Financial Requirement of Thai Marriage Visa

The financial requirements of a Thai marriage visa have been added below. If you are married to a Thai then you can stay in Thailand with a Thai “O” Visa also known as a Thai marriage visa. In order to do this, you need to meet the requirements of this visa before the visa is extended in Thailand for a period of 12 months. Note that the marriage visa does not require a police clearance certificate or medical certificate like a retirement visa Thailand.

Financial Requirements of Thai Marriage Visa

You need to ensure that when the visa is extended in Thailand for 12 months that you have the following documents ready for submission. These are the requirements for a Thai marriage visa extension in Thailand. The laws do change so always speak to a lawyer for the most up-to-date information and requirements from Thai immigration.

You will note that this normally takes 3-4 weeks to complete. Also, note that once the marriage visa has been extended for 12 months you need to ensure that 45 days before it expires that you apply for a marriage visa renewal. This process is also documented on this website.

Once your marriage visa has been extended for 12 months you need to report your address in Thailand to Thai immigration every 90 days. If you plan on leaving Thailand and return you will also need a  re-entry permit or you will invalidate your visa when you leave. See also how to convert Thai tourist visa to Thai marriage visa on here.

Thai Visa documents needed

– You need to complete the application form to have the marriage visa extended.

– Also you need a copy of your passport with a copy of your TM card and visa in the passport.

– You need copies of the birth certificates of your children with your Thai wife

– Also you need a copy of your Thai wife’s Tabian Baan (House Registration Booklet)

– You need the adoption papers of any children you and your Thai wife have adopted.

– Note you also need a copy of your Thai wife’s ID card.

– You need a copy of a map of your home or apartment in Thailand.

– Any African country passport holder will also need a police clearance certificate Bangkok.

– Lastly, you need photos of you and your wife together. Normally a wedding photo or two.

You need to show your Thai bank account with 400,000THB in the account or an income of 40,000THB per month. This is both for the marriage visa renewal of the visa and a new application. Your 90 days report also has to be up-to-date. Your notification of residence also has to be up-to-date even if you or your wife owns the property where you live.

Marriage Visa Process

Note that you need to provide a copy of the marriage certificate. If you had married in Thailand you need both marriage certificates. The Amphur provides a plain 2 pages marriage certificate as well as a fancy marriage certificate which looks like a diploma. You need to provide copies of both of these certificates.

If you got married outside of Thailand then you need a copy of your foreign marriage certificate. Speak to our immigration lawyer about certification of your copy. If you need more information then call us toll-free from Australia, UK or the USA for more information and assistance.

You can also walk into our offices in Bangkok or Phuket for a confidential discussion about your plans for Thailand. The financial requirements of Thai Marriage visa for both British and American nationals are the same as it is based on Thai Baht.

The information contained in our website is for general information only and does not constitute legal advice. 

Marriage Visa Financial Requirements FAQ


You need your passport, marriage certificate, Tabian Baan of your wife as well as her Thai ID card. You need your letter from the bank as well as an updated bank book. Finally you will also need a hand drawn map to your house as well as photos of you as a couple.


You will need to show 400,000 THB or more in a Thai bank account which is in your name. The requirement is also that it needs to have been there for three months. You can also show an income of 40,000 THB per month but this is difficult to verify or be accepted.


The financial requirements of Thai Marriage Visa is that you will need to have at least 400,000 THB in a Thai bank account in your name. You will also need to leave it there for a period of 3 months. These are the current financial requirements for the visa.