Registration of Swedish Marriage for Personal Status Changes in Thailand 

To change your personal or family status, such as changing your title (Mrs./Miss), correcting your surname, or altering family registration status (marriage-divorce), you must apply for a family status record at the district office in Thailand.

Before visiting the district office in Thailand, you need to get the supporting documents certified by the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm (see document details in step 1 below). In some cases, the district office might request additional documents, so it is advisable to check with the district office before getting your documents certified.

If you are unable to travel to Thailand to submit the application yourself, you can issue a power of attorney to authorize another person to act on your behalf. For more details about the power of attorney, click on this link.

 

Document Legalization Steps

1. Prepare the documents for legalization:

  • The original marriage certificate (Vigselbevis) and its English translation (Check the list of translation agencies accredited by the UD at kammarkollegiet)
  • The personal status certificate (Personbevis) of the Thai spouse from the Tax Office (Skatteverket) with the official seal and signature of the issuing authority (English version)

2. Get the documents in step 1 certified by:

  • A Notary Public in Sweden (or a Notary Public in Latvia for Thais in Latvia)*
  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD Juridiska Expedition) of Sweden (or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia for Thais in Latvia)

*Note: Original documents issued by government agencies with the signature of an official and the agency’s seal (e.g., Personsbevis from Skatteverket, Domslut from the District Court) can be directly certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden/Latvia without the need for prior certification by a Notary Public. Afterward, the documents can be submitted to the Embassy of Thailand in Stockholm for final certification.

3. Bring the documents certified by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) to the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm for further certification. 

Before you visit the Embassy, you must book an appointment and prepare all necessary documentation.  Click Here to book an appointment

  1. Application form (click to download) Please print and fill out the application. 
  2. Originals of Vigselbevis and Personbevis already legalized by a Notary Public AND the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD Juridiska Expedition) of Sweden or Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia (for Latvian citizens). 
  3. A copy of the documents listed in number 2. Please make a copy of every page of the documents.
  4. A copy of the Thai passport or Thai ID-Card for the applicant.
  5. Legalization fee 175 SEK per stamp. (The payment made at the Embassy via Swish). If you are sending your documents for legalization by post, please include your phone number and email address in the application form. We will then contact you regarding the payment. For those residing outside Sweden or sending the documents from Latvia, kindly enclose 175 Swedish Krona per stamp in cash with your legalized documents in the envelope. 
  6. A returned envelope with the attached postage label (If you send your documents by post).  For postal submissions, you must purchase a registered postage label (REKOMENDERAD BREV, INTERNETBETALD) to facilitate the return. Visit www.postnord.se , click on "Köp frakt online," choose REK, and then select 250g. Print out the self-addressed return label, affix it to the envelope, and send it along with your documents.

    Sender's Address:

    Royal Thai Embassy (Legalization)

    BOX 26220

    100 40 STOCKHOLM

    Please provide your email address, as the label and receipt will be sent to the email address you provide.

    Recipient's Address:

    [Write your address in Sweden or Latvia, telephone number and email address]

    Note: The person at the recipient's address must have a valid ID card to pick up the registered return envelope.

 

Process in Thailand

4. Bring the documents that have been certified by the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm to be translated into Thai at a translation agencies in Thailand.

5. Take the translated Thai documents to the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chaeng Watthana Road, Bangkok, to certify the translation.

6. Bring all the documents from steps 1-5 to your local district office in Thailand to update your information in the civil registry and obtain a new Thai ID card (if changing your title/surname). Then you can make a new passport at the Passport Division, Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chaeng Watthana Road, Bangkok, Thailand.

 

For more information, please contact 085 880 4258 (Monday-Friday, excluding public holidays, 14:00-16:00) or send an email to legalization@thaiembassy.se