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40 minutes ago, Hans Rayong said:

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.

This comes up in every thread about Pink ID cards, as explained when I got my pink ID, the statement on the back is a lost in translation thing, it means "not transferable" to another province, it is valid as ID in another province and you are free to travel to another Province but if you move permanently to another province you need to get a new ID from that province. A bit like a license back home, if you  move to another state, you get a license from the new state.

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55 minutes ago, themerg said:

How much is pink card ?

Where do I get ?

What do I need to get ?

Lots of old threads on the topic, from your local ampher, requirements vary. Actual cost is 50-100 baht. Cost to provide the required documents for your local Ampher may be more, translations, trip to BKK or your embassy etc.

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15 hours ago, happylarry said:

 My bank has accepted the pink card also i have used it to book into hotels. The post office accepts it as id when collecting ems packages. I have got into tourist attractions at Thai prices with it. 

Its been quite useful since I got it and my passport stays in my safe.

The post office in Pattaya refused mine and all I wanted to do was send a parcel home (Thailand)

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12 hours ago, Sheryl said:

If anyone has successfully used it at Khao Yai please let me know - that would motivate me to get one as I live near it and have occasion to use that road.

I would like to know also as I am planning to go that way down to Chonburi.

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It's just another piece of ID.  Imho, more is better.  It separates you as a long-stay non-resident from the tourists. 

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1 hour 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. 

As I have already said, the post office in Pattaya refused my pink card.

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1 hour ago, Hans Rayong said:

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. 

Nana Hotel would not accept my pink card, I have had no advantage at all since I got it.

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2 hours 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'm flying to Bangers from Ubon on Tuesday so will try the ID, PP as back-up

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As mentioned before: Its only legal validity is within the Ampur it was issued, and only at the local authorities. For any other use it is up to the other party to accept it or not. And it's definitely not a passport replacement. E.i my bank will only accept it if I open an account with my name in Thai script (which makes sense to me).

 

I guess that most of us get it to "prove" that we are "local" and not tourists, and hope they will treat us as Thai at National Parks etc. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. No harm to have it, and should not complain if they don't accept it.

 

 

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2 hours 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 used mine at Udon Thani flying with AirAsia to Phuket, no issue, straight through.

 

I had an issue on the way back at Phuket aiprport to Udon Thani, check in staff lady said, no sir I require your passport and gave me back my pink ID card, I said, this is a domestic flight isn't it, yes sir, can I ask do Thai's need their passports when flying domestic flights, no sir, then why won't you accept my ID card, because you are a farang sir, and all farangs are required to provide their passports, wasn't going to get into an argument with this pretty little thing, so I said, oh ok, then that makes me feel special then, here you go and I handed over my passport, she seemed uneasy, so I tried to make her feel a little better by saying, I am glad you told me that because the staff at Udon Thani let me through without asking for my passport, and was now thinking that I didn't need to take my passport on domestic flights, so I would have a problem in the future wouldn't I, yes sir you would as she smiled, and said always carry your passport sir, and I just smiled and said I would love to just &^%$# over.

 

Apart from that give it with my Thai drivers licence at the usual roadside police check, get the salute and on my way.

 

One thing you forgot to mention when getting the yellow book Peterw42, the amount of paperwork, witnesses and time waiting to get it....lol, but its a one off, not like immigration every year, same bundle of paperwork.

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27 minutes ago, Patriot said:

I'm flying to Bangers from Ubon on Tuesday so will try the ID, PP as back-up

I have flown from/to Samui on a bike licence (& bkk airways resident cardcard). 

HTH

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2 hours 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.

But this I can do too only with my Thai driving license or my passport. So NO benefits in real.

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Most domestic airlines seem to accept it (the notable exception being AirAsia). I use mine as ID when picking up prescriptions at hospitals or, if needed, registering at hospital admissions to see a doctor.

 

It can also be useful handing to police if they are undergoing checks. As others have said, they don't really know what to make of it and normally let you go your way.

 

For example, there was a police raid at a karaoke bar I was at the other night. I was the only farang. I'm not sure what they were looking for, but I gave them my pink ID card. They passed it around, gave me a salute and let me get on with my beer in peace.

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2 minutes ago, snowgard said:

But this I can do too only with my Thai driving license or my passport. So NO benefits in real.

Your post highlights the inconsistency that Thai workers have in understanding and implementing laws and regulations. Even though my Two Thai Drivers Licenses have never been accepted for the items I listed, you and I actually have no argument.

 

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9 minutes ago, noahvail said:

Your post highlights the inconsistency that Thai workers have in understanding and implementing laws and regulations. Even though my Two Thai Drivers Licenses have never been accepted for the items I listed, you and I actually have no argument.

 

 

 

 

"have never been accepted for the items I listed, you and I actually have no argument."

 

 

Come back?..

 

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