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.

Avoiding questionable financial advice in Thailand

For people living and working in Thailand, there are a number of very legitimate and tax effective ways of making investments. Nevertheless, there are a range of formal and informal 'financial' products and services, which take advantage of people and leave them worse off. I look at a couple of examples I've experienced.
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International Schools in Thailand

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.
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Traveling as a dual citizen

Travelling with Thai and a foreign passport opens up a myriad of benefits. However travelling with two passports, something which should be so simple, often trips people up. This article outlines how to make the use of both passports seamless and easy.
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The yellow tabien baan – getting registered

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…

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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