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What is the Certificate of Residence and who qualifies?

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Hello everyone...

Any knowledgeable expats out there care to answer this one..

People with such a certificate are seemingly allowed to enter the country.
I’m stuck outside.

Does a 30 year lease mean anything in relation to this requirement I wonder.

Very hard to get any info from the government... of course..

 

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6 minutes ago, Mahseer said:

Certificate of entry is what you are referring to:

 

http://www.thaiembassy.org/abudhabi/contents/files/news-20200609-205147-781608.pdf

I and most of the rest of us retirees are not addressed in the PDF above.  At least, that's the way I read it.  This PDF refers to only two groups of people:

  • 1. Staff of diplomatic, consular missions, International Organizations, or representatives of foreign governments performing their duties in the Kingdom of Thailand
  • 2. Persons with work permit or permission from Thai Government agencies to work in the Kingdom
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7 minutes ago, MrBrad said:

I and most of the rest of us retirees are not addressed in the PDF above.  At least, that's the way I read it.  This PDF refers to only two groups of people:

Pretty certain I have seen a recently expanded list that includes those married to Thai nationals.

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14 minutes ago, Peterw42 said:

You are confusing a resident certificate from immigration, and a certificate of residence (the document that says you are a permanent resident).

Oh so it is like the guy who tried to get into the football game with his passport thinking it was a sports pass.

 

Okay back to reality whatever that is.  Thanks Peter for the clarification, most of us do not know details about permanent residence and the associated certificate of residence(never saw one until your post above).

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4 hours ago, scorecard said:

 

You can't apply for PR at any date that you choose. There's an annual window of time when applications are accepted.

 

There's a personal interview. A very high % of PR applications don't get approved. 

 

True, it's not well known, plenty of staff in Thai banks etc., have never heard of it. 

 

Many police officers don't know what it is. 

 

 

An annual amount of about 100 PRs are offered.

Permanent Residence. 

Some fluency is required in Thai and the applicants are tested.

If you have one if these you are acceptable for re entry.

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13 hours ago, Peterw42 said:

You are confusing a resident certificate from immigration, and a certificate of residence (the document that says you are a permanent resident).

People with PR are allowed back in.

 

Certificate of residence

Thai Permanent Resident Book

 

Resident Certificate

How to Get a Residence Certificate in Thailand

 

Yes, these two actually sound the same but are different documents so it's quite confusing.

 

Actually what immigration wants is a Certificate of Entry and NOT Certificate of Residence.

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, scorecard said:

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There's a personal interview. A very high % of PR applications don't get approved. 

 

 

What are the reasons for non-approval if they already met the 3 years work permit and clean criminal records.

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1 hour ago, EricTh said:

What are the reasons for non-approval if they already met the 3 years work permit and clean criminal records.

"...The main criteria is having worked in Thailand with a work permit continuously for 3 or more years and proof that the foreigners personal Thai taxes have been formally cleared/finalized for the years of holding the work permit, clean police record in Thailand and in home country, plus other considerations."

 

As mentioned there are other considerations, a certain level of Thai language skill, proven provision to take care of yourself financially long-term, higher education, your work considered to be developing the capabilities of Thailand, and more, and up to the discretion of the committee, I have heard of higher education being waived because of other valuable personal attributes. 

 

There's a pinned thread at the start of the TV visa etc., section which gives a lot more detailed and clear information. 

 

Other points:

 

- Foreigners who have PR are not required to submit TM30 documents and not required to do 90 day reporting.

 

- After gaining PR if you wish to go outside of Thailand for a holiday, for work etc., you do need to have a current exit/re-entry stamp in your passport and your PR book. 

 

- At the airports for departure and on arrival you must present your passport and your PR book to the Imm. officer. Immigration prefers that PR holders us the 'Thai Passports' lines rather than the 'Foreign passports' line. 

 

- There's a fee to lodge the application, several thousand Baht, non refundable. Plus, on approval you then pay the actual listed PR one time fee. I'm not up to date with the exact fees; around 50,000Baht if the foreigner is married to a Thai and around 190,000Baht for single applicants.

 

 

 

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17 hours ago, Mahseer said:

Pretty certain I have seen a recently expanded list that includes those married to Thai nationals

I read the same.. 

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