Marriage in Denmark
Foreign nationals may register marriage in Denmark provided the Danish conditions for entering into marriage have been met. The Danish authorities certify this in a so-called “certificate of marriage”, which is valid for 4 months. It is the Embassy's and Consulate's experience that if a Thai national wish to register marriage in Denmark, the Danish authorities request the following documents from the Thai national:
1. Birth certificate
2. Civil status certificate, issued by the District Office (amphur)
3. If relevant, divorce certificate or, in case of former spouse's death, death certificate.
4. Name change certificate, if relevant
5. Copy of passport
The original Thai certificates should be legalised as follows:
1. The certificates, and translation into English of these certificates*, should be legalised first by the Legalisation
Division in the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Department of Consular Affairs
123 Chaeng Wattana Road
Tel: +66(0)2503-3905 til -3907 og (0)2 575-1056 til -1059
The processing time for legalisation is approximately 2-3 working days.
Click Thai version / English version to download a map of where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is located.
*) There are Translation Offices located near the Ministry of Foreign Affairs's building in Bangkok. Please note, however, that the Consulate reserves the right to reject legalisation of an incorrect translation, even though it may have been legalised by the Legalisation Division.
2. The Consulate can then legalise the signature of the Legalisation Division for a fee. Please allow 2 working
days for this process. Link to Consular Service Fees
Please note that according to the Marriage Office at Copenhagen's City Council such certificates should be sent for prior approval to: Københavns Overpræsidium, Hammerensgade 1, 1267 København K, Tlf: (+45) 3312 2380.
The Marriage Office has mentioned that the couple should plan to stay in Denmark for at least 14 days. A fee will be charged for the service.
Also please note that the Consulate cannot assist in procuring the necessary Thai certificates and legalisation of these in the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs, should the Thai national already be in Denmark, and in such case we advice that you seek the help of a family member in procuring the required documents and subsequent legalisation of these.
Please refer to the Danish Embassy in Bangkok's web site for further information www.thailand.um.dk
Two persons of the same sex may have their partnership registered in Denmark provided that at least one of the partners is a Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish national who resides in Denmark, or provided that both partners have resided in Denmark for the last two years before the registration.
Thus, neither two foreign nationals, nor two persons residing abroad can have their partnership registered in Denmark. (More information, only in Danish, www.retsinfo.dk).