's just a job to them, but we regard the day as special, particularly as it rained later in the day 🙂

 

Yes, we were very, very happy to get the rain too!!!

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Congratulations OP. I am sure the wife and family are very pleased to have it official.

 

We got married up here 3 weeks ago and it took 3 hours as they wrote out a document, by hand, of everything that the MFA papers said, and then put the information in the computer. But, as a plus, they also made out a will for my wife that leaves the house and lands to me. They had refused to do this before we married. Later this week we will go back to the Amphoe and get my yellow Tabien Baan and pink ID card that they also refused before.

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15 hours ago, shaurene said:

Ye, we got married same office 11 yrs ago. Straight forward and fast.   

lets see if the divorce is as straight forward and fast.

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