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I am wondering why the OP came back to answer a few random comments, while avoiding any of the questions about the actual details, such as tax, residency and employment requirements?

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Congratulations......l am about to start the process......l remember my Residency Permit taking about 18 months so l am sure that l can be patient...must admit the 40 persons listening to you singing the two anthems is rather a daunting prospect.........good luck and enjoy your new lease of life....

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I am wondering why the OP came back to answer a few random comments, while avoiding any of the questions about the actual details, such as tax, residency and employment requirements?

He's not avoiding questions I would suggest, merely assuming anyone interested in citizenship would have done basic homework.He has PR, which is a prerequisite to application for citizenship, and all your questions are dealt with under that topic- see Camerata's excellent pinned thread.

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i got PR as well, thats why i'm interested in the tax question.

furthermore all other comments to gaining citizenship mention a test in reading and writing thai. what would be my other question to the OP.

i think the biggest hurdle is getting PR - citizenship is more of a bureaucratic hurdle.

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8) In my case, no need to give up my old nationality

I see the bonus of having Thai citizenship, but would you still have wanted your Thai citizenship if you had to give up your 'old' nationality?

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8) In my case, no need to give up my old nationality

I see the bonus of having Thai citizenship, but would you still have wanted your Thai citizenship if you had to give up your 'old' nationality?

I asked myself the same question:the answer is NO.

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i got PR as well, thats why i'm interested in the tax question.

furthermore all other comments to gaining citizenship mention a test in reading and writing thai. what would be my other question to the OP.

i think the biggest hurdle is getting PR - citizenship is more of a bureaucratic hurdle.

Please find attached the rules for male applicants and a seperate set for female applicants. They differ.

I'd highly recommend going down to police special branch and having a chat. They were more than happy to chat with me about my wife applying eventually. If I recall correctly, the history of paying tax for 3 years before application (See rule 9 for male applicants) is more important than the amount. I suspect though, as with PR, the more the better. They definely look at the 'whole package' though, rather than just the some of the parts.

Have a look again through Camerata's guide, as at one point I wrote about my visit there (my connection is a bit dodgy today so no link provided, so it will take ages for me to look for it)

Thai_naturalisation___male_v2.doc

Thai_Naturalisation___Female.pdf

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I don't see anything humiliating about the process you went through.

What, you don't think it's humiliating to sing the Thai national anthem in front of 40 people? I'd find that incredibly embarrassing.

I must admit that, after comparing this thread to Carmareta's advantages of Permanent Residency thread, it seems like Citizenship has many, many more very useful advantages over Permanent Residency which, as far as I can see, doesn't seem to be worth the money and hassle (except, it could be argued, if it is used as a path towards getting citizenship). Well done for acquiring it! And pretty cool that you have something connected to you personally which has been signed by the King. Can't imagine that many other foreigners will have such a connection as that.

Am still interested to know what your level of Thai language is though, speaking and writing. And how much did the whole thing cost, approximately? With these pieces of information, I reckon this thread would be worthy of being pinned.

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Apologies if I've misunderstood, but from the OP's comments, it would seem that he/she is a women? And it seems that female applicants for citizenship have it a lot easier than male applicants.

Simon

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I don't see anything humiliating about the process you went through.

What, you don't think it's humiliating to sing the Thai national anthem in front of 40 people? I'd find that incredibly embarrassing.

I must admit that, after comparing this thread to Carmareta's advantages of Permanent Residency thread, it seems like Citizenship has many, many more very useful advantages over Permanent Residency which, as far as I can see, doesn't seem to be worth the money and hassle (except, it could be argued, if it is used as a path towards getting citizenship). Well done for acquiring it! And pretty cool that you have something connected to you personally which has been signed by the King. Can't imagine that many other foreigners will have such a connection as that.

Am still interested to know what your level of Thai language is though, speaking and writing. And how much did the whole thing cost, approximately? With these pieces of information, I reckon this thread would be worthy of being pinned.

I conduct/sing the Anthem at every concert my choir does, and consider an honour to do so . . . . .

Certainly Citizenship confers many advantages, but unless I'm misunderstanding things here, PR is a pre-requisite of applying for citizenship. Am I wrong on this?

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Good luck to this person for obtaining a Thai citizenship, but I am highly sceptical that options to apply for Thai citizenship are available to everyone.

Is this person a farang? He maybe an ethnic Thai born in another country with another citizenship. Perhaps he has had a long working relationship within the Thai government? Who knows, he’s not saying.

Vague details, many questions and evasive with answers.

I am not convinced.

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Good luck to this person for obtaining a Thai citizenship, but I am highly sceptical that options to apply for Thai citizenship are available to everyone.

Is this person a farang? He maybe an ethnic Thai born in another country with another citizenship. Perhaps he has had a long working relationship within the Thai government? Who knows, he’s not saying.

Vague details, many questions and evasive with answers.

I am not convinced.

I am - I know personally quite a few farangs who have obtained Thai citizenship, male and female.

G

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I am - I know personally quite a few farangs who have obtained Thai citizenship, male and female.

Same here, one or two I've heard of and a friend of mine is going through the early stages now, hence my interest in this thread. Can't imagine I'll be here long enough myself though...

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September 2004 - Invited to the Interior Ministry. Showed them my work

permit, passport, alien registration certificate and certificate of

residence. Then, I was shown into a room with around 40 people

watching me. I was given a microphone and asked to sing the Thai

National anthem and Phra Baramee (the one they play in the cinema).

What? Nobody told you about the shortcut? If at this stage you'd said, "I am shy," they would've replied, "Oh, you're already Thai" and you would've saved 2 1/2 years on the application.

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