To prove the amount of money you have in your Thai bank account, you will need to provide your current bankbook and a certificate from your bank indicating the amount of funds transferred to your Thai bank for at least two months prior to your visa application. A copy of your passport, your spouse’s passport and passport photos are also required. Depending on the location of the embassy, a copy of your criminal record and a medical certificate may also be required.
The marriage Thai visa can be applied for at a Royal Consulate or Thai Embassy outside Thailand. It should be noted that there is no direct application for this visa. In this case, you must first apply for a 90-day or one-year O non-immigrant visa at the Thai embassy outside Thailand. Once in Thailand, you must go to the immigration office and activate the O non-immigrant marriage visa within 30 days before the 90-day visa expires. Therefore, it is necessary to go to the immigration office two months after entry to convert your O non-immigrant visa to a marriage visa. The processing period can take about a month before the visa is issued.
If you are already in Thailand, it is possible to apply directly to the immigration office, provided you meet the eligibility requirements. For example, a foreigner with a visa exemption stamp or a tourist visa can apply for a marriage visa provided the marriage has been registered and the financial requirements are met.
The holder of a marriage Thai visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for one year without leaving the country. Access is renewable every year, and the renewal procedure can be done in Thailand or at a Royal Thai Embassy outside Thailand.
The marriage Thai visa is valid for one year and can be renewed under the same conditions as the initial application. Please note that the required amount in your bank account must be present for at least three months before you can renew your visa. The application can be made from inside and outside Thailand. There is no obligation to leave the country to renew your passport. The application can be made at the immigration office.
Divorce terminates the validity of the non-immigrant O marriage visa, and the invalid visa holder is required to leave Thailand immediately after the divorce. In some cases, he or she may be allowed to stay in Thailand until the visa expires, subject to acceptance by the Thai immigration office.
The marriage Thai visa can be issued with multiple entries or a single entry. If the visa is issued with a single entry and you plan to leave Thailand, you will need to obtain a re-entry permit to avoid losing your visa upon departure. This permit can be obtained at a Thai immigration office or at an international airport. The fee is 1,000 baht for a single entry and 3,800 baht for a multiple entry permit.
Non-immigrant O marriage visa holders must report their current address to a Thai immigration office every 90 days. This reporting requirement is done either in person at a Thai immigration office, by mail, or through an agent who has power of lawyer to report your status. However, if you are not in Thailand on the 90-day declaration date, you do not need to do this. The 90-day declaration will resume from the first day you return to Thailand.