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We are scheduled Sunday to fly out of Thailand to America. I had my friend send me the Marriage Application form which list requirements. Here is one of the requirements:

[The Consulate or the representative of the issuing country must translate Birth Certificate that is not printed in English. A foreign birth certificate shall be an original or certified copy bearing a seal from the Vital Statistics Office, National or Local Civil Registrar and authenticated by their respective Department of Foreign Affairs or court.]

During the fiance Visa process I had her Birth Certificate translated from a US Embassy accredited company, but not a Thai government entity. Can someone help me with what I'm suppose to do ? I'll be in Bkk tomorrow and could visit whatever place needed.

Side note - I said America which is true, but where we are going is a US Territory. I mention this in case someone discounts the requirements being different than the U.S. proper.

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Moved from K1 Process & Procedures to Thailand regional forum; OP's question is country specific.


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We are scheduled Sunday to fly out of Thailand to America. I had my friend send me the Marriage Application form which list requirements. Here is one of the requirements:

[The Consulate or the representative of the issuing country must translate Birth Certificate that is not printed in English. A foreign birth certificate shall be an original or certified copy bearing a seal from the Vital Statistics Office, National or Local Civil Registrar and authenticated by their respective Department of Foreign Affairs or court.]

During the fiance Visa process I had her Birth Certificate translated from a US Embassy accredited company, but not a Thai government entity. Can someone help me with what I'm suppose to do ? I'll be in Bkk tomorrow and could visit whatever place needed.

Side note - I said America which is true, but where we are going is a US Territory. I mention this in case someone discounts the requirements being different than the U.S. proper.

I'm confused.

1. What is the marriage application form you are referring to?

2. A translation is a translation. I've never heard of any Thai government entity providing English translation services. There are translation services in Thailand that translate a Thai document in to English and then put the stamp at the bottom.


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I'm confused.

1. What is the marriage application form you are referring to?

2. A translation is a translation. I've never heard of any Thai government entity providing English translation services. There are translation services in Thailand that translate a Thai document in to English and then put the stamp at the bottom.

Marriage Application where I will marry my fiance. It's the USA, but a territory so perhaps different than normal USA procedures.

I had her Birth Certificate translated by a service in Thailand accredited by the US Embassy.

It's a unique situation that was hoping someone would have an opinion on ???

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she can translate her birth certificate by herself by using the form on the consular website. then bring it to the consular (the consular is located on Changwattana แจ้งวัฒนะ) paid 500(maybe?)

here's the link. there are forms of many documents.its very useful. show this to your fiancee,she will understand what im talking about

http://www.consular.go.th/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=98

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she can translate her birth certificate by herself by using the form on the consular website. then bring it to the consular (the consular is located on Changwattana แจ้งวัฒนะ) paid 500(maybe?)

here's the link. there are forms of many documents.its very useful. show this to your fiancee,she will understand what im talking about

http://www.consular.go.th/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=98

Thanks for that ! Head over there today !

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PJ is correct. The Thai Consular provides; translation of a Thai Birth Certificate and a very official stamp for the original and translated BC. Here was the hitch for us. When we asked about the translation they said no problem and that we could pick it up in a week. Well our flight is tomorrow morning. Luckily I had brought the translated BC I got for the Fiance Visa. The guy on the 2nd floor (translation is located on the 1st floor) looks at the translated BC gets a pair of scissors and cuts off the top which had the name of the translation company and says take this along with the original BC to the directors office and see if he'll accept it. After some scolding for being way late he said ok. We did have to pay more I believe (800baht) for express service, but I was fine with that. Also we had to wait about 1 1/2hrs,. but again no problem.

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Miew-Miew went to that consular building last thursday and requested her Birth Certificate to be translated. She had it translated by a private person in the building who has a permit to do official translations. He did it in 20 minutes for 600 baht (and told her that if she used the official people there, it might take an extra day or two) , however once translated she took it to the 3rd floor and there you need a copy of your Thai ID, and the original Birth Cert, and the English translated one.. and you turn it all in.

The Officer then gives you a line number to wait your turn. It was very busy and she waited about 3 hours, but then got up to the line, paid 400 Baht and went back to sit down. 10 or so minutes later she was called back up to get the receipt for her payment and told to return in a couple days to pick up the documents. So first it's translated, and then turned in for verification.

I will let you know how it goes when she returns tomorrow to pick it up.


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