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BANGKOK 18 October 2018 20:48
Patriot

Thai IDs for Foreigners and their beneifts

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Good afternoon.

Having acquired my Thai ID today, can I please regurgitate the argument regarding their benefits as I believe they are precious few!!

Can one travel throughout Thailand without one's passport? Probably not; no visa record

Can one use it as ID for banking purposes? Probably not; account name in English/Farng, ID in Thai

Can one use it for airline travel? Probably not; ticket and ID names will not correspond.

Can one use it to enter National Parks etc as a Thai? Maybe (The Khao Yai scam being the worst, as it is a through road with few alternatives)

Can one use it to secure preferential seating and discount at Spago? Probably ............... not sure!!!!

The authorities are more than happy as you have volunteered your thumb print and blood group; not that I have anything to worry about..... hmmm

Interested to hear others' views

Cheers and have a great weekend

CC

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I tried to use mine for flights, they prefer a Thai driving licence. Banks want your passport. It did work at Pha Taem though ?

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4 minutes ago, Lamkyong said:

interesting  is it some sort of 6th sense that tells you the location of posters ??

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37 minutes ago, Patriot said:

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oooooooh  mystic meg

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What does one need to get a Thai ID card for foreigners ?

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10 minutes ago, MrMuddle said:

What does one need to get a Thai ID card for foreigners ?

I'm curious too.

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19 minutes ago, MrMuddle said:

What does one need to get a Thai ID card for foreigners ?

The first step is getting yellow book from local Ampher, ID is 5 minute job after you get yellow book, all the same information. All Ampers are often different but usually certified translation of passport, blue book, Thai witnesses. Lots of old threads on the topic.

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1 hour ago, happylarry said:

 My bank has accepted the pink card also i have used it to book into hotels. The post office accepts it as id when collecting ems packages. I have got into tourist attractions at Thai prices with it. 

Its been quite useful since I got it and my passport stays in my safe.

Thank you Larry ..... are you an Ubonite??

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1 hour ago, Peterw42 said:

I have used pink ID 4-5 times around Pattaya to get Thai price and access to Thai only army beach. Opened a Thai name bank account (ID is your name in Thai), cant be used to operate my English name account. Also airline check-ins when the booking was made in Thai script. Some banks and airlines will accept for English name accounts and bookings.

Thanks Geezer!

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I also was considering the Pink ID card just to avoid hangling my passport around.

 

But what if the Police challenge you to produce a passport despite having the pink ID card ?...as the ID card does not show when you entered the kingdom, what visa you have and if you have overstayed ?...or am I wrong ?

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