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Yellow Book - Wife's Property We Don't Live In?

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My wife and I recently moved back to Thailand and we're renting a place in Bangkok at the moment.  We'll eventually settle down someplace outside of Bangkok and may buy or just continue to rent. 

 

My wife owns a house up in her hometown but neither of us really want to live there (too far out in the sticks).  We just use it when we go to visit her family. 

 

Her Blue Book is from that property and I was wondering if it made sense to just have my wife add me so I can get a yellow book. 

 

It seems like a bigger hassle to get my landlord to add me and given that we plan on making at least one more move and possibly a few more moves over the coming years, I would rather not keep going through the same process over and over again. 

 

I know that when we bought a car, the dealership sent all of the insurance paperwork to my wife's address in her hometown.  Not sure if that was a mistake or if the dealer was required to send everything to the residence listed on the Blue Book. 

 

I also don't want to run into issues where I'm told I can only do something back up at the local office (immigration, etc) because that's where my yellow book says I live. 

 

Any thoughts? 

 

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As far as I'm aware only Thai nationals can be in a blue book.

Think what you mean is to apply for a yellow house book at your wife's house pretty pointles if your not living there very much doubt you could use it for anything outside the given province of your wife's house.

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As above, not much use having a yellow book for a place you dont live in, plus you would need to go the ampher where the wifes property is (and prove you live there) to get the yellow book. If yellow book says you live in wifes hometown then thats the immigration office you would need to use, license address etc. You dont get added to the blue book to get a yellow book, we cant go in blue book.

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don't bother nothing to be gained anyway

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3 hours ago, fourpack said:

As far as I'm aware only Thai nationals can be in a blue book.

Think what you mean is to apply for a yellow house book at your wife's house pretty pointles if your not living there very much doubt you could use it for anything outside the given province of your wife's house.

Yes, I got that process wrong.  I was thinking she would add me as residing in her book so that I could get a yellow book. 

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3 hours ago, Peterw42 said:

As above, not much use having a yellow book for a place you dont live in, plus you would need to go the ampher where the wifes property is (and prove you live there) to get the yellow book. If yellow book says you live in wifes hometown then thats the immigration office you would need to use, license address etc. You dont get added to the blue book to get a yellow book, we cant go in blue book.

Was mostly looking to do it to then get an ID card.  Was just reading another thread about someone having problems at Kasikorn getting a new debit card with a PIN because they wanted to see his passport from 22 years ago and some of the hassles he encountered as a result of some computer systems being set up to accept a Thai ID which never changes vs a passport which expires every 10 years. 

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With the consent of the blue book holder you can apply for your yellow book. As you plan to change your residence several times before you settle somewhere for the long term, you may want to wait getting the yellow book until you settle down.

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If the IO where you actually reside (and do your 90 day reporting) is the same as your yellow book residence, it's feasible. Otherwise, it's not.

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Oh well.  Was worth asking.  Thanks 🙂

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31 minutes ago, digibum said:

Was mostly looking to do it to then get an ID card.  Was just reading another thread about someone having problems at Kasikorn getting a new debit card with a PIN because they wanted to see his passport from 22 years ago and some of the hassles he encountered as a result of some computer systems being set up to accept a Thai ID which never changes vs a passport which expires every 10 years. 

The ID card comes from having the yellowbook,the yellow book generates the ID number etc, Its the same information. Most amphears the ID takes 5 minutes to print out after you have a yellow book. Yes a good idea to start with ID card instead of passport for bank, license etc.

Keep in mind if you open a bank account using ID card the account name is in Thai as per the ID. That is then what you use to operate the account  ((renew licence), you cant use passport to operate a Thai name account and vica versa.

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15 hours ago, Peterw42 said:

As above, not much use having a yellow book for a place you dont live in, plus you would need to go the ampher where the wifes property is (and prove you live there) to get the yellow book. If yellow book says you live in wifes hometown then thats the immigration office you would need to use, license address etc. You dont get added to the blue book to get a yellow book, we cant go in blue book.

 

12 hours ago, Peterw42 said:

The ID card comes from having the yellowbook,the yellow book generates the ID number etc, Its the same information. Most amphears the ID takes 5 minutes to print out after you have a yellow book. Yes a good idea to start with ID card instead of passport for bank, license etc.

Keep in mind if you open a bank account using ID card the account name is in Thai as per the ID. That is then what you use to operate the account  ((renew licence), you cant use passport to operate a Thai name account and vica versa.

I use my pink ID card at Kasikorn Bank. Now I don't have to worry about old passports.

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Not sure what you are trying to get "added" to, but you cannot be added to a blue book. You can get your own yellow book if you can prove you bought the place with your money(not 100% sure about this) and your wife agrees to grant partial ownership to you.

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5 minutes ago, paulbrow said:

Not sure what you are trying to get "added" to, but you cannot be added to a blue book. You can get your own yellow book if you can prove you bought the place with your money(not 100% sure about this) and your wife agrees to grant partial ownership to you.

The yellow book is your normal place of residence nothing to do with who bought it, you should question your wife about your “ partial ownership “ !

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7 minutes ago, paulbrow said:

Not sure what you are trying to get "added" to, but you cannot be added to a blue book. You can get your own yellow book if you can prove you bought the place with your money(not 100% sure about this) and your wife agrees to grant partial ownership to you.

Wrong info.

A yellow house book is based upon a blue house book with consent of the head of household shown in it.

You do not have to be the owner.

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