If your choosing to have your legal marriage in Thailand let our team assist you through the process, no headaches, no fuss, we'll take care all the way..
Shiva Samui offers a comprehensive service that allows you to enjoy your travels and most importantly, your wedding ceremony with peace of mind knowing you have complete legalization of your marriage.
Our legal representative in Bangkok will meet you at your hotel in the morning, and will be your guide throughout the submission and completion of your paperwork at the various embassies/official offices you need to visit. All you will need to bring are your passports, the completed and signed “Affirmation of Freedom to Marry” form, photocopies of the front page of your passports, and any other documentation as required by your embassy.
Every embassy has its own different regulations and we will inform you of any additional requirements as per individual embassies, such as previous divorce papers. You will be required to spend a minimum of two business working days in Bangkok (depending on your nationality) to complete your paperwork.
Please note, depending on some embassies, you may have to leave your passports there for collection later that day or in some cases, the following morning. Once the affidavits have been issued, your guide will meet you at your embassy to collect them. At this point you are now free to continue on with your holiday or wedding preparations, and we will handle the rest of the process. Our legal representative will have the documents translated at an authorized translation bureau and then personally take them to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for processing and endorsement.
Once Shiva Samui have received the documents, we will then have a meeting with the Koh Samui City Council (Amphur) where your paperwork will be endorsed and verified and submitted to the Registrar. This process takes about 1 to 2 days and after this, we then arrange for the Registrar to be present at your marriage ceremony along with your marriage certificate, ready to be signed after your wedding ceremony is completed.
The registrar will then present you with your marriage certificate and after you sign this, you are officially married as authorized by Thai law. We keep one copy of the certificate and send it back to Bangkok for translation back into English.
The certificates are then forwarded onto you at an agreed address at a later date. Cost 30,000 THB. 889 USD. 1,190 AUD. 625 GBP. (excluding Embassy fees)* *subject to change due to fluctuant exchange rates