Many people who have lived and worked in Thailand never know that they might actually be eligible for Thai citizenship, or just think that it is 'too hard' to become one.

So we've set about demystifying the process for you, putting together the most comprehensive step-by-step on how you can end up with the brown Thai passport, without hiring expensive lawyers.

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.

Also here, we look at 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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How do I 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 grants (Aug 2020)

The Ministry of Interior announced that 46 people had been approved for Thai citizenship at the end of August 2020. Given the current COVID induced uncertain environment where expats are worried about their ability to stay in Thailand long term, the option of getting citizenship means that this uncertainty is taken away.
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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.
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Thai dual citizenship – is it legal?

The simple answer is a resounding 'YES'! There is a lot of misunderstanding around the legality of Thai's having dual citizenship, largely based on bar stool chatter and old wives tales. This definitive article sets the record straight on the ins and outs of Thai dual citizenship.
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