Australian Embassy

Getting Married in Thailand

Getting Married in Thailand

In the interest of public safety, the Australian Embassy Bangkok is working to minimise the number of clients in the Embassy at any one time.

As such, we will no longer be offering appointments for clients to obtain a ‘Certificate of No Impediment’ and will receive your application by mail.

The Australian Embassy will issue a Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) for Australians to get married in Thailand. Please note that Thai authorities will only accept a CNI issued by the Australian Embassy for Australian citizens who have entered on their Australian passports.

If you have entered Thailand on a passport issued by another country, you will need to request the equivalent document from that country’s Embassy.

How to lodge a CNI by mail

CNI will be issued upon receipt of a complete application and mailed to the applicant or authorised recipient.

Please send the following documents:

  1. Your completed CNI application form. The applicant’s residential address on the form must be an Australian address. The application must be completed in full and signed by the applicant. Do not have it witnessed. Embassy staff will refer to applicant’s passport data to verify and witness your signature. If both parties/partners are Australian citizens, they must lodge separate applications, requirements, and fees.
  2. A clear colour photocopy of the applicant’s Australian passport (biodata page only). DO NOT SEND US your passport.
  3. Proof of termination of previous marriage (clear colour photocopy of divorce papers, death certificate or annulment papers – DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL) for both parties/partners as applicable.
  4. A clear colour photocopy of the intended spouse’s valid ID.
  5. For delivery, this will be to a Thailand mailing address, and you need to include a pre-addressed envelope/satchel (no postage/stamp required). We are unable to send CNIs to an Australian address. We will send your CNI back to you via EMS Thailand (The Embassy takes no responsibility for mail lost in the postal service).
  6. Fees for a CNI application lodged by mail must be paid by credit card using the attached authorisation form, it must be completed and sent in with your application.

You may send your complete documents through mail/courier addressed to:

Consular Services Section – CNI Applications

Australian Embassy Bangkok
181 Wireless Road

Lumphini, Pathumwan 10330

Please continue to refer to the information on ‘Getting Married in Thailand’  and the steps you need to take to ensure that their marriage in Thailand is recognised as a valid marriage in Thailand and Australia. This information is provided in both English and Thai.

By mailing in your application, this means you do not need to attend the Embassy (per Step 1) and when you receive your CNI from us, you can continue to follow the steps 2 – 4 as per process.

Please note that once Embassy staff issue the Certificate of No Impediment (CNI) it will be accepted by Thai authorities up to 3 months after issue. We are unable to reissue CNI’s for free should it not be used within that period.