Thanks again for all the replies, I do appreciate your help.
@ whybother - Could you give me more info about the place you went to at Wave Place ? The name of the company, address, phone number perhaps ? Did you still have to go to the Embassy ? I think last time I went through this all the Embassy did was issue me with a stat dec, for about $20 or $30. And what paperwork did you have to produce other than your passport ?
Thanks in advance....................
I don't have the details of where I went, but if you go into Wave Place from the BTS (Ploenchit) walkway, it's on your right just as you pass the entrance to Home Pro.
This is the stat dec they sent me in Jan, but they also said that this is available at the embassy (just in case this is out of date, which it shouldn't be).
Marriage Stat Dec 2010.pdf.pdf 88.27KB
Here are the details from the embassy website: http://www.thailand....onsular_P4.html
What steps do I need to follow to marry legally in Thailand?
It is a Thai Government requirement that steps 1- 3 must be completed in Bangkok
Step 1: Statutory declaration and Death/Divorce Certificates
All Australians marrying in Thailand must complete a pro-forma Statutory Declaration. It is a Thai government requirement that this be completed at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok (it cannot be done in Australia, elsewhere in Thailand, another Embassy, or online). Under the Australian Consular Fees Act a fee of AUD $20 per document.***.
If previously married, an original divorce or death certificate must be provided to the Embassy and also to the Thai authorities to prove you are no longer married. The Embassy in Bangkok can certify your original documents. A fee for certification is payable for this service AUD $30 per document***.
***Fees: The above fees are payable in Thai Baht cash. The fee is linked to the AUD/THB exchange rate and is re-aligned each month. For current THB fee information please contact the Consular Services Section by phone or e-mail email@example.com.
Step 2: Translation
You must have your documents translated into Thai at a private translation agency. There are many in Bangkok who can do this in one or two working days. Fees vary. The Australian Embassy cannot recommend any particular translation agency.
Step 3: Certification by Thai Department of Consular Affairs
After the documents have been translated they must be authenticated by Thai authorities. This takes 2 working days and a fee is payable. For information on this service you should contact:
Legalisation Division, Department of Consular Affairs
3rd floor, 123 Moo 3, Changwattana Road
Kwang Toong Son Hong, Khet Laksi
Tel. 02 575 1056-9
Step 4: Marriage at the Amphur Office
When you have completed the above requirements, you should visit any District Office (Amphur) to formally register your marriage. You may wish to take an interpreter to facilitate communication with the Amphur officials. You may need to make an appointment before proceeding to the Amphur. If you are marrying at a resort location, your celebrant or wedding planner will be able to advise you on the location of the nearest Amphur office.