dbrenn

Story Of My Thai Citizenship Application

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I can use the Thai passport lane at the airport (shorter queues)

you are one lucky bastard! :o

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Just curious, where are you registered at? I was told by the Police in Bangkok that I needed to apply for citizenship in the province my husbands house registration is located in. But, unfortunately, Surat Thani police are clueless. I was hoping to be able to try Bangkok, so am curious if you are Bangkok resident or not?

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ID: 6   Posted (edited)

congrats! well done, truly.

some questions:

- you think the amount of taxes you paid in the years before the application was an issue?

- no written/reading test?

- how would you describe your spoken thai?

looks to me like heavily time-consuming, but not on the undoable side.

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I can use the Thai passport lane at the airport (shorter queues)

you are one lucky bastard! :o

this, by the way, you could have done with your residency permit already.

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I can use the Thai passport lane at the airport (shorter queues)

you are one lucky bastard! :o

this, by the way, you could have done with your residency permit already.

Having your Thai wife with you also works (at least for me) :D

And well done to the OP, getting PR is a (distant) goal for me (forget Citizenship, I'm unlikely to last that long :D ), maybe it won't happen as most of my current work is outside the Kingdom and so doesn't attract Thai tax.

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Haha..Cool. Congratulations. It's a very nice story. :o (The bureaucracy was unbelievable. :D )

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Not sure why you chose to go through all this humiliation ! But you obviously had your reasons !

If you are from Africa or the Indian Sub-Continent or such, then Thai citizenship may be regarded as useful.

But you kept schtuum on this.

But otherwise ... Why bother ?

1. You can buy land ... Ok.

2. You can drive a Tuk Tuk ... Yea Ok I guess.

3. Entry to the Grand Palace ... Ok if you go every weekend.

4. You can own a business ... Mmmm.

5. No comment.

6. So Bt 1,900 a year is a problem for you ?

7. :o

8. Ok.

9. Sounds like you are on the Lam.

10. Why would you want to vote ?.

Naka.

Sour grapes indeed.

Well done, not least for retaining a sense of humour in negotiating the bureaucracy.I'm sure you are a deservedly happy man.

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Not sure why you chose to go through all this humiliation ! But you obviously had your reasons !

If you are from Africa or the Indian Sub-Continent or such, then Thai citizenship may be regarded as useful.

But you kept schtuum on this.

But otherwise ... Why bother ?

1. You can buy land ... Ok.

2. You can drive a Tuk Tuk ... Yea Ok I guess.

3. Entry to the Grand Palace ... Ok if you go every weekend.

4. You can own a business ... Mmmm.

5. No comment.

6. So Bt 1,900 a year is a problem for you ?

7. :o

8. Ok.

9. Sounds like you are on the Lam.

10. Why would you want to vote ?.

Naka.

Jealous are we?

To the OP: Well done with that and I hope I can get there someday! Is there any chance you could give us anymore info about your application and situation, so we know how rich, charitable, old etc...... we need to become.

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dbrenn - how long had you been a permanent resident before making this application?

Thanks.

G

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I just see it how I read it.

Obviously someone from a poor nation would be more likely

to want Thai citizenship than someone from a rich country.

Disagree ... Then Do Tell.

Naka.

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I just see it how I read it.

Obviously someone from a poor nation would be more likely

to want Thai citizenship than someone from a rich country.

Disagree ... Then Do Tell.

Naka.

Why would they? A Thai passport isn’t going to open any more gates than what you had with any other poorer countries passports. Also the hassle and security of being on a non permanent visa in Thailand is the same for whatever nationality you are. Another reason is that poor people probably wouldn’t care that they can now own businesses and buy land as they couldn’t afford to anyway, but a rich person would be able to use this to their advantage if they wish or need to.

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To... the OP

Congrats and welcome to the Somtam Club ka, P'dbrnnn! :o

From...Nong Teacup :D

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December 2006 - One of the most memorable parts: the oath. Just

after the King endorsed my application, I was asked to report to the

police department in business attire, armed with a candle, a lotus

flower and an incense stick. I then had to stand with these in my

hands while clasped in a wai, in front of a Buddhist shrine, repaeting

an oath of allegance to King and country, and promising to be an

upright and law-abiding citizen.

Congrats! You have done one of the hardest things a foriegner can do here, well done!

Just one question. In the quote above you said that was one of the most memorable parts, in what way? How did you feel during the oath making process?

BTW Once you obtain Thai citizenship, does anyone know how you can lose it?

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Congratulations. That's quite a test of your Thai patience, but you passed with flying colours. :o

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For me it would be peace of mind to be able to rest comfortably each day not knowing where the curent rule are heading as you can not be sure what will happen next week let alone next year if you are on retirement or marriage visa's. Congratulatons on hanging in there calmly without getting too rattled by it all.

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ID: 23   Posted (edited)

Congratulations.

I wish i could someday also become a Thai citizen, atleast i now know it is a possibility.

Can you please post some details like:

- how old you are?

- was there a minimum salary?

- how long have you been here?

- how long have you been a PR?

- how good is your Thai?

- when you went through the process were there many others doing the same thing?

P.S. Ignore the jealous posters saying stuff like "Who would want it?" and "Whats the big deal about owning land and a business?"

I bet if they could get Thai citizenship they'd jump at the chance.

Edited by dave111223

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Congratulations and I expect your Thai family are as pleased as you are, well done.

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