The journey of the Filipino bride who’s traveling to Thailand to get married here starts with documents preparation required by the Philippine embassy in Bangkok before it can issue the Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage (LCCM) certificate which is an important requirement for the Thai marriage registration.
The Filipino fiance or fiancee would first need to request for Certificate of No Marriage or CENOMAR from the National Statistics office in Manila. She also needs to obtain a Birth Certificate from the same government agency. These documents she has to bring to the Department of Foreign Affairs on Roxas Boulevard for legalization or as Filipinos call it for the “red-ribbon” literally referring to the red ribbon used in binding the documents. Legalization time normally takes a day or two to accomplish and of course legalization fees apply.
Once the Filipino bride is in Thailand, she would need to visit the Philippine embassy located along Sukhumvit 39 in Thonglor. She then submits her documents and pays the processing fee of around 1,000 Baht. The embassy implements 10-day marriage ban which basically requires the planned marriage to be posted at the embassy for a period of 10 days. If no one objects to the marriage within 10 days, the LCCM will be issued.
This certificate has to be translated into Thai and legalized at the Ministry of foreign Affairs before the actual Thai marriage registration can take place. The legalization period normally takes 3 days so timing is essential especially if the couple has limited time in Thailand. Along with the fianc