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On 12/5/2016 at 4:28 PM, GarryP said:

They went to the head of the Revenue Office in Bang Jak district. They were all adamant that I should use my existing tax Id number. Seems silly so I will ignore them and see what happens.

 

I just switched over to my ID number when starting a new job as a permanent resident without asking anyone and no one said anything.  Then I changed jobs and the new company's outsourced payroll function ignored the ID number on my documents and applied for a foreigner's tax ID number for me which I only noticed on my payslips when I filed my tax the first year.  I worked there for three years and the company ignored all my requests to use my ID number, even after I became a Thai citizen.  I continued to file my own tax return under my real ID number online and had no problem.  I think you should be able to register with the Revenue  Dept and get a password using your ID number.  Then you file your tax return online.  If they ask for your 50 thawee document for verification after that, they don't seem to care, if it is with a different tax ID number, as long as your name is correct.

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On 12/4/2016 at 4:34 PM, ubonjoe said:

You have to keep working but can change employers. 

 

Absolutely correct.  There is no wiggle room on this because the Nationality Act requires you to have an occupation in Thailand.  If you change jobs, t is important to organise a seamless transition, so you don't have a noticeable gap in your work permits.  They sometimes scrutinise for this before you go for interview.  Also make sure you get the old WP back for your records from the Labour Ministry.  Whatever they tell you, this is your right under the 2008 Working of Aliens Act.  But make a copy of it beforehand anyway to be safe.

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Had the docs from SB for a while, but had no time to get Thai ID and passport.... so left it for quite some time. Running to get it tomorrow - Can any of you guys help me - what documents do I need to get Thai ID and then passport ? - thanks !


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13 hours ago, skippybangkok said:

Had the docs from SB for a while, but had no time to get Thai ID and passport.... so left it for quite some time. Running to get it tomorrow - Can any of you guys help me - what documents do I need to get Thai ID and then passport ? - thanks !


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There were several posts about this process, skippy. One important one is, also in my case, you can't just walk-in. You have to make an appointment.

 

When the appointment is there, you need all your naturalisation documents, the blue book and in my case the owner of the blue book and my wife. First step is addition in the blue book. Second step is applying for the Thai national ID.

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13 hours ago, skippybangkok said:

passport ?

 

Thai national ID, house registration and copies of all your naturalisation documents.

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5 hours ago, skippybangkok said:

Thanks Aidenai. Thanks to Arkady for kindly advising me, helped immensely- if not wasted day

Getting ur Thai ID after SB complete

Process

( starting point - I have blue Tabien Baan already )

They like you to make an appointment - cause Phu Yai who sign are not always in. If not, most likely need to go twice with your witnesses in tow so drop in one day and make an appointment first

2 Thai witnesses who have known you for 2 yrs or more

Docs originals

- passport

- White immigration book used at border checks

- Work permit

- Alien red book

- Tabienbaan

- Marriage cert ( just copy )

2 copies copies of every thing

As names of mother and father , birth place , if you have kids, eduction.

Takes an hour to key in and prepare, but when the boss will sign, only he knows

I was asked to come back tomorrow - stayed very polite but pushed quite hard, was clear to me she had no control of her boss, so left it at that.

Gave her my phone , she called about 10 mins after I left and said boss returned - always good to be nice to people !

Next step

Off to do Thai ID

Kinda copies first process with similar questions. Same questions - just be polite and they will get though it quick.

Witnesses need to sign documents and also witness photograph taking docs. Am sure they are very worried about giving out ID's and need to be sure

Done - was lucky, took about 2.5 hours ( excluding the time I needed to drive back $

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I had one witness at the District Office in addition to my son. That witness was unrelated, just a friend. I did not need many of the documents you were required to present. It just goes to show that each District Office is a world unto itself.  

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15 hours ago, skippybangkok said:

Probably my bad, I brought all the documents and put them on the table. Maybe better to wait and see what they ask for


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Always better to bring too many documents than too few.

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I live in the provinces, where there only seems to be one Special Branch policeman.

SB in Bangkok said I need to contact him. The problem is that he is never in the office. 

He eventually answered his phone and said he'd call back. This was two weeks ago.

I suspect he is looking for money. Any suggestions as what to do?

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Johnniey said:

I live in the provinces, where there only seems to be one Special Branch policeman.

SB in Bangkok said I need to contact him. The problem is that he is never in the office. 

He eventually answered his phone and said he'd call back. This was two weeks ago.

I suspect he is looking for money. Any suggestions as what to do?

 

 

The best option would be to find somebody with a house book for Bangkok who would allow you to be entered in their house book if you have permanent residency or be issued a yellow house book based upon it.

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