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BANGKOK 23 March 2019 21:39
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It's a crime: Foreigners marrying Thais now subject to fingerprints taken for criminal background

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So what about Farlangs that want to marry Thai women in Thailand for convenience purposes and don`t have criminal records?

 

And how do the Thai police intend to check if foreigners have criminal records? Is there some kind of international police criminal record database?

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4 hours ago, bkkcanuck8 said:

The issue is the reason stated for the criminal record check -- is the responsibility of the immigration department with regards to issuing a fiancé / marriage visa -- not some two bit local provincial administrative department.  You do not get the right to reside here because of marriage, only that that is one avenue to apply for a visa ... but visas can always be denied to people that the government deems not worthy.   As such the regulation change is just racist or xenophobic if they are requiring the check only on the foreigner (for permission to get married).   

They don't offer "marriage visas" in Thailand. They are only extensions and married foreigners still have to jump through hoops to get them. A lot prefer the retirement extension option because of all the fuss they make to renew the marriage extensions.

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Hehehehe just a post to stir up all the paranoid posters here and man o man has it worked

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6 hours ago, 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. 

Absolutely!!!!   Think of the poor suckers who lose their house, land, money to some conniving female.  It cuts both ways!!!

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What happens if they marry in China or the UK? Will the foreign husband still need to be fingerprinted?

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4 hours ago, saakura said:

In the US, they would do a cavity search.

Is that from personal experience or a secret desire? Such invasive "body cavity" searches require a court order and are performed by a licensed physician.

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23 minutes ago, tropo said:

They don't offer "marriage visas" in Thailand. They are only extensions and married foreigners still have to jump through hoops to get them. A lot prefer the retirement extension option because of all the fuss they make to renew the marriage extensions.

So glad I moved my family to the UK no silly by-laws and whimsical hoops to jump through for the amusement of some petty bureaucrat here. We can visit our summer house in Spain if we start to get the winter blues. And visit Thailand for a few weeks before the fun starts to run out. So nice living in a democratic country with real rules and values. 

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5 hours ago, trainman34014 said:

Next up...Eye Scanning, DNA Samples, Wallet Searches Et al !

I think the missus-to-be would have already conducted the odd wallet-check. 

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5 hours ago, colinneil said:

Good job i am not planning to get married again.:cheesy: 

One wife not enough for a guy in a wheel chair? " Ah but a man's reach should exceed his grasp...."

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Funny, over the last 6 years I can get any checkup I want approved almost on the stop as long as I have 1000 Baht in my pocket

 

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3 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

One wife not enough for a guy in a wheel chair? " Ah but a man's reach should exceed his grasp...."

One wife I agree who wants more otherwise a talk fest! As long as you have a boner Who cares about the reach. PS One day you will be in same situation!

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1 hour ago, WHYWHY said:

I hate that word Farang 

So if that's the case maybe Thai women should also be checked 

To insure they are marriage for the right reason for Love not Money 

Actually, it is not as pejorative as the Japanese gaijin or the Chinese gweiloh, both which imply an inferior species. Simply means you are not Thai.

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13 minutes ago, Jackin1960 said:

So glad I moved my family to the UK no silly by-laws and whimsical hoops to jump through for the amusement of some petty bureaucrat here. We can visit our summer house in Spain if we start to get the winter blues. And visit Thailand for a few weeks before the fun starts to run out. So nice living in a democratic country with real rules and values. 

True It sums up what they will lose, The Junta has lost the plot!

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