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I’m currently in the hospital in Surin and the wife is going for a c-section in about ONE HOUR. 

 

Nurse comes in, says that due to me being foreign, the wife will have to be taken in a <deleted> AMBULANCE to the amphur for an “interview” before we can get a birth cert with my name on it. 
 

Wife loses her <deleted> and starts crying wondering why the heck she has to do that while recovering from surgery and childbirth. I’m straight-up fuming but trying to keep my cool for my wife’s sake as she’s very upset. 
 

New lady comes in and says that we WILL get a birth cert with both of our names on it, me as the father, but we have THREE DAYS to report to the main Surin amphur for an “interview” to get “a paper” (remember the wife will be stitched up from surgery and a days old baby in tow). 
 

We then have to take that “paper” from the Main surin amphur to my local sub district amphur (still in surin province) for “another paper” so that we can then get the baby on our tabien Baan. 
 

Can anyone please let me know what the procedure is? These absolute numbskulls have no idea and I’m not about to make the wife suffer through days of runaround after all this. 
 

I was under the impression that we’d simply get a birth cert (with me as the father) then take that to our local amphur for tabien baan registration. 
 

HELP

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We did not have to do anything of that sort when my child was born. The hospital issued a birth certificate with my name on it as father (but this has no legal use, as it is solely recorded depending on the mother's declaration that xxx is the father). The child can get into the tabien baan based solely on mother's nationality. In due vourse, child will also get a Thai id & passport. 

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You collect the Birth certificate from the office,  you have 15 days to do this , the kid doesnt have to go along with you .

  Birth certificates are not given out at the hospital 

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Are you sure that there hasnt been a misunderstanding and that you have to go to the amphur AFTER the baby has been delivered , Nurse probably made a mistake 

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We had the official marriage cert from the amphoe for the hospital at the time of birth, they required it before listing me as the father on the bc.  I have been told this is required of foreigners here.

Maybe the hospital wants you to go to the amphoe and get the official marriage cert. so you can be listed on the bc., if you don't have one already.  Could be doing you a favor in that case as to be listed as the father on the bc. later on my require a lot of expense.  Also impt. to be the father on the bc. is going to get a passport for the child from your home nation.

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Mother in law took all the paperwork a few days after the birth. The only problem was, they would not accept a falang name for my daughter. Used the Thai name she chose, which I hate. This was in Petchabun in 1993.

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Reminds me of when our son was born in Chula Hospital Bangkok  back in 1991. As far as I recall i provided  a passport copy and signed off as required. No marriage cert as not married at that time.

 

Anyway, only found out later that the birth certificate had my son (with Thai mother) noted as 'Not Thai'!! As they didn't issue replacement BC's there was a need to raise a petition (with Ministry of Interior?) to allow the Amphur to append a correction, fully stamped' on the reverse of the BC with a new ID number (from prefix 7 to prefix 5). Quite a palaver, which, luckily, I was not aware of until well after the event. Think my (now) wife was thinking I would blame her for the issue, rather than the numbskulls in the office.

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1 hour ago, blackcab said:

As @BritManToo said. The main points to remember are that the hospital gives you a document to prove the birth. That document is presented to the local Amphur, along with both parent's ID's, etc. The Amphur gives you the birth certificate. The birth certificate is then used to register the child in a house book (normally the same house book as the mother).

 

You have 15 days to complete this.


That’s pretty much what I thought the process was but then these absolute ‘tards start talking about going via ambulance before the wife is even recovered for an “interview”. They even said it was “the law”. We’re supposed to be in hospital for 3 days and I just had to book it 70 k’s round trip to get my wife’s tabien baan she forgot, which they just had to have RIGHT NOW. Luckily I made it back before she’s out of surgery. 
 

And this is all at the big private hospital so I’m paying a premium for this? What a mess. 
 

To recap and to end my rant- I take the document the hospital gives me that proves birth, to my LOCAL amphur (not a double trip like they say) the one where our house is registered, and they will provide the official birth certificate AND update the tabien baan. One stop, with 15 days to complete it. 

 

That sound right?

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27 minutes ago, Mama Noodle said:

To recap and to end my rant- I take the document the hospital gives me that proves birth, to my LOCAL amphur (not a double trip like they say) the one where our house is registered, and they will provide the official birth certificate AND update the tabien baan. One stop, with 15 days to complete it. 

 

That sound right?

Yep.

Thai nurses in a rural hospital don't know very much about anything outside their area of expertise.

I had one in Thai government hospital a few years back, they did a great job, total cost 1,000bht for a private room.

 

PS

C-Section isn't that debilitating these days.

My misses had one in the UK, and was pushing the trolley around Tesco 24hrs later, on her way home from hospital. No bending, no lifting, and move around carefully. 3 days is excessive, it's just an overnight in a UK hospital.

 

PPS.

How is mom and baby doing?

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40 minutes ago, Mama Noodle said:

 

And this is all at the big private hospital so I’m paying a premium for this? What a mess. 
 

In which case you shouldn't have to do anything. I didn't lift a finger for either of my 2 other than give them my passport. They did everything. Sounds like you are dealing with the B team.

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P.S. Chill out for now and enjoy the moment. It will all come out in the wash over the next day or 2.

 

Congratulations!

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You can register the birth anytime. You don't need to do it immediately after the birth. My wife's was registered 6 mths after she was born and my son's was registered after a year

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