Seventy-four new Thai citizens!
A second batch of Thai citizenship grants in November alone!
The 21st of November saw 74 people granted Thai citizenship following 34 people earlier this month.
You can download the Royal Gazette announcement here.
This batch included men, women and children who have applied for citizenship either via the PR route, or via marriage to a Thai citizen.
Many congratulations to those who applied. For many Thai citizenship applicants, the turn around time from applying to grant appears to be around 3 years. We think that under the current minister, applications will continued to be turned around at this rate. So if you are thinking about applying, this is an optimal time to do so.
Interested in Thai nationality?
Trying to figure out how to stay in Thailand indefinitely? Sick of worrying about visas, TM 30 and 90 day reporting?
Applying for citizenship isn’t as hard as you think, and you can do so without having to hire expensive lawyers or agents.
In 2008, amendments were made to Thai nationality law. These changes have allowed all spouses of Thai citizens to obtain citizenship without first needing to go through the permanent residence process. You could be eligible to apply for citizenship within as little as one to three years, depending on circumstances.
For foreign husbands married to Thai wives, please see this article “Thai citizenship for foreigners married to a Thai spouse” to see how you can apply for Thai citizenship.
If you aren’t married, but would like to commence the journey towards Thai citizenship, you’ll need to attain permanent residency first. A detailed guide on how you do this is available at our article here: “The ultimate guide to Thai permanent residency”.