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Is marriage in our local amphur legal and recognised by immigration and banks etc.


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21 hours ago, 4MyEgo said:

 

We were married in the wife's village, registered it at the local Amphur, immigration accept an updated Kor Ror 2 every year when I do the annual marriage extension, bank also accepted the fact that I was married, got the yellow book and the pink ID too, however some farangs I know say that my marriage is not recognised as being legal that is why I need a Kor Ror 2 every year.

 

The above said, it makes no difference to me whether we are recognised here as we were married overseas which counts to me and as long as we are in the local Amphur's database, which we are, we can get all the things we require and have. Going to Bangkok to marry sounds like a heck of a drive, but each to their own. Congratulations 🙂

 

 

‘some farangs’ are wrong !... You need your Kor Ror 2 every year as that is the most updated document. 

 

Your Marriage Certificate could be 10 years old and thus somewhat obsolete with regards to applying for an extension of stay based on Marriage. 

The Kor Ror 2 document is an updated document which proves you are still married and that no divorce has been registered into the Amphur records and is thus a far more logical requirement for Immigration purposes. 

 

The fact that you can get a Kor Ror 2 document is proof itself that your marriage is recognised as being legal. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22 hours ago, Preacher said:

Sounds like a misunderstanding.

 

You do get marrried at any amphur in Thailand, BUT you must legalise the documents from your embassy with the Thai consular department in Bangkok (or Chiang Mai). Without legalisation by the Thai consular department you cannot get married.

 

[BUT you must legalise the documents from your embassy with the Thai consular department in Bangkok]

 

To avoid any further muddying of the waters: Are you referring to the ‘Affirmation of Freedom to Marry’ ??

 

A 3 step process: 

- The ‘Affirmation of Freedom to Marry’ document is obtained from ones Embassy / Consulate,

- Translated into Thai (at an MFA approved translation service).

- The translation is certified at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (i.e. Bangkok / Chiang Mai) - this usually takes a few days, the document will be posted back to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maybe a bit off topic but the route many of us took to make things painless.

 

My now wife lived up country with me. We drove to BKK and met a tout outside the British Embassy, she said I will do everything for you including the marriage at a local office for a fee of 8000bht for everything, you will be married tomorrow afternoon.

All went like clockwork, even the taxi together to the marriage place the next day..Recommended...😊

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12 minutes ago, transam said:

Maybe a bit off topic but the route many of us took to make things painless.

 

My now wife lived up country with me. We drove to BKK and met a tout outside the British Embassy, she said I will do everything for you including the marriage at a local office for a fee of 8000bht for everything, you will be married tomorrow afternoon.

All went like clockwork, even the taxi together to the marriage place the next day..Recommended...😊

 

For some, thats got to be worth it, especially if coming from outside of Bangkok.

 

Mine (10 years ago) was a little more long winded

 

1) Booked appointment at British Embassy (about a 2 week lead time)

2) Went to Brit Embassy - obtained Affirmation of Freedom to Marry (±2500 baht)

3) Drove out to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chaeng Wattana - Obtained Translation (waited 2 hrs ±300 baht)

4) Took Translation upstairs at MFA, submitted Affirmation of Freedom to Marry translation for MFA variation. Paid for postage (can’t remember the fees document arrived in 3 days).

5) Went to local Amphur Office (Khlong Toey). Amphur Officer was rude, refused to marry Wife and I - not a good experience.

6) Scrolled the Internet (ThaiVisa.com) found comments that Bank Rak was easier.

7) Went to Bang Rak, filled out a questionnaire - was out of Bang Rak Amuphur office 20 mins and 60 baht later, legally married. 

 

In total  - it took about 5 days (most of which was waiting for the MFA document to be posted to us)

 

 

 

 

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