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My partner talking to her friend today. She's  married to Aussie 20+ years, but they have never done the Thai wedding. She asked her why not.  Answer was , if she marries here, and takes Farang name, she looses her Thai family name. Therefore she can no longer legally purchase land here. 

I realise TiT, but sounds bit of a stretch to me.  Anyone enlighten me before l put my foot in it too deep.

 

An' don't call me Surely

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Yes, we all know that scenario. Just looking for constructive comments thanks.

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Thanks, now l can pass on to her something more legit than heresay an gossip

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It was probably true when they wanted to get married 20+ years ago. I had same problem. girlfriend 5 months pregnant and we flew to the UK did a registry office wedding and came back. At that time, 1991, we still needed to buy land and build a house which we couldn't do if she was married. But we needed married to get the coming child a nationality which at that time had to be Brit.

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1 minute ago, Lungstib said:

It was probably true when they wanted to get married 20+ years ago.

 

Yes, the law was recinded relatively recently, no idea exactly when mind.

 

Even now some government officials are quoting the old rules.

 

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3 minutes ago, Lungstib said:

It was probably true when they wanted to get married 20+ years ago. I had same problem. girlfriend 5 months pregnant and we flew to the UK did a registry office wedding and came back. At that time, 1991, we still needed to buy land and build a house which we couldn't do if she was married. But we needed married to get the coming child a nationality which at that time had to be Brit.

You don’t have to be married for your children to be British citizens, not now anyway.

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Married to Thai 5 years ago.  Afterwards, purchased a house in her changed name with no

problems at all.

 

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That was the case many years ago. I had a colleague who would umphur divorce so wife could buy house then remarry. Claimed they had 7 houses.

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5 minutes ago, Mark1066 said:

You don’t have to be married for your children to be British citizens, not now anyway.

not now, no, but 20+ yrs ago was quoted and rules changed around 2006 

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We have been married for over 13 years.

My Wife took my name and has never had any problems whatsoever.

Apart from being stuck with me.

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I think that law was rescinded in the "people's constitution" in 1997.  It was certainly gone by the time I got married in 2004.

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