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    Posted: 01 Jun 12 at 01:10
Have any members here obtained Thai citizenship?

I'm thinking of stating the process and some useful tips would be appreciated.

After 20 years, I'm tired of getting the yearly visa.
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Also, when I retire, I won't have enough cash to get a retirement visa.
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If you're married to a Thai, you could always get extensions for 'marriage'.  Less money required.

If not married to a Thai, citizenship is probably not in the cards for you unless you want to go PR first.

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Isn't it like a 5 year process.   
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Actually what you are talking about is a "Thai Resident Permit",  and not really "Thai Citizenship".....   When I looked into the procedure several years ago,  it was almost impossible for a "Retired" Farang to obtain such....   The main problem comes with the requirement to show Tax records showing that you have contributed to the Thai ecconomy....    Plus even with the "Resident Permit" you still have to deal with Thai Immigration as they require you obtain a Re-Entry permit prior to any travel outside of Thailand....
 
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The rules have changed for obtaining citizenship if married to a Thai.  You no longer have to go through the PR process.

It's supposedly a much easier process now.

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Originally posted by TerryLH TerryLH wrote:

The rules have changed for obtaining citizenship if married to a Thai.  You no longer have to go through the PR process.

It's supposedly a much easier process now.

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I would like to know where you received your information regarding obtaining Thai Citizenship???   If the Thai Goverment has changed the requirements for Thai Citizenship, this would be Huge News....
 
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Originally posted by Pianoman Pianoman wrote:

Actually what you are talking about is a "Thai Resident Permit",  and not really "Thai Citizenship".....   When I looked into the procedure several years ago,  it was almost impossible for a "Retired" Farang to obtain such....   The main problem comes with the requirement to show Tax records showing that you have contributed to the Thai ecconomy....    Plus even with the "Resident Permit" you still have to deal with Thai Immigration as they require you obtain a Re-Entry permit prior to any travel outside of Thailand....
 
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I'm not talking about the Residency permit - that's not really worth anything apart from not having to go to Immigration for 5 years. I looked into that before but that little square headed prime minister upped the cost from 9000 to 90,000. It isn't even required now for myself to apply for the Thai citizenship as I'm married to a Thai.
Thai CItizenship is much easier now than in the past - most folks here just can't be bothered with all the red tape. 
If my  Vietnames maid can get it in a couple of years living here then of course I can.

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"It isn't even required now for myself to apply for the Thai citizenship as I'm married to a Thai."

Do you have a 'citizenship' coupon, or something?

If you really believe that, you're having delusions.

You said you are thinking of "stating (sic) the process".  That doesn't require applying, does it? 

I don't have the details at hand, but remember enough to know that you're way off base.

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Originally posted by Kee Leum Kee Leum wrote:

Originally posted by Pianoman Pianoman wrote:

Actually what you are talking about is a "Thai Resident Permit",  and not really "Thai Citizenship".....   When I looked into the procedure several years ago,  it was almost impossible for a "Retired" Farang to obtain such....   The main problem comes with the requirement to show Tax records showing that you have contributed to the Thai ecconomy....    Plus even with the "Resident Permit" you still have to deal with Thai Immigration as they require you obtain a Re-Entry permit prior to any travel outside of Thailand....
 
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I'm not talking about the Residency permit - that's not really worth anything apart from not having to go to Immigration for 5 years. I looked into that before but that little square headed prime minister upped the cost from 9000 to 90,000. It isn't even required now for myself to apply for the Thai citizenship as I'm married to a Thai.
Thai CItizenship is much easier now than in the past - most folks here just can't be bothered with all the red tape. 
If my  Vietnames maid can get it in a couple of years living here then of course I can.

 
I don't known where you are getting this stuff from, but I have yet to meet one farang male (or even hear of one)  who has managed to get citizenship..   It is a relatively easy matter for females if they are married to a Thai man....but other than that it seems to be just about impossible.....even with red tape up the ying yang....so if you have information to the contrary; why not share it....I'm sure we are all wating with bated breath.
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