Requirements for Muslim Marriage
There are certain nationalities who find it easy to move forward and have their Muslim marriage in Thailand. Amongst those are citizens of Pakistan, India, Indonesia, all others within Asia and all Western countries. You can find more information on Islamic marriage in Thailand on this website. Most expatriate Muslim marriages in Thailand tend to be from Malaysian nationals.
Below are basic requirements needed for your Muslim marriage in Thailand:
- 1. Passport
- 2. For female party, a Single, Divorce Certificate or Death Certificate
- 3. 6pcs Photos (1.5in x 1.5 in)
Muslim male parties are not required to present a single nor a divorce certificate, as they are allowed to marry as much as 4 wives, as long as they can support their spouses. In contradiction to females which needs to be Single or divorced person in order to marry under Islamic Law. The list above is somehow not applicable to some countries. There are certain nationalities which needs an approval from their home countries and documentation from their embassies in Thailand.
Nationals of United Arab Emirates (UAE)
A recent Memorandum was issued for some changes on UAE nationals getting married under Islamic Law in Thailand. There is a need to have an Approval certificate to have marriage abroad which to be submitted at U.A.E. embassy Bangkok. And also, documents needed may vary as well, if in any case the male party is under government or military office.To avoid delays with the documents required, it is best to seek he services of a legal firm for the Muslim marriage process in Thailand.
Nationals of Kuwait
Kuwaitis have always chosen Thailand as one of the best place to go through for Muslim marriage as time line for the process has been very fast compared to other countries. Male parties from Kuwait needs permission to marry from Kuwait which will be submitted once in Thailand at Kuwait Embassy to be issued document to proceed with Islamic Marriage in Thailand.
Process required amongst the Muslim countries are quite similar, only that, specific offices where it has to be issued from overseas differs. Be guided with the documents needed before coming to Thailand, not to delay the process of your plans on having your Muslim marriage done in Thailand.
Nationals of Bahrain
Oftentimes the main issue or documents come from the female party, knowing and proving she is able to marry and free to do as she wish. However, male party from Bahrain likewise advise to provide proof of this. A Single Certificate/Divorce Certificate from own country is to be presented. And a request for an Authorization to marry outside Bahrain from the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs , Sharia Court in Bahrain. It has several steps to complete the process to be used in Thailand for issuance to proceed with the Muslim marriage in Thailand. It is quite complicated to go through all these and knowing at the end you missed one step which would not enable you to get the document from our embassy in Thailand. So, it is advised to go through a legal representative to guide you through all these.
Nationals of Maldives
There are numerous people from Maldives who are of Muslim religion and from the past process to go through marriage in Thailand has not been a problem. As long as you are able to provide document in permission to marry outside Maldives to be submitted at Maldives embassy Bangkok for them to issue an affidavit to allow marriage in Thailand.
These required documents and approval from overseas shall not be waived and should be presented at the Embassies to be able to get married under Islamic Law at the Main Islamic Council in Thailand. Without these, then it would be impossible to complete the process of your planned Muslim marriage in Thailand.