The majority of couples who have their ceremony in Phuket are either legally married prior to arriving in Thailand, or plan to become so after arrival back home. However, for those wishing to tie the legal knot in Thailand it is quite possible, and need only take less than two days in Bangkok. The final paperwork, together with attractive wedding certificate, can then be completed at a registry office in Phuket or at the wedding ceremony site on the big day. Below are the eight steps (very briefly) necessary to register a marriage in Thailand, provided by ‘Wikihow’. This may appear rather daunting, especially if you’re unfamiliar with Bangkok or don’t have the time to complete all the steps yourself. If your spouse is a Thai, then he/she should be able to help you. Failing that, I can recommend an agency with staff in Bangkok and Phuket who can take care of everything for you. Please ask me for details, should you want to do this.
How to Get Married in Thailand (as a Foreigner). A foreigner can marry a Thai, or another foreigner in Thailand. Thailand's allure to foreigners as the perfect wedding locale could be from its pristine island beaches, the exotic jungle destinations, the colorful city, historic attractions, or perhaps the concept of the traditional Thai wedding. Apart from thewedding ceremony, here's how a foreigner can legally register for marriage in Thailand.
1 Obtain an Affirmation of Freedom to Marry from the respective embassy or consulate in Bangkok. This affidavit will state that you are free to marry.
If the foreigner is marrying another foreigner, depending on the nationality each of the couple's country must issue an affidavit that states you are free to marry. Requirements to secure the affidavit depends on the nationality. Commonly, valid passport has to be presented. If you are divorced or a had previous marriage has been terminated by spousal death, the original copy of divorce or death certificate must be provided.
If the foreigner is marrying a Thai citizen, Thai National Identification Card and House Registration Document (blue book) is required.
2 Translate the Affirmation of Freedom to Marry to the Thai language.
3 Legalize Affirmation of Freedom to Marry at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
4 Register the marriage at the local district office (Amphur). Submitting the documents and recording the marriage at the amphur validates the marriage and is legally binding.
5 The marriage certificates written in Thai will be issued.
6 Translate the marriage certificates to English.
7 Certify the translation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
8 Report the marriage to the foreigner's home state, or country's embassy or consulate in Thailand.