Marriage Visa Service in Bangkok, ThailandGrowing number of men and women are getting in to transnational marriage with Thai nationals and settle down in Thailand. If you are in this circumstance then from legal point of view to make you stay in Thailand you will be entitled to apply for Non-Immigrant O visa (marriage).
Thus, Thailand Non-Immigrant O Marriage visa is long tern visa issued to a foreign national who is married to a Thai and meets the requirements as set forth by immigration bureau. This type of visa is granted initially for 90 days terms period and can be extended to one-year visa. The visa holder once getting one-year extension within Thailand is entitled to stay for a full year in Thailand without exiting the country.
Moreover, this type of allows the holder to work in Thailand once the visa holder obtains a valid work permit. This is considered a benefit to potential employer as well as the company would be concerned about getting work permit only.
You must be lawfully married to Thai national, if you marry in Thailand then you should have valid marriage certificate which has been issued by local district office where your marriage has been registered or in case of foreign marriage certificate it has to be translated in Thai and certified by Thai government.
To confirm that the you can sufficiently support yourself and your spouse it is mandatory for you to show
- Bank balance of 4,00,000 Thai Baht in local Thai bank account or
- Monthly income of 40,000 Thai Baht per month as your regular income source.
On the other hand, in the case of foreign woman marrying a Thai the above criteria is exempted. The husband has to show proof of payment of his personal income tax.
Things to remember for marriage visa holders
Bank balance: Marriage visa is extendable on yearly basis meeting requirement same as initial application. However, please be noted that the amount of funds in your personal bank account has to be in the account for at least 3 months before the application of extension of one year is submitted.
90 Days reporting; Notification of your current residential address has to be notified to immigration department every 90 days
Re Entry Permit: If you plan to leave Thailand during the visa validity you will need to get reentry permit before you leave Thailand in order to maintain validity and legality of your current visa. Otherwise you will have to start again from scratch. It is best suggested to get multiple reentry stamp at immigration department at the time of your visa extension.
(NOTE: The application for conversion of the visa from tourist to Non-Immigration O visa marriage has to be filed at immigration bureau at least 15 days before your tourist visa expires)