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23 hours ago, hereforgood said:

Was going to have my Lawyer take care of this for me till I found out that having one means very little and he suggested not bothering. 

 

But w/out the Yellow Book 📙 you can't obtain the Pink Card 💳 

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19 hours ago, 86Tiger said:

I asked wife about getting, of course she knew nothing but says 'I ask Father.'  Couple days later she out of blue says 'Father say yellow book for you good idea.'  So she and FIL went down to amphur, asked around, figured out what was needed.

 

I took my passport to town for a translation.  Few days later with translation in hand and whatever she learned was needed, we all go down to amphur, village honcho and his deputy met us there.  I sat in chair holding baby for about 30 minute while all the others were attending to business at the counter (we were only ones there).  After about 30 min they call me to counter, signature couple times and wife says 'finish Tilak' so out the front door we all go.  In car I ask what's up she says 'finish, come back 2 week pick up yellow book.'  So that was it.  Went back, they ask wife to read all to insure correct.  Then ask her if I want ID card.  We say sure so step to next window for photo, wait 15 minutes and out door with yellow book and pink ID.

 

I say mine was really easy, but I have no idea what FIL, wife and village honcho had to do for my successful result.

 

 

And ignore the grumpy "it's useless" crowd.  I don't have to go to immigration to get address validation.  That alone is worth effort for me.

 

 

YMMV

Similar experience.

About  5 or  6 years back my wife was encouraging me to go and obtain  this yellow book. At that time it did not require any certificate of residence issued by  Immigration because up until that time the Amphur could issue such a document as did even many years earlier as a Bangkok Bank requirement to open an account. I saw no genuine advantage so I took no action until early this  year. That required a visit to Immigration.

With my wife present I supplied my passport, marriage certificate and translation of, wife's ID card, Immigration residency document,and copies of all of those.

The process took about 1 hour. Most of that was due to the amount of time the person doing it was pedantic in entering all details , checking, doubting, checking, confirming with my wife, checking until eventually printing out the yellow book. Another  25 minutes to go through next process  to get  the pink ID card. Most of that time was due to a frantic search for a pack of blank pink cards eventually  found  buried under a stack of the standard Thai citizen ones.

It dawned  on me afterwards  that because both the  yellow book and the  pink card are completely printed in Thai that the person who appeared to be pedantic was maybe actually a little paranoid about making a translation mistake of my name because  that is what he repeatedly asked  my wife about. I am not sure why he did not simply use what is on the Thai  marriage certificate.

However that might explain why many report here that certified translations are required of passports etc ?

It has always amused me that my Bangkok Bank account name spelling is quite incorrect since day 1 and never has that been noted even when at times an obligatory copy of my passport has been required for some banking procedures. It has only been a small inconvenience in terms of  inter banking transfers to remember to use the incorrect spelling on my Thai receiving account. lol

 

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1 hour ago, Boon Mee said:

But w/out the Yellow Book 📙 you can't obtain the Pink Card 💳 

And why would I need that ? In my almost 16 years living here never yet had the need

 

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16 minutes ago, Dumbastheycome said:

However that might explain why many report here that certified translations are required of passports etc ?

The official translation of your name is what they want. Moreover the official translation of your name on your passport should match any other official translation you're using to prove residence such as that on the Chanote. Thing to do is ask the translator of your passport, before that translation is officially approved, to match the previous translation. (Your name can likely be translated several ways in Thai. I have several different translations scattered around on various documents.)

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21 hours ago, couchpotato said:

I am in Pattaya. I had an agent do my yellow book application at a cost of 2,000 baht. Only extra was a certified copy of my passport (maybe 1,000 baht..can't remember). I gave her any stuff she required and one week later I had my Yellow Book. I did not have to go to the Amphur. So for me this was a good way to go. 

The Pink card afterwards was a one hour job at Banglamung. 

Which agent did you use.

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53 minutes ago, BigStar said:

The official translation of your name is what they want. Moreover the official translation of your name on your passport should match any other official translation you're using to prove residence such as that on the Chanote. Thing to do is ask the translator of your passport, before that translation is officially approved, to match the previous translation. (Your name can likely be translated several ways in Thai. I have several different translations scattered around on various documents.)

