Thailand Marriage Visa

Marriage Visa for Thailand


Foreigners who are legally married to a Thai national may apply for a Non-immigrant O visa based on marriage in Thailand.

You can apply to live in Thailand long term if you are married to a Thai or if you have a Thai child or children. The marriage visa for Thailand is issued at a Thai Embassy in your home country and it is normally issued as a single entry visa and valid for 90 days once you enter Thailand.

These are the documents need to start the process and will get you a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa. certain embassies want to see at least 100,000 THB in a Thai bank account to issue you with a multiple entry “O” visa or marriage visa. These do vary from embassy to embassy. Once you enter Thailand you have 90 days to extend this visa for 1 year and this process normally takes 3-4 weeks to complete. They will need the following documents for the extension for the visa.

  • Copy of your passport;
  • Copy of your Thai marriage certificate (both versions);
  • Copy of your Thai wife’s ID card;
  • Copy of your Thai wife’s Tabian Baan (House Papers)
  • Copy of a map to your residence in Thailand;
  • Copy of photos showing you and your wife together;
  • Copy of your bank book showing 400,000 THB in your bank account;or
  • Copy of your income showing 40,000 THB per month in income

As stated the process takes about 3 weeks and you would need to ensure once it is issued that you obtain a re-entry permit to ensure that when you leave Thailand and return that you do not invalidate the extended visa. With this extended visa you do not need to leave Thailand every 3 months to activate another leg of your visa. You only need to report your home address to Thai immigration every 90 days.

The process can be difficult so it is always best to speak to a lawyer in Thailand who can assist you with the extension process and the visa application. Speak to us online or in person in Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket, Samui, Chiang Mai or in Isaan.

 

76 Comments

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    Hi,
    I have read that the Financial requirements for the marriage visa aren’t the same when you as a foreigner is married to a Thai man. Is this true? Do I have to apply for a marriage visa at the closest immigration Office to my husbands registered address or is it possible to apply for this anywhere?
    Best,
    Linn

    1. Consultant

      The requirements for the marriage visa is the same for all the applicants, regardless of their race and gender. In regard to the lodging of the application, you will need to apply at the nearest immigration office to your registered address.

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    Dear all,
    in March 2016 I need to do a new Non immigrant O visa, can you please tell me what this kind of visa cost?

    Thank you very much.

    With best regards

    Roberto Lasta

    1. Consultant

      Please contact the embassy directly regarding your enquiry.

      The initial application for the Non-Immigrant O Visa is done outside of Thailand. Therefore, the cost of the visa, if applying for the first time, depends on which Thai Embassy you are going to lodge your application at.

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    Dear all,
    I thought a witness (no family) is also required for a marriage visa. This witness should come together with you and your Thai wife (men) and presents copy of ID and house registration.

    Please inform me about this.
    with kind regards

    1. Consultant

      Please contact the immigration office directly regarding this matter.

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    John Barry Harrison

    I been living in Thailand for 12 years now and have a marriage visa which is renewal able on 4th June every year. This year I will be 65 years old on 3rd April, can I use a letter from the British Embassy confirming my pensions or is there a time limit? I usually renew my visa in May but it expires on 4th June.

    Many Thanks

    1. Consultant

      If you are going to use the monthly pension or income for your visa application, you may start the process on the last day as the latest date or as early as 45 days in advance prior to the expiration of your current visa.

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    I have married a Thai citizen in india. My marriage is legal but when I applied for O category visa on in India first time they refused my visa and convert that into category B again I have applied visa for O category then again it was refused.

    Kindly help me so that I can stay in Thailand with my wife.

    1. Consultant

      You have to insist with the Thai embassy that they must issue a non immigrant O visa for having a Thai spouse. This is an internal matter at the Thai embassy, we cannot assist you on this.

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    Do they hold your passport during the 3 week extension of stay process? What if I have to leave the country during this time?

    Thank you

    1. Consultant

      Please contact the office where you will be applying for the extension regarding your concern.

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    by any chance, do you know if a SIngle entry 3-month O visa (for voluntary services) can be extended to a year in the immigration office? applying for re-entry permits and doing visa runs is taking up so much pages in my passport.

    1. Consultant

      Your ability to extend your visa will depend on the documents submitted to support your application. For more information, please contact the Immigration Office directly.

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    Hi, I am going to marry with Thai girl. My fiancée have her own home and working in Thailand. I don’t have any employment. Also don’t have sufficient assets or money.
    Now in this case how I can got marriage visa for long term stay.

    1. Consultant

      You are only able to apply for the Thai Marriage Visa when you meet the requirements. For information, please visit the website below:

      http://www.siam-legal.com/thailand-visa/Thailand-Marriage-Visa.php

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    Dear Consultant, I already know that process. As query is different than your reply.

    1. Consultant

      The link I gave you explains the process on how you can get one.

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    Dear Consultant, Pls understand situation. As I already mentioned that I don’t have finance to afford these 100K TBH or 400K TBH.

    So advise me now. Thanks.

    1. Consultant

      You will need to directly contact the Thai Embassy or Consulate regarding your concern. Please note that we are not the Thai Embassy nor are we, in any way, connected or related to them or to any Thai government offices in Thailand and, therefore, we are unable to inform you regarding your concern.

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