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27 minutes ago, GabbaGabbaHey said:

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. 

Brother my interview was on 17 december 2019

i called MOI on 7 feb 2020 , and staff informed me that your documents has been approved from DOPA MOI committee on 4 Feb and has been forward to Minister office and then for King office, i called back again in April and staff informed application is in King office for Counter sign. and NOW from Apr , may , june ( as i called yesterday ) it was same reply from staff that application is still in King office. it took 6 month to 1 year for Counter Sign. FYI

 

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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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35 minutes ago, david143 said:

Brother my interview was on 17 december 2019

i called MOI on 7 feb 2020 , and staff informed me that your documents has been approved from DOPA MOI committee on 4 Feb and has been forward to Minister office and then for King office, i called back again in April and staff informed application is in King office for Counter sign. and NOW from Apr , may , june ( as i called yesterday ) it was same reply from staff that application is still in King office. it took 6 month to 1 year for Counter Sign. FYI

I think you forget the step of Prime Minister signature which is required before the palace, which adds time. Perhaps you also forget that there are batches of applicants ahead of you, so the question is not when your file goes to the palace, it is how many batches are there before you... at the moment I'd assume there is one of them (Sep-Oct 2019 MOI interviewed people) and then Nov-Dec 2019 is your batch. 

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11 minutes ago, GabbaGabbaHey said:

I think you forget the step of Prime Minister signature which is required before the palace, which adds time. Perhaps you also forget that there are batches of applicants ahead of you, so the question is not when your file goes to the palace, it is how many batches are there before you... at the moment I'd assume there is one of them (Sep-Oct 2019 MOI interviewed people) and then Nov-Dec 2019 is your batch. 

thanks for clearing brother,

so nice of you

 

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8 hours ago, BKKBike09 said:

It is SB > NIA > MOI. However the MOI interview is handled by DOPA (to be precise, by BORA at DOPA). "BORA" being the Bureau of Registration Affairs. The little pink ID is issued by DOPA.

 

https://www.bora.dopa.go.th/index.php/th/contact

 

The BORA is located in Lamlukka. Huge mostly empty building with masses of car parking.

 

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Thank you. So BORA & DOPA must be under MOI ... a bit confusing but i will look it up on the web. Once again, thank you so much.

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FYI
new list for Male Applicant approval still not upload in RG.
last updated was 11 June 2020 for Female Applicants.
 

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This might not be useful to most people , but just wanted to ask, I am eyeing for a job that provides a Non immigrant "F" visa. Is this visa even eligible for PR/Citizenship? , Currently struggling to make the minimum points in my current job. So thinking of a switch.

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58 minutes ago, Smokegreynblues said:

This might not be useful to most people , but just wanted to ask, I am eyeing for a job that provides a Non immigrant "F" visa. Is this visa even eligible for PR/Citizenship? , Currently struggling to make the minimum points in my current job. So thinking of a switch.

More knowledgable members will soon correct me if i am wrong, but i dont see any problem with the non-immigrant F visa if you have a proper Work Permit and have been paying taxes for a certain number of years (3yrs for a PR if i remember correctly) and have a salary over the required threshold. Look up in a separate pinned thread on getting PR. After being on PR for 5yrs, you can apply for citizenship. Rules are different if married to a Thai citizen.

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On 7/1/2020 at 5:20 PM, saakura said:

More knowledgable members will soon correct me if i am wrong, but i dont see any problem with the non-immigrant F visa if you have a proper Work Permit and have been paying taxes for a certain number of years (3yrs for a PR if i remember correctly) and have a salary over the required threshold. Look up in a separate pinned thread on getting PR. After being on PR for 5yrs, you can apply for citizenship. Rules are different if married to a Thai citizen.

I don't claim to be more knowledgeable, but I have friends you have an F-Visa. They are diplomats and tell me that you don't need any work permit on an F-visa. I also don''t think that they have to pay income taxes.

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SB passed my documents on to MOI a few months ago. While I am aware it will take 6-18 months (at least according to postings on this forum) before they contact me for the interview, I would like to call MOI and ask whether they received everything in order, just to make sure I am in the queue. 

 

Does anybody have a direct phone number I can call? Is there a specific ref number I should mention, or just my name and the month SB sent them my docs? (I believe they send only one batch per month.)

 

Thanks.

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7 minutes ago, onthemoon said:

SB passed my documents on to MOI a few months ago. While I am aware it will take 6-18 months (at least according to postings on this forum) before they contact me for the interview, I would like to call MOI and ask whether they received everything in order, just to make sure I am in the queue. 

 

Does anybody have a direct phone number I can call? Is there a specific ref number I should mention, or just my name and the month SB sent them my docs? (I believe they send only one batch per month.)

 

Thanks.

Your SB contact has the number and your name and the date it was submitted is all you need

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28 minutes ago, yankee99 said:

Your SB contact has the number and your name and the date it was submitted is all you need

Got it. Thanks.

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