I have been married to a Thai for 2 years now, and would like to register my marriage in my home country. I have a paper from Amphur (marriage certificate) but the embassy says that it's not enough. They say that they won't accept this certificate (the one with flowers). They told me that I should get one more document. I have no idea what it is, we have always been using the certificate we have now (for loans, car etc.)and have never had any problems. I called Amphur and they told me that they issue only certificates I already got.
Any idea what my embassy wants?
Maybe an official translation of the document into (I assume) English.
They will probably need to take copies of your ID documents as well.
Passport for you.
Thai National ID card and the Jot Tum Bien Bahn (housing registration book) from your wife.
They will probably need translations of your wifes ID papers as well.
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cheers Umbuku, but they insist on: "full marriage certificate", and say that what I already have I can hang on the wall.
Which embassy are you dealing with?
Pretty sure that for the UK embassy only a translation is required. I any case there is no benefit to registering a marriage with the UK embassy - all it means is that a copy of the certificate will be held at the records office in the UK as far as I know.
Excuse me for not taking this seriously .....
My marriage details were entered into Australian records when I registered my son as an Australian citizen.
They only required the marriage certificate (the floral one) and the birth certificate plus translations.
Last edited by Umbuku; 17th September 2007 at 17:35.
Translation of, as Umbuku called it, floral one?Originally Posted by defender
I'd say so, but double check with your embassy.
All I got from the Amphur office was the floral certificate and a receipt for the money paid.
As I said before, they won't accept it. They want one more, but when I called Amphur they said that there is nothing more :-)Originally Posted by Umbuku
Yep, that's it. I haven't bothered in any case.Originally Posted by kempos
Could be a misunderstanding on the embassies end, or maybe they are looking for a small document with a picture of the king and a 1 with three zeroes after it.
Does your embassy have their requirements on a website somewhere?
Maybe the home office and not the consulate.
I had a similar problem in reverse getting the hospital here to issue my sons birth certificate.
They demanded an official translation into Thai of my passport from my embassy.
Australian embassy does not translate documents only endorses them.
The hospital had to call the embassy and be told that by a consular official before they believed me.
What is your country of origin?
Last edited by coppersmith; 17th September 2007 at 18:17. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
When I was married the amphur gave me two documents. One was the Kor. Ror. 3 which is the floral certificate. The other was a Kor. Ror. 2 which has more details about the individuals being married, like my passport number, her Thai ID number, addresses and the names of witnesses, etc. Maybe this is what they are looking for?
I think this is what they need. Cheers.Originally Posted by shipmate
So one had flowers and the other had details?Originally Posted by shipmate
Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.
on the one with the flowers there is just my and my wife's name, date and her ID on the reverse. I think the other one is more detailed.Originally Posted by aging one