Traveling with two passports

Chris Larkin

Long time resident of Bangkok. Married, three daughters. Managing director of CLC Asia ( Lots of interesting knowledge and experience built up over time which I hope can be of use to people.

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  1. Jack says:

    Hi Chris, I have just acquired my thai passport after naturalisation. Is it allowed for me to exit Thailand with Thai passport and enter third country with another, If I were to travel overseas with visa that is still valid on my previous passport. As I have been told that using my previous passport of another country may lead to revoking my thai nationality. Thank you

    • Hi Jack,

      Firstly, a massive congrats on getting your Thai citizenship! I’d be interested to know how long it took you from start to finish, and maybe a bit about the process you experienced (if you have time and don’t mind writing it here!).

      If you check out this article I’ve written on dual citizenship, you’ll see the ins and outs:

      As you’ll see in section 4 of the article, under Section 19 of the Nationality Act, a naturalised citizen may be stripped of Thai citizenship if they makes use of their former nationality.

      However, it appears to be a little bit more nuanced than this in practice. In practice, simply don’t use your foreign passport for entry and exit out of Thailand as a naturalised citizen. If you look at the article, we provide a link to a (very rare) example of where this happened.

      Hope this helps and congrats again.

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