Do you need to legalize your single status for Thailand? Are you planning to get married in Thailand? Have you also been asked to legalize your birth certificate?
At USA Apostille, Inc., we take the guesswork out of legalizing your documents for Thailand. Our trained and knowledgeable staff are available Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow step-by-step instructions.
Thailand is not a member of the Hague Apostille Convention (Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents). Documents originating from the USA and destined for this country requires several steps to complete. These steps are necessary in order for the country of Thailand to accept your documents.
Here is an illustration to help explain the process:
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This document may also be referred to as:
- No Record of Marriage
- Certificate of Freedom to Marry
- Certificate of No Impediment for Marriage
- Certificate of No Record – Marriage
- Affidavit of Single Status
- Affidavit of Marriageability
- Certificate of No Public Record
- Eligibility to Marry
- Affidavit of Civil Status
Here is an example of a single status affidavit:
The first step is to contact the local County Clerk’s office to request a document that states you are currently not married (AKA: Single Status). Some County Clerk offices may refer to this document as a “no record of marriage” instead of a “single status” (see list above). Most all County Clerk offices can provide you this document so please be sure to speak to a supervisor/manager if you are told otherwise. A document issued from the County Clerk’s office does not require notarization unless they provide it to you notarized.
If the County Clerk is unable to assist you and you are in the United States, you can use the sample above to write your own single status affidavit. Basically, you are writing a sworn statement stating that you are currently not married to another person in the United States. Be sure to have this document signed and notarized before you mail it in to our office. You should also check with the people requesting your single status if they will accept a sworn affidavit directly from you.
If you are outside of the United States, the local US Embassy or US Consulate office should be able to assist you in completing a single status and also having it signed and notarized. Because you will be visiting a U.S. Federal Government office and having your document signed and notarized by a US Federal notary public, this document can then only be apostilled through our Washington DC apostille office. Pleas call the local US Embassy/Consulate office to make an appointment.
Here is an example of a Single Status Affidavit / Affidavit of Civil Status issued from a U.S. Embassy / Consulate General:
Please Note: We can only help you with documents originating from or notarized within the United States and for another country. If your single status affidavit is originating from another country, you will need to contact the correct competent authority to assist you in that country.
Legalizing documents for Thailand can be complicated and time-consuming. Don’t leave this process to untrained employees or non-professionals who do not fully understand the legalization process and the unique requirements of this country. Your paperwork could be rejected costing you time and money. Don’t let this happen to you!
Our staff is available Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm to answer your questions and provide you easy to follow-step-by-step instructions. Please call us at 1-800-850-3441.