Many people who have lived and worked in Thailand never know that they might actually be eligible for Thai citizenship.

This site is designed demystify the process around how one goes about applying for Thai citizenship, taking you though step by step on how you can end up with the brown Thai passport.

For those born to a Thai and non-Thai parent, we also look at the ins and outs around frequently asked questions to do with holding Thai dual citizenship, military service obligations for young Thai males and dispelling a many of the myths you may have heard with regards to these topics.

We also address other topics which are important for people looking to stay long term in Thailand, such as education, finances and medical care.

We are sure any questions you ever had around staying in Thailand on a long-term basis and acquiring citizenship will be answered in one of our many articles below.

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Looking to acquire Thai citizenship?

Have you been living in Thailand for a while and looking for a way to stay on a permanent basis? This article gives a quick run down on the benefits which derive from having Thai citizenship and outlines who might qualify. It isn’t as hard or restrictive as you think!

Thai citizenship based on marriage to a Thai husband

Foreign women married to Thai husbands are able to apply for Thai citizenship after as little as one year of marriage. Check out our personal account where we take you through in detail the steps – and the ins and outs of getting citizenship based on marriage to a Thai husband. You’ll be wondering why you didn’t apply earlier.

Thai military service for dual citizens

A common question that arises for male Thai citizens born and living overseas, as well as dual citizenship children born in Thailand, is whether they are eligible to be conscripted into the Thai military. Nevertheless, there is a lot of misunderstanding on how this all works. This article looks at the reality of the conscription issue the steps dual citizen males can take to make the system work legally work in their favour.

Avoiding questionable financial investments in Thailand

For people living and working in Thailand, there are a number of very legitimate and tax effective ways of making investments. Nevertheless, there are a range of formal and informal ‘financial’ products and services, which take advantage of people and leave them worse off. I look at a couple of examples I’ve experienced.

International Schools in Thailand

For those who are looking to lay down roots in Thailand – particularly with children – the issue of schooling inevitably arises. Parents often look to educational options that allow their children to receive a level of education similar to what they would receive in the west. Depending on the school, dual citizenship can offer parents and students a range of advantages when it comes to enrollment and fees.

Traveling with two passports

Travelling with Thai and a foreign passport opens up a myriad of benefits. However travelling with two passports, something which should be so simple, often trips people up. This article outlines how to make the use of both passports seamless and easy.