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BANGKOK 24 May 2019 19:51
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"Need Passport to Top up BTS Card"

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About a week ago I went to the window at my local BTS station to add some money to my BTS 'rabbit' card and was told that next time I should bring my passport with me. Never happened before. Anyone else hear this? If this is real, does it mean you can no longer top up your card without your passport? If so, what a hassle. 

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Do Thais have to show there I.D. cards when they do the top up ?

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6 minutes ago, Crossy said:

This is being reported all over, including Thaivisa. All Emoney instruments must be registered just like your mobile. 

 

This is a government initiative and also applies to those who have a SevenEleven card.

 

You only need to register once, then reloads will be as normal.

Did not accept at 7eleven, they only accepted real Thai ID card with chip.

Had to use GF's ID card.

 

Any had register their SevenEleven card with foreign passport?

 

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1 minute ago, NE1 said:

Do Thais have to show there I.D. cards when they do the top up ?

 

Yes to register, then you don't need ID to top up.

 

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Just now, donim said:

Did not accept at 7eleven, they only accepted real Thai ID card with chip.

Had to use GF's ID card.

 

Yeah, I remember someone noting that in the earlier thread. Annoying.

 

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Just now, NE1 said:

Do Thais have to show there I.D. cards when they do the top up ?

Just a one time registration.

They, even I was called/messaged on my old phone to re-register the old SIM card. Even I had bought it with showing the passport, the information stored in the system was not accurate.

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I just topped my Rabbit card up from the mobile phone banking app. No need to queue up for that or show any ID as far as Rabbit goes.

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Thai Driving License works ok, or at least it did for me, when I registered a few weeks ago

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This is being reported all over, including Thaivisa. All Emoney instruments must be registered just like your mobile. 
 
This is a government initiative and also applies to those who have a SevenEleven card.
 
You only need to register once, then reloads will be as normal.

And a 7-11 card cards only be registered by sticking a Thai ID card in the reader. They are not set up to take passports. Solution, apply for Thai citizenship.
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7 hours ago, Date Masamune said:


And a 7-11 card cards only be registered by sticking a Thai ID card in the reader. They are not set up to take passports. Solution, apply for Thai citizenship.

 

Yeah, I remember someone noting that in the earlier thread. Annoying.

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18 hours ago, NE1 said:

Do Thais have to show there I.D. cards when they do the top up ?

Yes

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19 hours ago, NE1 said:

Do Thais have to show there I.D. cards when they do the top up ?

 

They need to show their ID one time to register the card. No need to show their ID after that when they top up.

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