This visa is issued to the foreigner who is married to a Thai national and meets certain other requirements. It is valid for one year and is renewable annually. The Marriage Visa holder is not required to leave the kingdom during the year.
The Marriage Visa allows the foreigner to seek employment in Thailand by applying for a Work Permit.
The foreigner must be legally married to a Thai National and show Marriage Certificiate
> A minimum of 400,000 THB [convert] in a Thai bank account for 3 months before the visa application
> Or: Monthly income of at least 40,000 THB [convert] - a letter from the foreigner's embassy has to be shown to verify this income
> Or: Combination of the Thai bank account and yearly income with the sum of 400,000 THB
90 Day Reporting
TheMarriage Visa holder must notify the nearest immigration office regarding your current residence every 90 days. This can be done in person or by post. If you are not in the country when the report is due, the counting for the 90 days will start again after the 90 day reporting or upon entry to Thailand.
If you plan to leave Thailand and return within a year, it's recommended that you obtain a multiple re-entry permit. You can also apply for a re-entry permit before leaving Thailand at the nearest Immigration Office or at the international airport. If you do not take this precaution, your visa will be cancelled.
To qualify for this visa, you are required to show funds in your Thai bank account for at least 3 months before the issuance of the visa.
In Case of Divorce
If you are divorced, your Marriage Visa may be forfeited and you will be required to leave the country immediately. Sometimes, a foreigner with a Marriage Visa is allowed to stay until the current visa expires.