The completed prenuptial agreement should be presented to the government official who is administering the marriage, together with all the other documents required for the marriage registration. Under Thai law, a prenuptial agreement shall be considered void if not entered at the time of marriage registration in Thailand wherein it is stated to be annexed.
Prenuptial Agreement in Thailand
How to draft a valid Prenuptial Agreement in Thailand
Legal requirements for Thai prenuptial agreement:
- The content of the agreement made in Thailand should not be against the law or morals of the state;
- Both parties must be able to comprehend the content of the agreement in Thai and English version;
- The Thai prenuptial agreement should be made prior to the marriage in Thailand, any contract between both spouses regarding personal and jointly owned properties after the marriage is not valid;
- Both spouses should sign the Thai prenuptial agreement in front of at least two witnesses, and the agreement should be registered together with the marriage registration;
Before getting married in Thailand, you should contact your embassy regarding the required official documents needed. Official translations of these documents should also be prepared, ask your embassy for advice regarding the process and documents. If your Thai fiancée just came out of a previous marriage within a period of 310 days, a doctor’s certificate is required from her stating that she is not carrying a child from the previous marriage.
- You should also prepare the Thai-English script of the prenuptial agreement;
- Print out 3 sets of all the documents to be taken to the government office with the other documents;
- Make sure to bring 2 witnesses to the wedding at the local district office to witness and sign the Thai prenuptial agreement;
Always take advice from a lawyer in Thailand when you are going to draft a Prenuptial Agreement in Thailand.