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Has Marriage Registration in Thailand Gotten Harder?

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing whether or not marriage registration in Thailand has gotten more difficult. Yeah, it really has in point of fact. I have watched marriage registrations, I have helped facilitate marriage registrations here in Thailand for 15 years and especially in the aftermath of COVID, coming off all the lockdowns, yeah it's definitely a lot more difficult to go ahead and get a marriage registered not only in terms of procedure and protocol, which there are a lot more processes, in my opinion somewhat redundant that now exist, there's also more documentation associated with marriage registration and more importantly the processing time is far longer.  There was a time where it was possible to believe that one could get one's marriage registered in Thailand, now we are talking between a foreign national and a Thai national primarily, or even 2 foreign nationals, there was a time when you could presume "that would take a week, 10 days, to get that sorted out", but today the fact of the matter is NO. In many cases we are looking at as long as 3 weeks in certain instances to go ahead and get a marriage registration perfected and sometimes it can take even longer depending on the circumstances. 

So the thing to take away from this video is if you are thinking about registering a marriage in Thailand and you are a foreign national and whether you are marrying a Thai national or another foreign national or not, bear in mind that this is not something that just happens in the matter of one or even a few days. This is a process that is going to take a number of weeks; it's going to be somewhat cumbersome in many ways and it's going to cost in terms of time and resources. But yes it can be done but I would definitely say it is a great deal more difficult to do it than it once was here in the Kingdom of Thailand.