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BANGKOK 17 February 2019 12:30
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It's a crime: Foreigners marrying Thais now subject to fingerprints taken for criminal background

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6 hours ago, ajarnmarc said:

I could certainly recommend a personality profile check for the Thai spouse,

to make sure she's of sane mind, and isn't just marrying for money or to control & destroy her husbands life.

What a poor sod the husband must be, to be so desperate to find a wife that needs the 3rd degree!

 

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On 2/27/2018 at 4:33 AM, gk10002000 said:
On 2/24/2018 at 11:29 AM, Maverell said:

It is a good idea for farang wanting to marry to have a background check, but it should also happen in reverse ?

yeah. I have read some people try to hire a Private Eye to check on the wife to be.  Not so sure how good the databases, reports, etc. would be, especially as many provinces don't seem to centralize records, and births, marriages, arrests, etc.. seem to not necessarily be centralized

Agree, but there is some stuff that will not appear in a background check.  I will see if I know how to start a new story because it is interesting.

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On 2/24/2018 at 4:29 AM, Maverell said:

It is a good idea for farang wanting to marry to have a background check, but it should also happen in reverse ?

Don't be silly, Thais do no wrong especially in Thailand and if they do it is not wrong, but a misunderstanding and mostly due to a foreigner.

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I have no problem with this at all.  My wife was scanned and her fingerprints checked by immigration when we did biometrics for her U.S. green card.   I'd be happy to submit mine to the Thai government if required.  It makes everyone safe to eliminate the bad players.

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I don't like the reasoning behind it nor the requirement itself.  But isn't a blood test still required in the USA by most states anytime a couple gets married, whether their partner is an American national or not? 

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Next it will be checking up on Farangs married to Thai women to see how many have bought land and businesses under their Thai wives names. Must run into the thousands.

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Actually, if you paid for land/house under your Thai wife's name, it's her property.  I can't see where that's a problem.  You'll never see a cent of that money every again.  It's just money coming in to Thailand.

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The REAL problem is IO internal corruption that steals random women's ID, sets some hapless Indian, Pakistan, etc up with a visa and renews it annually under the table $$$

 

I have argued for years, it is virtually impossible to maintain a fake marriage beyond even a few years. There are so many loose ends, some part of the process of marriage between say farang and hooker or upcountry girl (both) will break. That is unless they really are living together and if that is the case it's fairly impossible to prove its not a de facto marriage. But if they don't...I give it till second renewal at best.

 

You want to find fake marriages? Investigate yourselves.

 

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This is a blessing in disguise and actually totally in-keeping with modern relationship thinking. You shouldn't need to marry anyone nowadays, they should just display their love for you in ways that don't tie you into some form of contract. This will free up many Thai women from all the worries and concerns that could keep them awake at night about what they will do with all that loot when their aged farang throws off his mortal veil and passes on to become a frog or something. 

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I married a Kiribati national. The Kiribati Government did a criminal record check (no fingerprints) to determine whether they would allow the marriage! So it's not as draconian as many seem to think.

 

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On 2/24/2018 at 4:25 AM, richard_smith237 said:

Can't see what the big deal is here.... 

 

Non-EU Nationals have their fingerprints scanned when entering the UK.

 

The criminal history check is also a good idea given the recent news and reputation Thailand has as a place for criminals to live. Thailand has every right to protect its citizens for marrying those who may have criminal records or at least ensure that this information is known to the marrying party. 

I don’t mind nothing to hide. Apart from Mrs W who would kill me if I marry someone else!

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