For Singaporeans who wish to register their marriage in Thailand, an affidavit must first be executed at the Singapore Embassy in Bangkok. To execute the affidavit, you and your partner must come in person to the Embassy, and bring along the following documentation:
(A) The original Marriage Search Result from the Registry of Marriages (ROM) in Singapore to certify that you do not have any marriage records with the ROM.
You may apply for the Marriage Search Result online at https://www.rom.gov.sg/emrs/rom_emrs_start.asp. For more information, you can contact ROM at +65 6338 7808.
If you are Muslim, please obtain the Marriage Search Result from Registry of Muslim Marriages [ROMM].
You may apply for the Marriage Search Result online at https://www.romm.gov.sg/emrs/romm_emrs_instruction.asp. For more information, you can contact ROMM at +65 6337 0207.
If you are based overseas, you can apply for a Marriage Search Result online, and request ROM/ROMM to post the search result to your overseas address. Please note that only the certified hardcopy of the search results will be accepted for the purpose of the affidavit and your subsequent registration with the Thai authorities i.e., you should not select the “Search for Marriage Records (Free Service)”.
(B) A Certificate of Clearance (COC) from the Criminal Investigation Department of the Singapore Police Force (SPF) to certify that you have no criminal record in Singapore.
Please refer to https://eservices.police.gov.sg/content/policehubhome/homepage/certificate-of-clearance-hub.html for information on applying for a COC from the Singapore Police Force (SPF).
To support your application for the COC, you should submit to SPF a softcopy of this Notice, and a letter indicating your purpose for the COC i.e., for registration of marriage in Thailand. The letter to SPF should also include your partner’s particulars (as reflected in his/her passport biodata page and national ID card).
(C) A letter from your employer stating your present occupation and monthly salary.
(D) The original passports and identity cards for both your partner and yourself (photocopies will not be accepted)
(E) If your partner is a Thai / Myanmar national, you will also need to bring along a letter from Work Permit Department (WPD) of the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore to show that your partner has no prior work permit record with the Department.
For more information on the application for a work permit record, you can contact WPD at +65 64385122 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(F) If you were previously married, you would need to furnish an original or a certified true copy of your Certificate of Making Decree Nisi Absolute/Certificate of Making Interim Judgement Final to prove that your previous marriage has been legally dissolved.
(G) If you are a widow/widower, you are required to produce the original or certified true copy of of your late spouse’s death certificate.
(H) A fee of 110 baht for executing the affidavit.
After you have obtained the affidavit from the Embassy, you will need to get the affidavit, the ROM/ROMM Marriage Search Result and your Singapore passport biodata page translated into Thai.
Thereafter, you will have to submit the original and translated documents to the Legalisation Division of the Department of Consular Affairs of the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) located at 123 Chaengwattana Road, Thung Song Hong Sub-District, Laksi District, Bangkok 10210 (Tel: +66(2)5728442, Email: email@example.com) for legalisation. For Thai MFA’s opening hours, legalisation requirements and fees, please contact them directly for more details.
After the above original and translated documents have been legalised, you can then bring along both sets of documents to any Thai District Office (DO) of your choice to register your marriage.