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5 hours ago, Neeranam said:

What certificate did you get at the Oath?

Well, it is more of a declaration letter, but A3 size with my picture on it, stating I have attained Thai citizenship.

 

It was the final visit to SB, 3 monhs after the oath visit. My bad. 

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2 hours ago, Kwarium said:

Well, it is more of a declaration letter, but A3 size with my picture on it, stating I have attained Thai citizenship.

 

It was the final visit to SB, 3 monhs after the oath visit. My bad. 

Interesting, thanks for clarifying. 

This is the first I've heard of anyone being asked for the WP at this late stage. 

I wonder what they would have said if you didn't have one. I doubt that they would have revoked your Thai citizenship because of this. 

My advice is keep a WP until the MoI interview stage. However, I wasn't asked for mine there. 

 

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10 minutes ago, Neeranam said:

I wonder what they would have said if you didn't have one. I doubt that they would have revoked your Thai citizenship because of this. 

My advice is keep a WP until the MoI interview stage. However, I wasn't asked for mine there. 

 

I didn’t have to show anything at the MOI interview other than my passport to check in. I had also been told by SB to keep a work permit until the MOI interview.

 

Hard to imagine not having one at that late stage (oath taking at SB) would end the process, but TIT!

 

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Clarify ‘late stage’

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Thanks for Appreciation We are still waiting Oath. 🙂 

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2 minutes ago, david143 said:

Thanks for Appreciation We are still waiting Oath. 🙂 

Just fyi, SB never called me. I got impatient and called them about the oath. They said sure, can you come next week? (9/2019) I will never know how long they had my documents before I called!

 

You’re almost there!

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1 hour ago, Kwarium said:

Just fyi, SB never called me. I got impatient and called them about the oath. They said sure, can you come next week? (9/2019) I will never know how long they had my documents before I called!

 

You’re almost there!

I'm not there yet (still waiting for MOI interview), but where does the oath take place? At SB?

 

Is it just between you and the officers there, or is it a big affair to which many applicants will be invited at the same time?

 

What is the oath ceremony anyway? They say words (oath of allegiance to king and country, I suppose) which you have to repeat?

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1 hour ago, Kwarium said:

Just fyi, SB never called me. I got impatient and called them about the oath. They said sure, can you come next week? (9/2019) I will never know how long they had my documents before I called!

 

You’re almost there!

I think it's good to keep in contact with the SB throughout the process but not to annoy them with frequent calls. I believe there are a couple of batches at the palace now. 

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20 minutes ago, onthemoon said:

I'm not there yet (still waiting for MOI interview), but where does the oath take place? At SB?

 

Is it just between you and the officers there, or is it a big affair to which many applicants will be invited at the same time?

 

What is the oath ceremony anyway? They say words (oath of allegiance to king and country, I suppose) which you have to repeat?

Yes, the oath taking is at SB and individual appointment so you meet only few officers there, you just have to repeat what the officer says for 2-3 minutes and it takes only 10 minutes in total. In my case it took 2 hours because I forgot to bring the 2x2.5 inch pictures with blue background (minimum 2 pics, better bring 4) and I had to go to print some in a shop outside.

 

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33 minutes ago, GabbaGabbaHey said:

Yes, the oath taking is at SB and individual appointment so you meet only few officers there, you just have to repeat what the officer says for 2-3 minutes and it takes only 10 minutes in total. In my case it took 2 hours because I forgot to bring the 2x2.5 inch pictures with blue background (minimum 2 pics, better bring 4) and I had to go to print some in a shop outside.

 

Thanks. And I guess this is after the Palace has signed, right?

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1 hour ago, GabbaGabbaHey said:

Yes. The full flow is "SB interview -> NIA interview -> MOI interview -> approval -> signature from the Minister -> signature from the Prime Minister -> signature from the King  -> oath taking -> RG publication -> SB issuing certificate -> Get ID -> Get passport".

 

MOI screens the application for about 12-18 months before scheduling the interview, after this you need to wait for about 9-10 months for the oath, and after the oath 3+ months for RG publication.

Thanks a lot for the complete work flow.

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36 minutes ago, Kwarium said:

The oath taking at SB takes place in a tiny back room with flags and big royal photos. The guy invited my wife to join us and she snapped pictures of he and I and even got some video of me totally botching the repeating of the official language used. I have no clue what I actually swore to! I think it was to be a loyal subject and to never complain about alcohol bans and the ‘Thai way’!

 

After that, the 5 month wait for RG publication was the hardest, because I felt like it was so nearly done! 4-1/2 years was totally worth it!

 

Hang in there!

Thanks for sharing your experience! Gives me a good idea what to expect.

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11 hours ago, GabbaGabbaHey said:

Yes, the oath taking is at SB and individual appointment so you meet only few officers there, you just have to repeat what the officer says for 2-3 minutes and it takes only 10 minutes in total. In my case it took 2 hours because I forgot to bring the 2x2.5 inch pictures with blue background (minimum 2 pics, better bring 4) and I had to go to print some in a shop outside.

 

Also, make sure you are wearing a suit and tie in the pics. I brought pics in which I was without a tie, so I had to run out and retake the pics after taking the oath. 

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