Agree. That is why I thought that it would have been easier and  faster  to use the Marriage  Certificate version as already there. But  maybe he had doubts about the accuracy? I don't know, can't read Thai.

 

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On 5/22/2020 at 7:43 AM, Mama Noodle said:

 

Marriage certificate, wife blue book/ID card among other things. 

 

But the end of the day getting a yellow book varies widely from amphor to amphor so the only way to do it would be to prepare yourself for the run around nonsense and go there and ask. 


My first one was easy enough, just alot of running around. When we sold our old house and bought a new one, I didn't even do anything to change the Yellow book, the wife just went there and took care of it. 

Why Marriage Certificate you don't have to be married to get a yellow tabien ban. 

 

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5 minutes ago, fourpack said:

Why Marriage Certificate you don't have to be married to get a yellow tabien ban. 

 

One poster on here has stated that he was refused a yellow book because he wasn’t married ( Phitsanulock I believe ).

 

My Amphur required a certified copy of my passport, birth certificate and decree nisi!!

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On 5/22/2020 at 7:44 AM, Dumbastheycome said:

Letter of residence from  Immigration.

Don't forget your money.555555

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On 5/22/2020 at 7:49 AM, MartinL said:

Depends on the requirements of YOUR local Amphur or Tessaban office.

 

Attached is list FOR MY LOCAL TESSABAN, from a few years ago - yours might be entirely different. 

 

Check with them first.

 

 

Docs. for Yellow Book.pdf 313.2 kB · 19 downloads

Much the same required from Hua Hin.  They need a certified translation if your name into Thai.

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They are worse than Thai Immigration. Each office and sometimes the person at the desk, make up their own rules. 

 

In the Nongpure office, a few years ago, the lady demanded I have a 90 Day report in my passport, because some others had it. I tried to explain to her that I travelled in and out of Thailand every 2-3 weeks and did not need to do 90 day reports. She got anger and said she would not process the application without it.

 

I then went to the Jomtien Immigration office and they just laughed and said, not needed. Ended up doing a TM30 and bring that back to her. She was then happy.

 

So as others have said just go in and let them decide what else they may want. Best to take a happy drug first. lol

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1 hour ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

One poster on here has stated that he was refused a yellow book because he wasn’t married ( Phitsanulock I believe ).

 

My Amphur required a certified copy of my passport, birth certificate and decree nisi!!

I know many who are single with yellow book for rented condos. First book I got was when I was single. 

 

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1 hour ago, Andrew Dwyer said:

One poster on here has stated that he was refused a yellow book because he wasn’t married ( Phitsanulock I believe ).

And of course their is no such requirement mentioned in the Civil Registration Act, but these Government officials are free to set the bar at their personal whim.

 

A friend of mine had the same issue at a different Amphoe, in the same Province.

First he needed to be married, two years later he was, but then he needed to own property, which they were building. On completion, he then wanted his Passport translating and legalising by the MFA.

Even then he was refused again requiring a copy of his birth certificate translated and legalised by the MFA as proof of his parents names (he refused to accept his affidavit for marriage, which he'd already accepted once when they married).

 

Frustrated he complained to the Provincial office.

They suggested they registered him on my Yellow book as living at my address.

Then 3 weeks later (as if he was now moving) return and have him removed from my book and they'd issue a form for him to present to his own Amphoe.

Because he'd already been registered in one book, the procedure was different just to obtain a new book in a different Amphoe. Worked a treat, no questions asked.

 

So there's always more than one way to circumvent the system.

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47 minutes ago, fourpack said:

I know many who are single with yellow book for rented condos. First book I got was when I was single. 

 

Wasn’t doubting that single guys can get the yellow book too, depending on the Amphur.

My example was of someone who was refused because he was single.

In a nutshell, different rules at different Amphur’s.

The OP is gonna get plenty of advice on this thread but unless it relates to his Amphur it is not guaranteed to work for him.

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