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Background info: I am an Australian married (in Thailand) to a Thai woman and have built a home in Yasothon province. I currently have an extension of stay for a retirement visa. My local Amphur is Kham khuean kaeo (pardon any spelling errors)

I went thru the process of getting a residence certificate so that I could get a Thai drivers license. I had success with that, however the traffic department  took the original and now I only have a copy which seems to be worthless. I went back to my local Amphur to get a fresh original and they said no, no - you need to start afresh meaning getting the village chief to come to the local Amphur again.

So I read that a yellow house book is a multi-use document and consequently better than a certificate of residence. I went to my local Amphur to see what is required. The boss said I needed to get my passport translated certifiably into Thai and that needs to be stamped by the Australian embassy. This seems like obfuscation to me as every other Thai bureacracy I have dealt with is happy with sighting an original passport with no need for a translation or embassy stamp. Further how is my embassy expert in Thai, that the translation is correct? The boss spoke in Thai and my wife translated so there is a distinct possibility of mistranslation. My wife says we have got the boss offside and he is exerting his authority.

So my question is: what really is required to get a yellow house book?

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I'm still waiting for mine after submitting all the documents about 2+ months ago at my local Amphur in Bangkok.

 

They basically said there have been a lot of "fake" applications/documents so now they send to MFA to get verified (could be bs who knows?)

 

I supplied copied and translated birth certificate, passport and UK wedding certificate all with UK legalised stamps, Thai Embassy UK stamps and MFA stamps. Other thai docs included wife's tabiaan baan, mortgage docs, house plans etc etc etc etc.

 

Will wait and see...

 

RAZZ

 

 

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18 minutes ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

As you can see from the replies sometimes it’s just as if they don’t want you to have it and create hurdles.

 

Soon the “ I got mine with a passport and 20 baht “ posters will be along to gloat !!

 

I hate gloaters emoji35.pngemoji35.png

 

Unless it’s me gloating of course emoji51.png

 

Yes me......🤣

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The only real hurdles in obtaining mine were a request for a residence certificate from immigration (~40 minutes drive each way) and an interview with the head of the amphur. After submitting all they wanted they made me wait 2 weeks and then called me back to pick up the book. In their defense it really was a busy period in the year. Got my hot pink id a few days later.

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My local Amphur office, Bang Rakam, insist that I must be MARRIED to get a Yellow book.

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Best answer already given is it varies from amphur to amphur.   And some amphurs are just down right not interested in issuing a Yellow Book to a farang.  Kinda like how opening a bank account at some bank branches is hard for farangs, but the branch down the soi makes it easy.  All comes down to local management.

 

For me I got my Yellow Book within the first two weeks of arriving Thailand almost 11 years ago here in my western Bankgok "khet" (a.k.a., amphur in Bangkok).   Just needed the wife's blue book for the land/home we had already purchased here in Bangkok, her Thai ID card, my passport, and another Thai to vouch for me (which was a Toyota sales person we bought I new SUV from).  Nothing needed from my home country embassy or Thai immigration.  Anyway, about 2 hours later and some administration fee of less than Bt100 I had my Yellow Book.  And a few years ago when they finally started issuing Pink ID cards if you had a Yellow Book I went and got a Pink ID in about 30 minutes....only the Yellow Book was needed for that.  The Pink ID card and Yellow Book have the same number.

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Got mine 11 or 12 years ago, took my passport, wife and village headman. Was there over an hour but most of that was them chatting and an occasional question to me. When I moved province I got a letter from them and presented it to my follow on province and was issued with a new book and pink ID card, all in one hour and 60 baht.

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