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On 6/9/2020 at 9:00 AM, Badb0y said:

Sorry, I mix matched 2 topics with my question 😞 This is the question that I wanted to put here:

Next month I'm going to have the 3yr non immigrant visa with the same company, monthly salary was more then 80k and due to my company was hit hard due to Covid-19 I don't think if a mentioned 2nd wave will come my company will survive (or me) so I need to action fast.

Based on this article couple of questions came to my mind.

 

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Do I need to have a work permit at the time of the application or is it enough to have historical tax receipts?

 

2.

Is it possible to go with the wife and she can help with the Thai or they need conversational Thai?

 

3.

Such a shame after 3 years my Thai still terrible, if I fail the Thai test but I can reach the 50 points can I get the visa?

 

4.

If I calculate the points, I have 38 points with Age, Education and profession Criteria so I need additional 12 at least. Personality let's say they can give 5 point, if I'm lucky I can get these questions, I might get 5-8 points, and I heard some donation before, but I'm not sure about how many point and what is the steps to get point of it? When I have to donate and where, how much?

 

5.

I can learn to introduce myself, talk about my history a bit and why I want to apply for a citizenship, would that be enough?

Is there any special panel questions that I might get from the officer during the Thai interview so I can prepare.

 

6.

Can I apply if I married less than 1 year ago, however we live together more than 2 years? Also if I adopt a baby, does it count as my child in the application?

 

7. Tabien baan I assume is out of scope from my point of view because I just rented in the last 3 years.

 

Hope guys you can help.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

If you can't speak much Thai, you will probably get very few points for knowledge of the Thai language and maybe zero. However, you can still score some points for the Knowledge of Thailand test, as you are allowed to have your Thai wife help you with the multiple choice answers. 

 

The donations are required but you don't get any points for them.

 

You can get on a yellow tabien baan using a friend or relative's address but will get no points for it, unless it is the blue tabien baan you get for being a PR.  Actually you must submit a yellow tabien baan in order to apply.

 

You need to have a WP at least until the NIA interview a few months after your application.  You are supposed to maintain one thoughout the process though and could get caught out, if you don't have one in some circumstances.  See separate post.

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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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32 minutes ago, GabbaGabbaHey said:

I just see a new announcement of 39 naturalized women in RG website today... the batch for men usually coming right after by only few weeks, can't wait for it!

What's your technique for searching for the latest updates? Is there special text that is the title of each announcement about nationality?

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On 6/10/2020 at 11:57 AM, Arkady said:

Re retention of WP during the application process. It's often not asked for after the NIA interview but bear in mind that they can ask for all documents when you register for the MoI interview. When I went for mine they did this for others but didn't want to see mine, as they had recently seen them, as described below.  Also any of the delegates on the interview committee can ask to see your documents or any other information. In my case I was asked to bring my current and previous WPs to the MoI before my interview as they wanted to check them because SB had cocked up by not including a copy of the previous one in my file. The head of the nationality section told me, after confirming that all was in order, that she was happy that was the case or she would have had to disqualify me, if my WPs didn't check out.

 

The other thing can happen on rare occasions is that you can be asked to redo a lot of the application, if there is a discrepancy. In my case, again due to a stupid mistake by SB, I had to to resubmit copies of all documents, salary letter, bank statement etc, two and a half years after my original applcation.  Without a current WP, that would have been the end of the story.  During the Thaksin era all the pending citizenship applications were sent back from the MoI to SB to have everything rechecked and resubmitted, delaying the process by about three years.

 

So it's worth keeping a valid WP throughout the process, if you can because you never know.

 

 

Well how do you produce the old WP if the Labour in BKK insists on taking back the old WPs as part of the process to issue new ones, My old WP with 3 years of exp was taken away, when I got the new one. Assuming I get another 3 years on the new one, will the MOI etc, would want to see my old WP as well? Also there seems to be no way that I can get a copy/physical copy of my old expired WP

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1 hour ago, Smokegreynblues said:

Well how do you produce the old WP if the Labour in BKK insists on taking back the old WPs as part of the process to issue new ones, My old WP with 3 years of exp was taken away, when I got the new one. Assuming I get another 3 years on the new one, will the MOI etc, would want to see my old WP as well? Also there seems to be no way that I can get a copy/physical copy of my old expired WP

I also had the same experience. My old WP had extension stamps for 20yrs when it was taken away without prior warning when i went to extend the permission 3yrs ago. Luckily i had kept several good photocopies from cover to cover as it was a definite requirement to submit at SB. I was told to apply at the labour dept and get a certification that the copy is authentic.

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FWIW I called DOPA last week to ask if there was any news on when my interview might happen (file was sent to DOPA start of Dec 2018). They said it "should be this year" and that Covid had slowed things down. They did make a point of also asking whether my WP was still valid, whether I'd changed jobs and whether Mrs BKKBike and I were still married.

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45 minutes ago, BKKBike09 said:

FWIW I called DOPA last week to ask if there was any news on when my interview might happen (file was sent to DOPA start of Dec 2018). They said it "should be this year" and that Covid had slowed things down. They did make a point of also asking whether my WP was still valid, whether I'd changed jobs and whether Mrs BKKBike and I were still married.

Are u waiting for MOI interview ?

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Just googled to find out that DOPA is the Department of Provincial Administration. What role do they play in the citizenship application process? I thought it was SB--NIA--MOI and then wait wait wait.

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1 hour ago, david143 said:

Ok brother
btw today i call MOI for check on my status , Still waiting from King office to sign.

 

When I called MOI a few months back they explained that once the King's signature is obtained, the application goes directly to SB for oath, meaning that MOI will not know when the signature has happened, but that the SB will be calling people when ready to give the oath.  I interpreted this to mean that I don't need to call MOI anymore because it is essentially out of their hands...

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1 hour ago, khongaeng said:

When I called MOI a few months back they explained that once the King's signature is obtained, the application goes directly to SB for oath, meaning that MOI will not know when the signature has happened, but that the SB will be calling people when ready to give the oath.  I interpreted this to mean that I don't need to call MOI anymore because it is essentially out of their hands...

point to be noted,

so it means i need to follow up with Santi baan.

Thanks brother

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23 hours ago, khongaeng said:

When I called MOI a few months back they explained that once the King's signature is obtained, the application goes directly to SB for oath, meaning that MOI will not know when the signature has happened, but that the SB will be calling people when ready to give the oath.  I interpreted this to mean that I don't need to call MOI anymore because it is essentially out of their hands...

I still recommend to call MOI regularly 6+ months after you had the interview to know if your application is ok and has been sent to the palace for signature. In my case, the last time I called them they could confirm that all batches before mine had already been countersigned by the King and I was thus on the next batch. This can avoid the situation reported by some applicants in this forum where they waited for long time until they called MOI and discovered there was a problem in their application that had not been proactively communicated to them. 

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