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Hi All, For those who are interested, the application process for Thai Citizenship in my case went as follows: Late 2003 - Picked up the checklist from the Police Headquarters on Rama 1 Road Janu

Loads of names published in the RG today and I am one them! Exactly 3 months to the day since taking the oath 😀

Not sure why you chose to go through all this humiliation ! But you obviously had your reasons ! If you are from Africa or the Indian Sub-Continent or such, then Thai citizenship may be regarded as u

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7 minutes ago, david143 said:

yankee and me are on same batch .

su su

Maybe this batch is held up because they know once you get citizenship you won’t be the main poster here keeping this thread alive? 🤣

<kidding, of course!>

 

Good luck!

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5 hours ago, Arkady said:

 

“... is a misleading simplification of 19.2 of the Thai Nationality Act which says, "The Minister is empowered to revoke Thai nationality of a person who acquires Thai nationality by naturalization if it appears that: (2) There is evidence to show that he still makes use of his former nationality."  Indeed there is some logic to the interpretation that this only applies to use of former nationality within the Kingdom.  <snip>

Thanks for your in depth reply. The misleading simplification came directly from the mouth of the sgt. maj. at SB who gave me my naturalization certificate. He specifically said not to use my other passport in Thailand.

 

Good to know what the actual regulation says! You’re probably right that  they wouldn’t bother trying to enforce 19.2 on someone due to activities outside Thailand.

 

Of course there is always the “...screwed up or annoyed someone” card they could play! TIT!

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2 hours ago, Kwarium said:

Thanks for your in depth reply. The misleading simplification came directly from the mouth of the sgt. maj. at SB who gave me my naturalization certificate. He specifically said not to use my other passport in Thailand.

 

Good to know what the actual regulation says! You’re probably right that  they wouldn’t bother trying to enforce 19.2 on someone due to activities outside Thailand.

 

Of course there is always the “...screwed up or annoyed someone” card they could play! TIT!

 

It was good advice from the Pol Sgt Maj but is not a specific Thai regulation.  Thai legislators deliberately  leave laws ambivalent so they can be interpreted differently on different occasions. 

 

BTW I didn't know there were any NCOs in that SB office.  In the front office I had dealings with a captain and two lieutenants but no reason why a Sgt Maj could not do the job.  In the PR section at CW they seemed all to be Sgt Majors. These are plum jobs for a a lot of cops who just want an easy life without pressure, specially for the women who usually have kids.  At Immigration you can see the horrible scrums the lower ranking officers have to deal with on a daily basis, while the Sgt Majors in the PR section sit gently "len LINE" waiting for a PR to come in.  My case officer at SB was pretty <deleted> off when they transferred her for a year to be an Immigration shift supervisor at Swampy.  Terrible place for her to get to and had to work various different shifts dealing with the incoming mobs and made it very difficult to take care of her kids.   Every SB officer's nightmare I would guess. 

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1 hour ago, Arkady said:

 

It was good advice from the Pol Sgt Maj but is not a specific Thai regulation.  Thai legislators deliberately  leave laws ambivalent so they can be interpreted differently on different occasions. 

 

BTW I didn't know there were any NCOs in that SB office.  In the front office I had dealings with a captain and two lieutenants but no reason why a Sgt Maj could not do the job.  In the PR section at CW they seemed all to be Sgt Majors. These are plum jobs for a a lot of cops who just want an easy life without pressure, specially for the women who usually have kids.  At Immigration you can see the horrible scrums the lower ranking officers have to deal with on a daily basis, while the Sgt Majors in the PR section sit gently "len LINE" waiting for a PR to come in.  My case officer at SB was pretty <deleted> off when they transferred her for a year to be an Immigration shift supervisor at Swampy.  Terrible place for her to get to and had to work various different shifts dealing with the incoming mobs and made it very difficult to take care of her kids.   Every SB officer's nightmare I would guess. 

The last time I was at SB there was still construction going on in front of the citizenship office. There also was a larger room which seemed recently remodeled 1 door east of the main citizenship office. It is spacious and had about 8 staff at desks with plenty of room between and around them, unlike the conditions in the main office. Pol. Sgt. Maj. had his desk there.

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On 4/22/2021 at 8:53 AM, david143 said:

yankee and me are on same batch .

su su

I empathise bro, but stay calm. 

When did you apply? I think you are still within 3 years?

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2 minutes ago, Neeranam said:

I empathise bro, but stay calm. 

When did you apply? I think you are still within 3 years?

its 3 years 2 months now since start process.

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1 minute ago, heiri007 said:

 

After oath... chances are low they want to verify docs again?

this is true, but we still don;t know how long it will took them send Data to RG.
MOI still not send Data to RG office for upload.

my WP will expire on 04 July, i am really worried now due to lock down and covid we are working from home.

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4 hours ago, heiri007 said:

 

After oath... chances are low they want to verify docs again?

 

There is no reason for SB to verify docs again after the oath in the normal course of events.

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4 hours ago, david143 said:

this is true, but we still don;t know how long it will took them send Data to RG.
MOI still not send Data to RG office for upload.

my WP will expire on 04 July, i am really worried now due to lock down and covid we are working from home.

 

I wouldn't take the risk of it expiring as it just costs 3000 baht to extend for 1 more year. Citizenship is far more worthwhile to be risking it for such as paltry sum of money

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3 minutes ago, sas_cars said:

 

I wouldn't take the risk of it expiring as it just costs 3000 baht to extend for 1 more year. Citizenship is far more worthwhile to be risking it for such as paltry sum of money

 

I would go with the renewal as there is no telling when announcements get into the RG.

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7 minutes ago, sas_cars said:

 

I wouldn't take the risk of it expiring as it just costs 3000 baht to extend for 1 more year. Citizenship is far more worthwhile to be risking it for such as paltry sum of money

i already informed my company to prepare for extension XOXO

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4 hours ago, david143 said:

i already informed my company to prepare for extension XOXO

That's the best plan, for sure. You don't want to be taking the oath, collecting the naturalization certificate, or sitting in the khet in Bangkok waiting for your ID card when your WP has expired. 

Look on the bright side - as soon as you get your Work Permit, you'll get a call from SB 🙂 

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