Many expats who have remained in Thailand for a long period of time consider becoming Thai citizens. Having Thai citizenship gives you the ability to remain in Thailand indefinitely and enjoy the same rights as Thai nationals. This includes being able to purchase any form of land or property , own any company, and apply for any job.
If you work in Thailand, are married to a Thai citizen, or have a child born in Thailand, you may apply to become a Thai citizen.
Below are the general steps of applying for Thai Citizenship.
Prepare all required documents.
Send your application to us. We will review it before submission to the Thai immigration.
After your application is submitted, you will have to arrange an interview.
Wait for your approval at home for 6-12 months.
Good information about Thai citizenship, not sure if I will be eligible for the citizenship or not but will give it a go anyways. 4 1/2 stars.
It takes a long time and a lot of work to become a Thai citizen. You must be a permanent resident of Thailand for 5 years and have resided there continuously until applying for citizenship. If you dont meet these requirements you will be rejected straight away
Only 100 people a year will be approved for the Thai Citizenship and on top of that you will need to beable to speak read and write Thai. Just because of this i know i will get rejected instanrly, anyways will give it a try anyways, thank you the thaiger.
If you are have not been working for 3 consecutive years you will not be able to get the Thai Citizenship, i have just stopped working due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and now customer service said that i will need to restart the process from year 1.
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The basic procedure begins with the registration of required documents and identification. Officers may interview you and administer a test in Thai to assess your knowledge of Thai language, culture, and geography.
The following are the different types of people who may apply for Thai citizenship.
After 5 consecutive years on a permanent residency, you can apply to become a Thai naturalised citizen. Thailand accepts dual citizenship without reservation. As a result, you will keep your original citizenship while still retaining Thai citizenship.
Those who are legally married to a Thai national are the most successful group of people who are automatically eligible for Thai citizenship but may not realise it. If you are one of them, you have made the first step toward obtaining a qualified and attainable Thai citizenship.
Thai citizenship is available to children who have at least one Thai parent. They are automatically Thai citizens whether they were born in Thailand or elsewhere. Children born in Thailand with permanent residency will also be Thai citizens. Although in this case, the child must meet certain criteria.
I have been a permanent resident in Thailand for over 7 years. I love living here and thought it was about time I get Thai citizenship. Being a Thai Citizen saves me from a lot of trouble. Dealing with government and authorities is much more easier.
Top tip: Work with an experienced agent who will walk you through all the processes to ensure your application process is smooth.
If you have been living in Thailand for a long time and want to have a Thai passport, this means Thai citizenship is the answer for you.
What you should prepare for the application:
1. Age – Applicants who weren’t born by a Thai parent must be over 20 years old.
2.Background – Applicants must have a clean record without any serious crimes or drug offences.
3. Compassion to the country – Applicant must have made various contributions to Thai charities.
4. Reference – Applicants must submit have at least 2 reference letter from Thai citizens.
5. Interview – Applicants must demonstrate basic knowledge of Thai culture and language.
6. Sing the national anthem – You must be able to sing both the national anthem and the Sanserm Phra Baramee song.
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Permanent Resident status will allow you to live permanently in Thailand without the need to apply for a visa extension. You can also will find it easier to obtain a work permit and start a business in Thailand.
Make sure you’re completely licensed to drive in Thailand. It is really good to have one, as it will help you to claim protection and breeze through police roadblocks.
Obtaining a Thai ID card allows you to identify yourself without having to carry your passport.
A Thai Tabien Ban allows you to verify your property and register your name under your address in Thailand. The house registration book can also be used in procedures such as transferring ownership of a vehicle or property, opening a bank account, applying for a new provision of electricity or a telephone line, or applying for a job.
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The Thiager offers Thai driving license services, so you can make sure that you are fully qualified to drive legally in Thailand. You can also use your Thai driving license as proof of identification in emergency situations.
If you are new to getting a driving license, you must complete a driving test and exam to obtain the license. First, you will be issued a 2 years temporary license first then a regular license that will be valid for 5 years.
The processing time for Thai citizenship is between 6-12 months from the time you submit the completed applications.
If you meet the following conditions, you can apply for Thai Citizenship by naturalization: You are at least 18 years old. Before you applied, you had lived in Thailand as a permanent resident for at least five years. On the Points Based Method of Acquiring Thai Citizenship, you earn at least 50 points out of 100.
It is a lengthy and complicated procedure to become a citizen of Thailand. You need to be a permanent resident of Thailand for 5 years of continuous living there before even applying for citizenship (which includes 3 years of owning a business in Thailand or working for a Thai company).
There are a couple of main categories of people who would generally qualify:
-people living in Thailand on consecutive work permits and visas and paying income taxes
-nationals married to a Thai citizen
-those who are born to a Thai parent
You know the advantages that come with living in Thailand if you have been living in Thailand for a while. However, there are a number of advantages to being a citizen of Thailand (not only a permanent/temporary resident), such as:
-You can buy and own property in your name
-You don’t need to apply for a Work Permit in order to be allowed to work
-You no longer need to renew your visa
-You don’t have to apply for a Re-Entry Permit every time you have to leave the country.
-You can hold over 49% of the shares in a Thai company
You must apply for Thai Citizenship at the Special Division of Police Headquarters in Bangkok, or where you reside.
-You should approach the Police Headquarters when you decide you would like to apply for Thai Citizenship in order to receive the Checklist of the documents you are required to submit.
-Submit the required documents. If all is not in order, you may have to submit additional documents.
-If everything is in order, your Thai Citizenship application will be lodged, and you have to pay the processing fee and give your fingerprints.
-You have to visit the Ministry of Interior and enter an interview in Thai as well as sing the Thai National Anthem.
-Wait for your application to be processed. During this time, Thai immigration officers will come to your home to ascertain that the details you provided are correct.
-If your Thai Citizenship application is approved, you have to take the Citizenship Oath at the Police Headquarters.
Thai Citizenship required documents include:
-Copies of your passport
-Copies of your Alien Book
-Copies of your Residence Certificate
-Copies of the House Registration
-Copies of your Work Permit/s
-Pictures of yourself
-Proof of having Personal Income Tax
-Proof of employment along with company documents
-Marriage and/or birth certificates if you are married/have children
-Copies of the identity documents of two Thai citizens who can guarantee for you
-Any additional documents you are required to bring