Marriage Visa in Thailand

A marriage visa in Thailand allows foreign spouses of Thai citizens to live in the country legally. It offers a longer stay than a tourist visa and the chance to work in Thailand. If you’re considering this route, here’s a breakdown of the essentials:


  • Be legally married to a Thai citizen.
  • Meet financial requirements:
    • Minimum 400,000 THB deposit in a Thai bank account for at least 2 months.
    • OR monthly income of at least 40,000 THB.


  • Extended stay in Thailand (1 year, renewable annually).
  • No need for re-entry permits for trips abroad.
  • Opportunity to apply for a work permit and legally work in Thailand.

Documents Required

  • Completed visa application form with photo.
  • Valid passport.
  • Marriage certificate (Thai government-issued or translated and certified).
  • Proof of Thai residency (yours or your spouse’s).
  • Financial documents (bank statements or bank verification letter).

Additional Points

  • The application process can be done in Thailand or at a Thai embassy/consulate abroad.
  • Requirements may vary slightly depending on the embassy/consulate.
  • Consult a lawyer or immigration specialist for guidance on specific details and the application process.


  • A marriage visa is tied to your marital status. Divorce terminates the visa.
  • Renewals require similar documentation, with a minimum 3-month holding period for the required funds.

For further information and the latest regulations, consider referencing the websites of the Thai Immigration Bureau or the Thai embassy/consulate in your home country.

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