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BANGKOK 22 March 2019 03:38
Number 6

Acquiring PR with skant Thai language skills

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I've done some reading on PR and I think i could pull it off save for the language drills. Is it absolutely necessary to be relatively conversational, to be able to make a full and complete statement in Thai? Have a chat? I've been teaching the last five years and my Thai language skills have evaporated.

 

I think I could put together a nice package including being employed at some of very notable public schools as well as assisting Thai students obtain foreign scholarships in tens of millions of THB. Married, stable. Meet 3 years work, salary requirements.

 

Is it true the costs are 2-300k??

 

Thank you

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If you married and employed you can skip the PR and go direct for citizenship , Thai skills not needed.

 

indeed PR application is around 200-300K non refundable 

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15 minutes ago, BestB said:

If you married and employed you can skip the PR and go direct for citizenship , Thai skills not needed.

 

indeed PR application is around 200-300K non refundable 

Would you have any idea what is a fair amount to pay a lawyer for the paperwork? Or, is it so personal you'd end up sort of doing it yourself through them anyway?

 

I have a good connection with a Thai attorney, parents of my former student.

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3 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

You are wrong.

The fee to apply for permanent residency is 7,600 baht.

After approved the fee for the resident certificate is 95,700 baht if married to a Than and if not it is 191,400 baht.

I thought it was 200-300 but that is with lawyer fees included, happy to be corrected 

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5 minutes ago, Number 6 said:

Would you have any idea what is a fair amount to pay a lawyer for the paperwork? Or, is it so personal you'd end up sort of doing it yourself through them anyway?

 

I have a good connection with a Thai attorney, parents of my former student.

No idea, only heard around 100-150 k, but again no personal experience of personal quotes 

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2 hours ago, BestB said:

If you married and employed you can skip the PR and go direct for citizenship , Thai skills not needed.

It's correct that you can skip PR if you're married to a Thai national.

 

It is not correct, however, that Thai skills don't need to be demonstrated in that case.

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2 hours ago, BestB said:

If you married and employed you can skip the PR and go direct for citizenship , Thai skills not needed.

If he currently holds citizenship of a country which revokes the citizenship if he acquires another one (for example Germany), this might not be an option for him.

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29 minutes ago, jackdd said:

If he currently holds citizenship of a country which revokes the citizenship if he acquires another one (for example Germany), this might not be an option for him.

Germany has a procedure that allows you to keep your German citizenship. I'd daresay that the requirements to do so are easily met by most Germans who might wish to acquire Thai citizenship.

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34 minutes ago, jackdd said:

If he currently holds citizenship of a country which revokes the citizenship if he acquires another one (for example Germany), this might not be an option for him.

One does not need to renounce citizenship , only to show the intent to renounce it 

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1 hour ago, Caldera said:

It is not correct, however, that Thai skills don't need to be demonstrated in that case.

Actually it is not mandatory but you do get a extra points for Thai language. Also the singing is not required if married to a Thai.

You can find lots of info about it in this topic. dbrenn's story of Thai citizenship application

And PR here. Camerata's Guide to Permanent Residence

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1 hour ago, problemfarang said:

 

Plus you need to sing Thai National Anthem in front of 10-20 people and then next the Royal Anthem to the same people.

Do they also have to prostrate themselves before a photo?

 

I thought it ended with the national anthem. Didn’t realize you also have to more or less pledge allegiance to the man. 

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I also have known PR holders who had zero Thai language skills.. and I mean zero not even 'bad bar thai'.. 

 

They bought thier PR tho with the investor program. 

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ubonjoe is correct about the singing.

 

When I did the interview several years ago it lasted 10-15 mins. The questions at the time (and maybe still are) are standard and easily available. I knew the questions before the interview; the only things that varied in my experience were (i) that 1 or 2 additional questions were asked for example if the answer was of interest and (ii) interview may be cut short if person is fluent in Thai.

 

For me the most difficult aspect was that questions came from different people speaking in different accents and the questions were in random order.

 

People who spoke fluent Thai were in and out in 5 minutes.

 

There is plenty of time to brush up on Thai skils or learn from scratch before the OP would have an interview. (This assumes that after the Election applications can be made later in the year).

 

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