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BANGKOK 23 March 2019 11:56
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Registering a Middle Name for my Newborn

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Hi all my wife just gave birth to a healthy baby boy. I will be going to the ampur in the next couple days to register the birth.

 

My son will have a western first name, Thai middle name, and my last name. I have searched and found some dated info, and it seems there were some challenges.

 

Does anyone have some current information to make the middle name registration easier? Any recent experiences to share?

 

Your help is much appreciated. 

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My daughter has a Western first name and a Thai middle name on her Thai birth certificate, Thai passport and her house book entry. No problems at all.

 

(The Thai birth certificate and house book entry are written only in Thai script).

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The translation on the birth certificate of my son is " Master Ben". I had a really tough time trying to convince Dutch authorities that "no, my son's Iirst name is NOT Master!". Just a warning. Ior the rest it should not be a problem, my son's Thai passport shows his Iirst, middle and surname.

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@Bullie That's not something I would have thought of. A good point for others though.

 

For the benefit of future readers: If this happens ask the translation company to produce an amended translation.

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I would also like to know the current ruling on this.

 

My wife is currently in Chulalongkorn hospital in Bangkok and we are expecting the birth of our first son soon.

 

The hospital staff have categorically said that they will not produce a birth certificate with three names.

 

They do say it is possible outside at the ampur office, but they also said this should be the office in the district where he will live (we live in Koh Samui).

 

I think this is not correct. I have heard that any ampur office can be used .... or should it be a tessaban?

 

So, anyone who's wife have birth in bangkok and managed to get a birth certificate with three names, please let me know from which office.

 

Thanks.

 

Edit: can anyone point me in the direction of the actual law on this subject. Thai or English, so I can read it.

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On 2/11/2019 at 2:13 PM, HTC said:

So, anyone who's wife have birth in bangkok and managed to get a birth certificate with three names, please let me know from which office.

 

I have, from Khet Wattana (via Samitivej Hospital) about 1 year ago. Absolutely no problem at all.

 

Shortly afterwards, my daughter was registered in a house book in the same district. Again, no problem.

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Both my daughters have Western first, middle and surnames - no problem at all.

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Both my daughters have Western first, middle and surnames - no problem at all.
Could you let me know which tesaban office you used or was it also done through a hospital?

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I think the point to remember here is that hospitals do not issue birth certificates. Birth certificates are issued by the District Office upon presentation of the correct paperwork from the hospital.

 

Some (private) hospitals will present the documents for you as a convenience.

 

You always have the option of presenting the documents yourself.

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I think the point to remember here is that hospitals do not issue birth certificates. Birth certificates are issued by the District Office upon presentation of the correct paperwork from the hospital.
 
Some (private) hospitals will present the documents for you as a convenience.
 
You always have the option of presenting the documents yourself.
Indeed and this is what I plan to do. My wife will be calling around the local offices close to where we are at the moment to ask about the process and whether they provide three name certificates and then I will go myself as my wife will need to remain in the hospital for a while after the birth.

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40 minutes ago, HTC said:
On 2/15/2019 at 11:19 AM, blackcab said:
I think the point to remember here is that hospitals do not issue birth certificates. Birth certificates are issued by the District Office upon presentation of the correct paperwork from the hospital.
 
Some (private) hospitals will present the documents for you as a convenience.
 
You always have the option of presenting the documents yourself.

Indeed and this is what I plan to do. My wife will be calling around the local offices close to where we are at the moment to ask about the process and whether they provide three name certificates and then I will go myself as my wife will need to remain in the hospital for a while after the birth.

You just walk along to the local Amphur office with the paper the hospital give you, your passport, her ID card and house book, and a piece of paper with the kids name (as you want it written) on it.

 

Couldn't be easier.

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27 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

You just walk along to the local Amphur office with the paper the hospital give you, your passport, her ID card and house book, and a piece of paper with the kids name (as you want it written) on it.

 

Couldn't be easier.

And then check, check, and check again. They managed to get it wrong 3 times at the Amphur, in spite ov a piece ov paper with the correct spelling AND a copy ov my passport with the same spelling. Virst they levt no spaces between his middle name and double surnames, then they did not write the virst letters o the middle name and the surnames with a capitol letter, then they gave the capitol letter ONLY to the middle name.

In the end it turned out that the computerprogram in the Amphur did not allow vor more than one Capitol in the surname...

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...double surnames

 

A double-barrelled surname?  I bet that confused the Amphur 😄

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Since I've been in Isaan, I've come across two errors with names. First was a German guy whose son was called Tritz (Fritz). And the other was with a friend of mine who was marked down as Yom (Tom).

 

I had my own issues when registering my daughter's birth; though not with her name.

 

10 minutes ago, Bullie said:

And then check, check, and check again.

I'm with Bullie on this 100%.

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5 minutes ago, simon43 said:

 

 

 

A double-barrelled surname?  I bet that confused the Amphur 😄

Ben van Der Burgh. What's convusing about that?

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