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Declaration of marital status in Thailand

Do you need a certificate of marital status in Thailand? The Netherlands embassy in Bangkok can issue the certificate for you.

Warning: Are you Dutch and do you want to get married in Thailand? In that case, you will need other documents in addition to the declaration of marital status. Check which documents these are on the page Getting married in Thailand.

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. If you are no longer registered in the Personal Records Database (BPR) in the Netherlands, request this as an extract from the Non-residents Records Database (RNI). You will then have proof of your marital status at the time you left the Netherlands.

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

If you need the declaration of marital status to get married in Thailand, you cannot apply for it by e-mail. That's because in order to get married in Thailand you need other documents, which you have to apply for in person at the embassy.

Do you only need a declaration of your marital status? Send a scan of all required documents to the embassy by email. If all documents are in order, you will receive an email from the embassy with payment instructions (transfer money to a Dutch bank account). State the purpose for which you need the declaration in your email.

How do you apply for a certificate?

Make an appointment via the online appointment system.

Your non-Dutch partner does not have to come to the appointment.

How much do you need to pay?

Check the overview of the consular fees in Thailand for the costs and how you can pay.

How long will this process take?

If you apply for a consular declaration in the morning, you can collect it the same day between 13:30 and 15:00.

You can also choose to have the declaration sent to your home address. In that case, you will have to pay 70 Thai Baht (THB) extra.

Any questions?

In case you have a question, you can send an email via the contact form.