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Marriage in Thailand for Danish Nationals

So you want to understand marriage in Thailand for Danish nationals? Firstly, registration of marriage in Thailand can only be processed at the District Office or Amphur. Much similar to Denmark’s town hall. Now remember that marriage ceremonies at churches or in mosques or even home ceremonies with monks attending the wedding are not legally binding – therefore it is also not recognized in Denmark.

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Marriage Registration

Marriage registration is explained below. In order to get married in Thailand as a foreigner you first have to check the marriage requirements of Thailand. Then you have to also check the documents needed for your letter of affirmation or letter of no-impediment which gets issued by your Embassy in Bangkok. Below is a brief outline of marriage laws in Thailand as well as the marriage registration process.

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Letter of Affirmation

The letter of affirmation is explained here. Before you get married in Thailand you will first need to prove that you are single. Each Embassy in Bangkok has their own procedures to verify that you are single so that they may provide you with an affidavit for the Thai government showing your status. Note that Embassy procedures do change so check with them first.

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Islamic Letter of Affirmation

The Islamic letter of affirmation is explained and its complex. Islamic countries tend to be more difficult to obtain the letters of affirmation from until their Western counter parts. Some Embassies will only issue a letter of affirmation if you are marrying another Muslim and others start the process in their own home countries and not in Bangkok. This is a brief breakdown of the most common nationalities in Thailand.

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