If you are a male married to a Thai wife, Thai legislation law provides an expedited path to citizenship for those who have deep connections to the country through marriage. Put simply, you can apply for citizenship without first having to hold Thai Permanent Residency for five years.
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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.
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.