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11 hours ago, observer90210 said:

I also was considering the Pink ID card just to avoid hangling my passport around.

 

But what if the Police challenge you to produce a passport despite having the pink ID card ?...as the ID card does not show when you entered the kingdom, what visa you have and if you have overstayed ?...or am I wrong ?

I have travelled in country with a copy of the front page of my passport for 8 years now, never a problem.

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I used it to buy a car on credit, and he wrote up the agreement and stated it in my name only, wifey has no need to sign. IT'S MINE, my car, My named debt and my finance....Should I be happy?

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13 hours ago, Peterw42 said:

The first step is getting yellow book from local Ampher, ID is 5 minute job after you get yellow book, all the same information. All Ampers are often different but usually certified translation of passport, blue book, Thai witnesses. Lots of old threads on the topic.

 

It's basically automatic if you have Thai permanent residency (PR).

 

The subject line - "Thai ID for foreigners...."   In reality this card is not granting / indicating that you have Thai citizenship.  

 

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Used my pink I'd card to get discounted Thai price to local National park in Lampang district. One park allowed me at Thai price a different park didn't however on a second visit to the same park I finally got discounted local national price.  Also accepted at post office and Bangkok Airways flight BKK to Lampang. I obviously carried my passport in my pocket just in case. They are useful to have at only 100 baht. Wish they did ID cards in UK that would cut down on credit card fraud. 

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How much is pink card ?

Where do I get ?

What do I need to get ?

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In theory, the pink ID card is worthless.

For example, if you turn it, it says that it is only valid in your home province.
In practice, it works everywhere.

I have my card for two years and it has worked everywhere. Hotels like Mariotte and Hilton accept it even though they must have passport information and TM number from the alien's passport. They just register you as a Thai citizen.
Why does it work?
Because 99% of all Thai people do not know what it is. Nobody wants to lose his face, so they just smile and accept it as if it was a blue Thai ID card.

When I went to Siam Park City in Bangkok, my Thai wife had to pay 500 baht entrance fee, I myself didn´t have to pay any entrance fee. 

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Proof of address in Thailand is a good thing to have.

Also helps at local Thai hospital(easier for receptionist if your Thai speaking is not good)

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Got me into the Hot Springs National Pk, at Fang for 50 baht instead of 500 baht, so aready having a cost of obtaining it at 6O baht, I'm well ahead.

 

Have used at Resorts for check in.Its a novelty. Majority of Thais have never seen it or been aware of .Obviously the rulers didnt explain to  Thais what they were doing issuing it.

 

It also has my blood group and finger prints for ID in case of an accident.

 

Of course if you change address  you start the process of getting one over again.

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The best thing about the Pink Card is that you can get the Thai price on virtually any service. 

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1 hour ago, noahvail said:

It’s a great convenience. Domestic flight check-ins. Hotel check-ins, Thai price anywhere I’ve used it. Phone and SIM card purchases. Warranty registrations. Bonus is the change in attitude that occurs when you show it.

I wanted to buy a sim for one of my visitors. True wouldn’t accept my card so I went to AIS who happily accepted it. Typically True

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I just show my Thai driving licence for hotels and as ID in banks etc. It has never been a problem. I dont take internal flights.

As a precaution I also carry a laminated copy of the relevant two pages of my passport but I have never been asked for it.

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You're making a bit of a meal of this. It's worth having if you can get it without too much hassle. 

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33 minutes ago, Paulbuick1 said:

Used my pink I'd card to get discounted Thai price to local National park in Lampang district. One park allowed me at Thai price a different park didn't however on a second visit to the same park I finally got discounted local national price.  Also accepted at post office and Bangkok Airways flight BKK to Lampang. I obviously carried my passport in my pocket just in case. They are useful to have at only 100 baht. Wish they did ID cards in UK that would cut down on credit card fraud. 

100 baht? You were overcharged!

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1 hour ago, Peterw42 said:

Not sure but thats what a domestic check-in counter once advised me, they accept pink ID for a thai name booking. (probably more theoretical) but explains why pink ID not always excepted for an english name booking. 

 

 

I flew to Bangkok and back last weekend. Both my wife and I were booked on Thai Smile in English names. As always, my Pink ID was automatically accepted without hesitation. 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Sparkles said:

Got me into the Hot Springs National Pk, at Fang for 50 baht instead of 500 baht, so aready having a cost of obtaining it at 6O baht, I'm well ahead.

 

Have used at Resorts for check in.Its a novelty. Majority of Thais have never seen it or been aware of .Obviously the rulers didnt explain to  Thais what they were doing issuing it.

 

It also has my blood group and finger prints for ID in case of an accident.

 

Of course if you change address  you start the process of getting one over again.

Where on the card does it show your fingerprints and blood group? Maybe you mean in the database.

 

I changed my address three years ago. Getting a new ID card was easy. Just had to have the new house registration book which will show your transfer from the old address to the new address. 

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