Thailand Paternity Law: Foreign Fathers

by Admin on October 9, 2013

The legal paternity rights of foreign fathers under Thailand law when they have a child with a Thai mother is different to many western jurisdictions. The rights of the father depend on whether they are married or unmarried to the mother.

In Thailand paternity rights are established either by one of three ways: marriage to the mother, through court action or government registration. So in other words, this means a man may be the biological father and have established a relationship with his child, but without having met the necessary legal requirements, may lack the legal rights to his child.

Thailand Paternity Law 

Chaninat and Leeds specialize in paternity law in Thailand  

Establishing paternity outside of marriage involves a specific court and registration process in Thailand.   For establishing rights of the foreign father, each Embassy will have its own procedures.  Evidence required includes the submission of specific legal documents; DNA tests and Thailand court orders are also frequently required.

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Thailand Parental Code 

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Sam S October 28, 2013 at 02:21

Thank you, I have found your site after searching for videos on you tube and coming across this one. I am not married and have a young son with my Thai girlfriend, so this has given me something to think about.

admin November 1, 2013 at 10:35

Thank you Sam, we are glad the information was helpful for you.

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