Apply for a Marriage Certificate

  1. Jurisdiction
  2. The Royal Thai Consulate General Los Angeles may issue marriage certificates to Thai citizens that reside in the following thirteen (13) states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming as well as all of the unincorporated territories of the United States in the Pacific such as Guam

  3. Criteria
    • The couple applying must come to apply for a marriage certificate in person at the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles
    • One of the parties applying for a marriage certificate must be a Thai citizen
    • If the husband is not a Thai citizen, they must request an affidavit proving that they’re single prior to the marriage and proof of income from their employer
    • The applying couple must both be at least 17 years of age. If any spouses are not 17 years of age yet, then their parent/legal guardian must sign for them
    • If one of the parties is a Thai civil/government servant or a student under the care of the Office of Educational Affairs of the Royal Thai Embassy in the United States or any other department/agency of the Thai government, then that respective department/office/agency must issue a document permitting the
      marriage. The document must be presented to the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles
    • If one or both parties applying for a marriage certificate has previously signed a marriage certificate (with another partner), then that/those party or parties must also present a divorce certificate with that previous partner
    • If the wife has previously signed a marriage certificate with a previous partner and finalized a divorce with that partner:
      • The surname in their passport and in other civil registration documents must be changed back to their maiden name before they can apply for a new marriage certificate (if the previous marriage was before June 5th, 2003)
      • The divorce must be finalized for at least 310 days unless they have already birthed a child within the 310 days, have a note from their physician verifying that they are not pregnant, or have a court order from Thailand allowing the marriage before the 310 day period
  4. Necessary Documentation
    • Request for appointment to apply for a marriage certificate (1 copy)
    • Legalization application for applying for a marriage certificate (1 for each spouse)
      • There are two versions of this form, one for those who have previously signed a marriage certificate with another partner and one for those who have not
    • Application for a marriage certificate (1 copy, fill out both English and Thai sections)
    • Thai national ID card and/or valid passport (of both spouses) (Original plus 1 copy)
    • Thai house registration which has the 13 digit ID number of the individual applying (1 copy)
    • US state issued ID or driver’s license (if available)
    • Other necessary documentation (if ruled necessary by the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles in accordance to the criteria listed above)
  5. Fees
  6. There are no fees associated with applying for a marriage certificate

  7. Processing
    • Prepare all of the necessary documents outlined above
    • Make an appointment with the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles to apply for a marriage certificate at least 5 business days in advance by mailing in copies of all of the necessary documentation in order to allow our staff to process them and prepare the marriage certificate
    • Wait for a confirmation of the appointment from Royal Thai Consulate staff (marriage certificates are issued at 2 PM everyday, Monday to Friday except for holidays)
    • On the day of appointment/issual of the marriage certificate, both parties that make up the couple most come to the Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles at the time and date determined by the staff and present the original copies of the required documents. The couple shall receive their marriage certificate on the same day.
  8. For More Information
  9. Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles
    611 N. Larchmont Boulevard, 2nd Floor
    Los Angeles, CA, 90004
    Tel: (323) 962-9574, ext. 220

Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles

Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles