Category: 1) 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!
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.
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.
For those who thinking about applying for citizenship, being registered in a tabien baan will be a key thing to have in place before applying. Those with Thai permanent residence will know all about this topic, but for others who are applying for Thai citizenship via marriage, or are just keen on having an official house registration document, please read on…