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Story Of My Thai Citizenship Application

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13 hours ago, MrPatrickThai said:

Oh, not true, I'm a man! 

Sorry for my mistake 🙂  glad to hear that your application has moved along so smoothly. You give us other males hope!

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15 hours ago, khongaeng said:

I'm excited for those 86 that were published in the RG and hope to see that with the "new" government all the moving parts of this process continue to operate normally and we avoid the blackhole that many on this thread experienced between the early 2000s and 2014

Does anyone know of General Anupong remains as the Minister of Interior?

 

Your roughly the same time as me from since paperwork was sent. I was told last March.

However, I'm only 16 months since application. Just shows there are no hard and fast times.

 

 

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16 hours ago, Neeranam said:

Does anyone know of General Anupong remains as the Minister of Interior?

 

Your roughly the same time as me from since paperwork was sent. I was told last March.

However, I'm only 16 months since application. Just shows there are no hard and fast times.

 

 

 

Gen Anuphong is still interior minister, although technically in caretaker status following the election. In past that has sometimes meant that minister’s didn’t sign anything but this government doesn’t seem to feel constraints of that type.

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I've been a Thai citizen for 1 and a half years now and my biggest frustration occurred yesterday. I wonder if anyone more knowledgeable has any useful suggestions. I was informed by Rayong tax department that they no longer issue cheques for tax rebates and I had to register for prompt pay. I used my SCB App and it wouldn't let me register. I trotted along to my SCB branch to be told that my account stated I had a British passport (despite the fact I had made an appointment at that branch and changed the status 3 months ago). They told me to return the next day which I did and brought my doccumentation to show I was a Thai national and the Royal Gazette publication. I sat in the bank for an hour. Finally I received a phone call from a person at SCB to say that prompt pay was for Thai people only and I wasn't Thai I'd only changed nationality. My wife spoke to them and it transpires that because my Thai ID number starts with the number 8 and not a 3 prompt pay which was created by the BOT won't accept it. Is this just incompetence by the BOT or am I a 2nd class citizen? Any suggestions would be welcomed.

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12 minutes ago, Big Guns said:

I've been a Thai citizen for 1 and a half years now and my biggest frustration occurred yesterday. I wonder if anyone more knowledgeable has any useful suggestions. I was informed by Rayong tax department that they no longer issue cheques for tax rebates and I had to register for prompt pay. I used my SCB App and it wouldn't let me register. I trotted along to my SCB branch to be told that my account stated I had a British passport (despite the fact I had made an appointment at that branch and changed the status 3 months ago). They told me to return the next day which I did and brought my doccumentation to show I was a Thai national and the Royal Gazette publication. I sat in the bank for an hour. Finally I received a phone call from a person at SCB to say that prompt pay was for Thai people only and I wasn't Thai I'd only changed nationality. My wife spoke to them and it transpires that because my Thai ID number starts with the number 8 and not a 3 prompt pay which was created by the BOT won't accept it. Is this just incompetence by the BOT or am I a 2nd class citizen? Any suggestions would be welcomed.

Pardon my French, but ABSOLUTE BULLSHIT. The bank does not know what it is talking about. I bank with Bangkok Bank and updated my records two or so years ago after I gained Thai citizenship. I also signed up for PromptPay for the very same reason as you. I was waiting and waiting for my tax rebate check, but because it was taking so long I decided to go with PromptPay. I signed up and within a couple of days my account was credited with my tax rebate. This year again, no problem, my account was credited with my rebate. Like you and all the rest of us, my Thai ID starts with 8. It is absolutely no problem with PromptPay. It is purely incompetence of your bank. They are giving you false information. 

 

    

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27 minutes ago, Big Guns said:

I've been a Thai citizen for 1 and a half years now and my biggest frustration occurred yesterday. I wonder if anyone more knowledgeable has any useful suggestions. I was informed by Rayong tax department that they no longer issue cheques for tax rebates and I had to register for prompt pay. I used my SCB App and it wouldn't let me register. I trotted along to my SCB branch to be told that my account stated I had a British passport (despite the fact I had made an appointment at that branch and changed the status 3 months ago). They told me to return the next day which I did and brought my doccumentation to show I was a Thai national and the Royal Gazette publication. I sat in the bank for an hour. Finally I received a phone call from a person at SCB to say that prompt pay was for Thai people only and I wasn't Thai I'd only changed nationality. My wife spoke to them and it transpires that because my Thai ID number starts with the number 8 and not a 3 prompt pay which was created by the BOT won't accept it. Is this just incompetence by the BOT or am I a 2nd class citizen? Any suggestions would be welcomed.

