This is the process for the Thai marriage visa renewal. These are the marriage visa extension requirements.
If you have a 12-month marriage visa for Thailand and have to have it renewed then ensure that you hand in your application form at least 45 days before the visa expires. The visa renewal process takes about 3 weeks in Thailand. However, you need to ensure that there is enough time so that your 90-day reporting is not affected.
When renewing your marriage visa for Thailand you need to show the following documents again. You need to show that you are still married and that you meet the marriage visa financial requirements as the last time.
All the documents you handed in the first time needs to be copied and provided again. If nothing has changed since then you only need the same documents as the last time with an update to your Thai bank book. This is part of the Thai marriage visa renewal process.
The Thai bank account book has to show your updated account since the last renewal of your visa or issuance of your visa. The following documents you provided the last time needs to be brought with again:
– Completed visa application form
– Certified letter showing 40,000 THB in income monthly; or
– Copy of Thai bank book showing 400,000 THB
– Your marriage certificate(s) both versions
– Your passport showing last extension stamp and TM card
– The passport page showing Thai visa and photo page
– Your 90 day reporting
– Also a copy of your Thai wife’s national ID card
– A map to your apartment or house in Thailand
– Copy of photos of you and your wife together
– Birth certificates of your children in Thailand
– Adoption papers for children you have adopted
These need to be handed in again at Thai immigration. The process is the same as the last time however laws do change so always check with an immigration lawyer in Thailand as to the latest requirements for the renewal of the marriage visa. If you have not done your 90 day reporting in Thailand then there will be a fine for not having reported over and above the fees for the extension requirements of the visa.
As stated above the process takes about 3 weeks to complete and you should check your 90 day reporting stamp to ensure that the reporting is correct and up to date after the renewal of the visa. Most errors with reporting comes at the renewal process as they might have your passport during this time.
If you have any questions then email us or call us toll-free from Australia, US or the UK. You can also walk into our office in Phuket or Bangkok for further assistance with your visa renewal and allow us to assist you with the process. See our immigration lawyer in Bangkok for more assistance.
Call us today for more information or browse our website for more details about living and moving to Thailand. Always stay abreast of the changing extension requirements. The Thai marriage visa renewal changes each year so always make sure you understand the new process.
The information contained in our website is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.
The rules for the renewal of the Thai marriage visa is the same as when it was initially issued. You will need to show that your have at least 400,000 THB in a Thai bank account, photos of you and your wife together as well as a hand drawn map to your house or apartment.
The due date for the renewal of the marriage visa is on the date which you have been stamped for as its expiration date or a week before that. You will need to have all your documents completed by then. If you are from an African country you also need to have your fingerprints done.
You will need, a bank letter showing 400,000 THB in the account, marriage certificate, last 90 day reporting, photos of you together, map to your house, Thai wife’s ID card and Tabian Baan. If the property is in her name, there needs to be proof that she reported you as living in her house.