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Marriage & Retirement

A Thai Retirement Visa is the most common type for Thailand expats. It is the popular term for “Non-Immigrant OA-Long Stay Visa”. Retirement visa allows visitors to stay longer in Thailand, provided they satisfy the financial criteria or requirement. This is a long term Thai visa that entitles the holder a stay of 1 year in Thailand. The visa is renewable every year and the renewal process can be done inside Thailand (requirements for the visa renewal still apply).

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Letter of Affirmation – Australia

As an Australian wanting to get married in Thailand you first need to ensure that you understand the process before you apply for an Australian Partner Visa for your Thai wife to take her back to Australia. The marriage registration in Thailand starts with obtaining all the needed documents from home as well as the Australian Embassy in Bangkok. Note that you should also understand the marriage requirements in Thailand.

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Letter of Affirmation: New Zealand

As a Kiwi in Thailand you might decide that you wish to get married in Thailand and retire while you are at it. There are a number of options for you with regards to your marriage and retirement. If you are older than 50 and meet the financial requirements then you can apply for a retirement visa in Thailand. If you are married to a Thai national then you can apply for a marriage visa for Thailand. The marriage visa has lower requirements than the retirement visa for Thailand.

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Amphur Offices in Thailand

These are the most common district offices in Thailand. The Bangrak District Office outside of Bangkok has been rated over the years as the friendliest office for foreigners (farang friendly) to register their marriages at. There are a number of Amphur offices in Thailand and these are the most common offices in Thailand in the tourist areas of Thailand.

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Christian Weddings

These are not very common between Thai’s and foreigners and tends to be mainly foreigners who wish to get married in Thailand with a scenic backdrop. It is best to find a wedding planner to arrange this for you as they tend to be very difficult to arrange from overseas. The islands of Phuket and Samui are the clear favorites but you have to book these things early as getting married in a tropical paradise is becoming very fashionable.

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Islamic Marriages in Thailand

If you are wanting a Muslim wedding in Thailand then you have to consider the process of getting married in Thailand as a Muslim. If you wish to register your wedding in Thailand as well then you will need to start the process in your home country and bring will all the needed documents which state that you are single and able to get married.

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Thai Weddings

There are a number of options with regards to weddings in Thailand. Some prefer a traditional Thai wedding while others opt for a Christian wedding or a more secular wedding in Thailand. Very few foreigners go through a traditional Thai weddings with all its traditions however in rural Thailand this is still rather big amongst Thai people themselves. The process begins the day before the wedding and these are the steps.

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Thai Traditional Weddings

See this website on what the traditional Thai wedding entails. As stated before a wedding planner is a must if you are going to want a traditional Thai wedding. Some of the older traditions in Thailand are still done however usually a wedding planner would arrange everything for you. I have over the years seen excellent traditional Thai weddings in Phuket and also in Samui where the older traditions had been played out on the beach front with a beach front wedding.

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