I am not thai and have prompt pay with kasikorn also for tax refund. I set it up online or the app and my telephone number cant remember exactly. Just open a another account which will probably save you some aggravation 

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Cheers Garry I feel a lot better being the victim of commercial bank incompetence rather than racism from the Central Bank. I've just literally sent and email to the Bank of Thailand asking for confirmation of their position. If SCB can't resolve this I'll be shifting to Bangkok Bank.

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3 hours ago, Big Guns said:

My wife spoke to them and it transpires that because my Thai ID number starts with the number 8 and not a 3 prompt pay which was created by the BOT won't accept it. Is this just incompetence by the BOT or am I a 2nd class citizen? Any suggestions would be welcomed.

SCB really don't know what they are talking about. I have had PromptPay since it was first introduced. However, my PromptPay account is linked to my mobile phone number. In my case the Revenue Department wanted it to be linked to my Thai ID. No problem. Went to my bank, KrungThai, and a second PromptPay account based on my Thai ID has been added.

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If they can’t figure it out, open a new account at a new bank. Problem solved!


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After doing some research & talking to a friend who is a bank exec it turns out the issue isn't with BOT. SCB are misinforming me. In fact the Thai ID card can start with the digits 1-9 SCB simply haven't applied for number 8 for their Promptpay (which naturalised Thai citizens have) & there would be a cost involved with changing it. I'll try Kasikorn next week as I have an account there.

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1 hour ago, Big Guns said:

After doing some research & talking to a friend who is a bank exec it turns out the issue isn't with BOT. SCB are misinforming me. In fact the Thai ID card can start with the digits 1-9 SCB simply haven't applied for number 8 for their Promptpay (which naturalised Thai citizens have) & there would be a cost involved with changing it. I'll try Kasikorn next week as I have an account there.

Kasikorn can be done online and you can use your phone number in lieu of a id. 

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1 hour ago, Big Guns said:

After doing some research & talking to a friend who is a bank exec it turns out the issue isn't with BOT. SCB are misinforming me. In fact the Thai ID card can start with the digits 1-9 SCB simply haven't applied for number 8 for their Promptpay (which naturalised Thai citizens have) & there would be a cost involved with changing it. I'll try Kasikorn next week as I have an account there.

I am sure there that Promptpay is available to all Thai ID cards with no additional cost to the bank due to the ID card prefixes.  It is also available to foreigners.  If there really is a cost, it can't be significant and they should pay it.  At other banks you can sign up without fuss for Promptpay online or at ATM machines, regardless of ID card prefix.  

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On 4/11/2019 at 9:32 AM, Big Guns said:

I've been a Thai citizen for 1 and a half years now and my biggest frustration occurred yesterday. I wonder if anyone more knowledgeable has any useful suggestions. I was informed by Rayong tax department that they no longer issue cheques for tax rebates and I had to register for prompt pay. I used my SCB App and it wouldn't let me register. I trotted along to my SCB branch to be told that my account stated I had a British passport (despite the fact I had made an appointment at that branch and changed the status 3 months ago). They told me to return the next day which I did and brought my doccumentation to show I was a Thai national and the Royal Gazette publication. I sat in the bank for an hour. Finally I received a phone call from a person at SCB to say that prompt pay was for Thai people only and I wasn't Thai I'd only changed nationality. My wife spoke to them and it transpires that because my Thai ID number starts with the number 8 and not a 3 prompt pay which was created by the BOT won't accept it. Is this just incompetence by the BOT or am I a 2nd class citizen? Any suggestions would be welcomed.

 

That person at the bank should have been asked to explain what is the legal difference between Thai people and those who have merely changed their nationality to Thai, supporting their argument with citations from the constitution and Nationality Act.

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I had a funny situation at the tax office yesterday. There is a foreigner fast track desk, as the woman there is married to a foreigner.

 

However, there were Thais at the counter so I took a ticket as there were a couple of vacant desks. A woman came up to me and using sign language told me to put it back and go to the foreigner desk. I said that I spoke Thai and not to be scared. She would have none of it and asked me where my wife was!! I asked why, as she doesn't work!

 

 

Hopefully, next year I'll be able to use the foreign desk, as a Thai.

 

I had to pay the being late fee by my mobile Krung Thai app.

 

They said they no longer send cheques, but would send the refund to my bank account. I don't think I have prompt pay.

No doubt, I'll have to go back.

 

 

 

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