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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.
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.
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.
Did you know that a special visa exists for people who had a parent born in Thailand? Check out who this visa might be suitable for and who how to go about getting one.
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.