Affidavit at Bangkok embassy advice please

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Affidavit at Bangkok embassy advice please

Postby Deano89 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:22 am

Hi guys,

I’ve just joined up here and have read through a lot of the posts which have been a great help so far.

I’m just wondering if anyone can give some insight on going to Bangkok to receive an affidavit with my Khmer fiancé.

I am in the uk right now and am getting all my paperwork in order to arrange our marriage. My plan is to go to Bangkok the first week of December for the affidavit appointment and then to PP to get the medical done.

Am I right in saying that this is the first step?

Also I have read about a requirement of being in Cambodia for 21 days...what is this for? Can I not submit any paperwork until I have been in the country for that period?

Thanks in advance folks, sorry if this has already been covered, I just want to be sure and not waste any time! Lol
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Re: Affidavit at Bangkok embassy advice please

Postby monomial » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:45 am

My experience with the Cambodian embassy in Bangkok is that they will not issue any documents directly.

They will only certify documents that have been issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Phnom Penh. So if your intention is to get married in Thailand, then the sequence would be to go to Cambodia first to get all relevant permissions and translations (they must be in English) and get them certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Phnom Penh, then go to the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok to get the consular stamp, then to the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get that certified and translated in Thai.

You can then get married in Thailand.

Embassies further away from Cambodia may have different policies, but in my experience the Embassy in Bangkok seems to feel that it is close enough to go home that there is no valid reason for not getting things stamped and certified in Cambodia.
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Re: Affidavit at Bangkok embassy advice please

Postby Deano89 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:07 am

[quote="monomial"]My experience with the Cambodian embassy in Bangkok is that they will not issue any documents directly.

They will only certify documents that have been issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Phnom Penh. So if your intention is to get married in Thailand, then the sequence would be to go to Cambodia first to get all relevant permissions and translations (they must be in English) and get them certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Phnom Penh, then go to the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok to get the consular stamp, then to the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs to get that certified and translated in Thai.

You can then get married in Thailand.

Embassies further away from Cambodia may have different policies, but in my experience the Embassy in Bangkok seems to feel that it is close enough to go home that there is no valid reason for not getting things stamped and certified in Cambodia.[/quote]

Thanks a lot for the reply Monomial.

Sorry I wasn’t clear but we want to get married in Cambodia. We were told that we must go to the UK embassy in Bangkok to sign the affidavit there, then return to Cambodia to process the other documents along with the signed and stamped affidavit.

Have you had any experience with the UK embassy there?

Thanks
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Affidavit at Bangkok embassy advice please

Postby walkjivefly » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:33 am

The UK embassy in Phnom Penh is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard. Unless you've got an invite to one of their champagne and canapés affairs you'd do well to avoid the place.

PSDkiwi has described the process barang need to follow to marry a Khmer in Cambodia many times in many threads.

The simplest option is to take her to Hong Kong and get married there. Unless you need the marriage to be recognised in Cambodia.

If you just need documents notarised and want to get them done in Cambodia go to a Notary public rather than the UK embassy.

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Re: Affidavit at Bangkok embassy advice please

Postby Spigzy » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:22 pm

walkjivefly wrote:The UK embassy in Phnom Penh is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard.


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Re: Affidavit at Bangkok embassy advice please

Postby Phuket2006 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:31 pm

walkjivefly wrote:The UK embassy in Phnom Penh is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard. Unless you've got an invite to one of their champagne and canapés affairs you'd do well to avoid the place.

PSDkiwi has described the process barang need to follow to marry a Khmer in Cambodia many times in many threads.

The simplest option is to take her to Hong Kong and get married there. Unless you need the marriage to be recognised in Cambodia.

If you just need documents notarised and want to get them done in Cambodia go to a Notary public rather than the UK embassy.

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Singapore is not bad. No affidavts needed. One of u needs to be in singaore 14 days thou.
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