Declaration of marital status in Thailand

Do you need a certificate of marital status in Thailand? If the local authorities will not issue such a document, the Netherlands embassy in Bangkok can do it instead.

Declaration of marital status

If you wish to marry abroad, you may need a declaration of marital status. To obtain one, you must produce several documents to prove that you are not married or in a registered partnership.

What documents do you need when applying?

If you have never been married

  • proof that you have Dutch nationality, this may be any one of the following documents:
    • a Dutch passport
    • a Dutch national identity card
    • a certificate of Dutch nationality
  • an address and proof of registration of place of residence
  • a declaration of unmarried status from the Dutch municipality where you lived before moving abroad (you can apply for this yourself at the municipality concerned)

If you have previously been married

  • proof that you have Dutch nationality, this may be any one of the following documents:
    • a Dutch passport
    • a Dutch national identity card
    • a certificate of Dutch nationality
  • an address and proof of registration of place of residence
  • divorce certificates, foreign judgments or a death certificate

You may need to have the original legalised and translated. The rules vary per country. 

The term ongehuwd (unmarried)

The term ongehuwd (unmarried) is used only if you have never married or entered into a registered partnership. If you have been married previously or been in a registered partnership, the term gescheiden (which means you have divorced or terminated a registered partnership) or weduwe/weduwnaar (widow/widower) will be used in the declaration. Details of any and all previous marriages or registered partnerships must appear on the document.

Declaration of marital status in this country or region

Make an appointment via the online appointment system.

If you apply for a declaration or letter in the morning, you can pick it up at the same day between 2 and 3 pm or have it sent to your home address. In the latter case, you supply a sufficiently stamped envelope with your name and address in block letters.

Procedure for submitting a written request

Written requests will be returned within 10 working days of receipt.

In case of a written request you must send the documents mentioned above and:

• A letter with request which declaration you want to receive at home.

• In the declaration we must state the purpose for which it is issued. Please indicate clearly why you need the statement.

• For a visa support letter or a certificate of legal capacity to marry in Thailand, you must download, fill out and send a special document, including the required documents (for each statement or letter).

• Copy of your passport.

• THB 1300 in cash (You receive change and a receipt)

• Or a print of your transfer of 30 euros to the bank account in The Hague, stating your initials and last name and ZMA Bangkok

Account name : Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken Betreft FSO Posten

Account number :  NL74INGB0705454177

Name of Bank : ING Bank N.V. te Amsterdam

BIC : INGBNL2A

Currency : EUR

• A return envelope addressed to your home address with sufficient required stamp(s).

• Your contact details (telephone / e-mail). Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant.

In case of questions kindly use the contactform.