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.
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.
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…
All you need to know about the points system which officials will use to assess your eligibility for Thai citizenship. See how your income, age, residency, language proficiency and education will be assessed by officials during the Thai citizenship application process.
When applying for Thai citizenship, do you really have to renounce your original nationality? Read this article to find out.
A crib sheet on some of the potential questions that may be asked in the ‘Thai knowledge test’ portion of your citizenship application which will help you maximise your citizenship application score.
A comprehensive checklist of every document, piece of paper and other bit evidence which officials will ask for when you apply for Thai citizenship.
August 2019 saw 2 separate rounds of Thai citizenship grants announced. Check out our link to the Royal Gazette announcement of all the successful applicants.
June 2019 saw more successful applications for Thai citizenship announced. Check out our link to the Royal Gazette announcement of all the successful applicants.