Jump to content
BANGKOK

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Patriot

Thai IDs for Foreigners and their beneifts

Recommended Posts

40 minutes ago, roath said:

Well done for getting PR. Yes, I should have mentioned that the number for foreigners with PR does change.

 

Is your card for life as normally photo ID cards are only issued (even to Thai nationals) with only 10 years validity?

Getting a life ID comes with age. Thai nationals over the age of 60 have life IDs; those under 60 have IDs for ten years. As I am over 60, my ID is for life. I view Thai IDs frequently in my business with village farmers. Surprising, many IDs have expired because they forget to go in and renew them. Too much bother I think. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Michael, did you stay in the same tambon when you moved house. I seem to remember when I acquired my yellow book a few years ago I was advised ( by whom I can’t remember) that if one remains in the same tambon then renewing the yellow book is not essential????

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, gamini said:

 

If you have a pink ID card. The police will always accept it  instead of a passport. Banks have always required a passport for any transactions but will now accept a pink card. In most cases using the pink card will get you in the  parks and other places at the Thai price.  But what it really means is that it replaces your passport, for most uses in Thailand. You can put it in your wallet and keep your passport in a safe place at home. It also had another good use since it has your name and address on it and is, therefore, proof of residence for any purpose.

 

 

 

"But what it really means is that it replaces your passport, for most uses in Thailand. You can put it in your wallet and keep your passport in a safe place at home. It also had another good use since it has your name and address on it and is, therefore, proof of residence for any purpose."

 

Not sure that it categorically 'replaces your passport'.

 

Budget airline once refused to accept my pink card at airline  check-in and another time to board an aircraft (domestic flight). 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, Patriot said:

Michael, did you stay in the same tambon when you moved house. I seem to remember when I acquired my yellow book a few years ago I was advised ( by whom I can’t remember) that if one remains in the same tambon then renewing the yellow book is not essential????

Patriot, I moved to a different tambon. From tambon Muang to tambon Charamae. I also do not have a yellow house registration book. Because of my PR, I am in wife's blue house registration book. Actually, I have never seen a yellow book. Years ago when Thais did not have a book they had these large F4 sheets of paper for house registration. I believe I was the first to get the "farang" house registration in Ubon in 1999. This was called a temporary house registration. Same large F4 size but a lighter blue colour. Once I got PR in 2004, I moved straight into my wife's blue house registration book. I think the yellow books came in about 2005-6 or thereabouts. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Michael I’ll probably change to my wife’s address when my lease expires as long as it’s not too complicated to change the yellow book 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It seems reading most of the comments here then the pink id is more exceptable than it was when i got mine about 18 months ago, then there was hardly a good word said about it, can't comment one way or another yet as i have'nt used mine, but it sounds more encouraging! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, maxcorrigan said:

It seems reading most of the comments here then the pink id is more exceptable than it was when i got mine about 18 months ago, then there was hardly a good word said about it, can't comment one way or another yet as i have'nt used mine, but it sounds more encouraging! 

 

Well the card itself hasn't changed.

 

The negatives, as some would possibly see the situation:

 

- The holders name is in Thai script, not English.

 

- On the back it says the holder cannot go more than 30 / 40 (can't t remember which) away from issuing office.

 

I've had, within the last 12 months:

 

- Refusal to accept the card at airline check-in, and separately,

 

- Refusal to accept at the boarding gate.

 

I've seen another comment, different forum, where farang tried to use it to open a bank account but wanted the account name / name in bank pass book to be in English, bank refused that and said yes to opening the account but in Thai script.

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, roath said:

Once you gone through the hoops at the local Amphur, and have been issued with a national identification number (starting with 6- for foreigners) by the Thai government, the process of transferring registration from province to province should in theory (in theory, I would emphasise!!) be no more onerous than for a Thai person changing their house registration

hi  ...can you get a pink card if you own a condo , and i only  have a blue coloured registration book......  is the  yellow book just for houses?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, daytraderuk99 said:

hi  ...can you get a pink card if you own a condo , and i only  have a blue coloured registration book......  is the  yellow book just for houses?

You certainly can get a Pink ID card with the blue registration book. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, daytraderuk99 said:

hi  ...can you get a pink card if you own a condo , and i only  have a blue coloured registration book......  is the  yellow book just for houses?

 

1 minute ago, Michael Hare said:

You certainly can get a Pink ID card with the blue registration book. 

You cant get Pink ID using a only blue book, Pink ID is based on you being in a yellow book, the yellow book process generates you citizen number to go on the ID.

 

You can get a yellow book/ ID for a condo.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, scorecard said:

- On the back it says the holder cannot go more than 30 / 40 (can't t remember which) away from issuing office.

The statement is a lost in translation thing, it basically says (or means) not transferable, if you move to another province you get another ID from that province.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, scorecard said:

 

Well the card itself hasn't changed.

 

The negatives, as some would possibly see the situation:

 

- The holders name is in Thai script, not English.

 

- On the back it says the holder cannot go more than 30 / 40 (can't t remember which) away from issuing office.

 

I've had, within the last 12 months:

 

- Refusal to accept the card at airline check-in, and separately,

 

- Refusal to accept at the boarding gate.

 

I've seen another comment, different forum, where farang tried to use it to open a bank account but wanted the account name / name in bank pass book to be in English, bank refused that and said yes to opening the account but in Thai script.

 

 

 

 

I prefer having my name written in the Thai script. That way, Thai people can pronounce my name correctly Mr Michael Hare. Right every time. When it is written in English script they look at it and say Mr Michelle Haa-ree. Wrong every time.

 

When I got my first five year smart card driving licence seven years ago my name was written in Thai script in the first box ( which has the issue date and expiry date in Thai) and my Pink ID number printed in. Three years ago when I renewed it for another five years they printed my name in English script in both boxes and refused to put my ID number in. Instead my passport number went in. I asked why print my name in English in the Thai box. The reply "this is the law!" I also asked why put my passport number in because my passport expires in four months time and my new passport will have a new number whereas the ID card number is for life. Again, "all foreigners must have their passport number on their driving licence" was the reply.

 

I have investigated this further and found out that they are wrong and my ID card number should be there. Just a little thing. I will see what is written when I get my next five-year driving licence in 2020. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

 

You cant get Pink ID using a only blue book, Pink ID is based on you being in a yellow book, the yellow book process generates you citizen number to go on the ID.

 

You can get a yellow book/ ID for a condo.

Excuse me Peter. I have a blue house registration book and a pink ID card. The pink ID card is for foreigners living here long-term. It can be issued for a holder of a blue registration book or a yellow registration book. Both books have one's citizen numbers. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Michael Hare said:

Excuse me Peter. I have a blue house registration book and a pink ID card. The pink ID card is for foreigners living here long-term. It can be issued for a holder of a blue registration book or a yellow registration book. Both books have one's citizen numbers. 

You must have  permanent residency, Unless you have permanent residency, you cant be in a blue book, blue book is for Thais only. For everyone else, they cant go in a blue book and therefore get a yellow book, and that process creates there ID number.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

You must have  permanent residency, Unless you have permanent residency, you cant be in a blue book, blue book is for Thais only. For everyone else, they cant go in a blue book and therefore get a yellow book, and that process creates there ID number.

Yes I do have PR, but people that own a condo also have the blue book. The blue book is for the owner of the building, house or condo. It does not belong to a particular person. When you sell the house or condo the blue book is transferred to the new owner. Daytrader99 above must own his own condo and therefore has the legal ownership blue house registration book. If you read the forum on Thai visas etc you will find this information clearly written there. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...