Citizenship grants (Feb 2021)
The new year has bought good news with new batch of Thai citizenship grants being announced in the Royal Gazette.
The 11th of February saw 54 women granted Thai citizenship based on marriage to a Thai citizen.
Many congratulations to those who applied. For many Thai citizenship applicants, the turnaround time from applying to grant appears to be around 3 years. We think that under the current minister, applications will continue 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?
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.
For females married to a Thai husband, please see the following article: “Thai citizenship based on marriage to a Thai husband”.
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”.
The announcement was printed in the Royal Gazette countersigned by the Minister of Interior. The lists of people naturalized is available for download below: