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I'm American. A year ago, while working in Thailand. I met my thai girlfriend. I'm planning to get married to her in Thailand and stay in Thailand. 

 

After I get all the paperwork process to get married to her officially in Thailand, I'm wondering if there are any additional paperwork I need to do to stay married to her in Thailand (1 year, 3 years, 10 year period). I heard that you still need to do a 90 day report to the government. 

 

I heard from another foreigner (UK) married to a thai. He has to do some type of yearly check-in/report at Chaengwattana immigration.  

 

After marriage paperwork gets processed and I'm official married in Thailand, are there any yearly or monthly government obligations? 

 

Tony

 

 

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I would recommend a Massey prenup. Also, when I was married to a Thai national, I did not use that as my means of staying in Thailand - I stayed on a retirement extension. That may not be an option fo

I'm American. A year ago, while working in Thailand. I met my thai girlfriend. I'm planning to get married to her in Thailand and stay in Thailand.    After I get all the paperwork process t

You do not have to do anything to remain married. You do have maintain a permit to stay in the country. After married you could apply for one year extensions of stay based upon marriage that

What is your age?

How do you intend supporting yourself and your lady in Thailand?

 

Basically, if under 50 :-

  • You have to report your address every 90 days, easy enough as it can be don online.
  • You have to renew your permission to stay every year, this involves visting immigration and financial requirements (400k Baht in the bank or an income of 40k Baht per month).

Others will be able to fill in the details once we know more about you.

 

I'll move this to the visas forum for more directed responses.

 

EDITED to correct the numbers and avoid heart attacks.

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8 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

For marriage it is 400k baht in a Thai bank for 2 months or proof of 40k baht income.

 

Memory was never my strong point 🙂 

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15 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

For marriage it is 400k baht in a Thai bank for 2 months or proof of 40k baht income.

I nearly had a heart attack! When I saw that 600k and 60K per month, I thought there was a change in the rules and I started putting 40K in the bank for the last 2 months and my marriage visa is up for renewal in March. I was on a work permit until September 1st. I hope immigration will accept my work income from March to September and then my wire transfers for 40k from September to March!

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2 minutes ago, thaisail said:

I hope immigration will accept my work income from March to September and then my wire transfers for 40k from September to March!

The should since the rules only state 12 months of income. 

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2 hours ago, thaisail said:

I nearly had a heart attack! When I saw that 600k and 60K per month, I thought there was a change in the rules and I started putting 40K in the bank for the last 2 months and my marriage visa is up for renewal in March. I was on a work permit until September 1st. I hope immigration will accept my work income from March to September and then my wire transfers for 40k from September to March!

I also had a mild panic

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5 hours ago, timendres said:

I would recommend a Massey prenup. Also, when I was married to a Thai national, I did not use that as my means of staying in Thailand - I stayed on a retirement extension. That may not be an option for you, but removing that (your extension of stay based on the marriage) from the equation is highly recommended.

What is a Massey prenup?

 

i understand “prenup” of course

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When you apply for 12 month extension being married,you tell that proof of 40,000 baht per monrh is required (2 month).....my question is:
I use Transferwise is that allowed,because i read post before that the income must come from abroad and TW
is apparently a local transfer???
secondly if TW is NOT allowed...how you transfer money to my own Thai Bank (Krungsri)
i assume i must transfer international (which is far more expensive)

So  shortly: IS TRANSFERWISE ALLOWED for proof of 40.000 baht income
sorry for my english

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7 hours ago, MICHAELDUTCH said:

So  shortly: IS TRANSFERWISE ALLOWED for proof of 40.000 baht income
sorry for my english

Many people do use Transferwise but mostly into Bangkok Bank, as in that case it will show up as an International  Transfer. I doubt it will  for Krungsri as it is not a Transferwise partner bank, so the money will likely appear as  domestic transfer from one of those. 

Some immigration offices will accept secondary paperwork ie, show the Transferwise paperwork, in conjunction with your Thai bank's, making it apparent both are tied. Also make it apparent in the TW 'reasons for transfer' that it is money going to Thailand.

 

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22 hours ago, Crossy said:

What is your age?

How do you intend supporting yourself and your lady in Thailand?

 

Basically, if under 50 :-

  • You have to report your address every 90 days, easy enough as it can be don online.
  • You have to renew your permission to stay every year, this involves visting immigration and financial requirements (400k Baht in the bank or an income of 40k Baht per month).

Others will be able to fill in the details once we know more about you.

 

I'll move this to the visas forum for more directed responses.

 

EDITED to correct the numbers and avoid heart attacks.

@Crossy Thank you. You answer my question perfectly. I'm 29. I'm an English teacher making 45,000 baht a month. My girlfriend is an accountant at a major Bangkok corporation. She is well off. I probably need to save up more for the 400k in the bank. 

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