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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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4 minutes ago, khongaeng said:

Here is a complete report of my experience in gaining Thai citizenship.  I just finished applying for my passport today.  I plan to stick around this forum to encourage others to push through to the end.  Thanks to all the forum regulars that stick around and gave encouragement as I went through the process.  All the best to everyone in the New Year!  I hope that many of you finally get your shiny blue ID card this year!

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Amazing detailed time-line.  Congratulations. 

What was the initial criteria for applying?

You have worked and paid tax here for +3 years?

What was the total cost?

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Congrats Khongaeng!!

 

I wonder when the next RG announcement for next batch be? My visa ends in March.

 

Quick questions:- Do I need to renew my visa if name is published in RG / gotten naturalization cert but not Thai ID? 

 

And do I need to cancel my visa if its going to expire (but not expired)

 

Am asking because it looks like I will be cutting it close.... (Jan'20 MOI Interview Oct'20 Oath batch yet)

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1 hour ago, ExpatOilWorker said:

Amazing detailed time-line.  Congratulations. 

What was the initial criteria for applying?

You have worked and paid tax here for +3 years?

What was the total cost?

If you have a Thai spouse you will need 3 years of extensions of stay, min salary of 80,000 (40k if have thai family), pay taxes.

 

Other requirements that contribute to you having enough points would be your age, knowledge of the language / country, and scholastic abilities (degree, diploma etc). 

 

You will need to make a contribution to charity here that is not recent. 

 

If you have enough pts, you can file an application (cost 5,000 baht) with SB, and the journey as Khongaeng described so well begins. The officers at SB are a friendly bunch, you can just head down and have a chat with em to check whether you meet the prerequisites. 

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33 minutes ago, kst said:

Congrats Khongaeng!!

 

I wonder when the next RG announcement for next batch be? My visa ends in March.

 

Quick questions:- Do I need to renew my visa if name is published in RG / gotten naturalization cert but not Thai ID? 

 

And do I need to cancel my visa if its going to expire (but not expired)

 

Am asking because it looks like I will be cutting it close.... (Jan'20 MOI Interview Oct'20 Oath batch yet)

I am expecting next RG end of Jan or mid of Feb, my visa will also expire on 12 march if RG will publish in Feb Mid i will go with covid visa 2 months.

Lets hope for best.

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4 hours ago, khongaeng said:

Here is a complete report of my experience in gaining Thai citizenship.  I just finished applying for my passport today.  I plan to stick around this forum to encourage others to push through to the end.  Thanks to all the forum regulars that stick around and gave encouragement as I went through the process.  All the best to everyone in the New Year!  I hope that many of you finally get your shiny blue ID card this year!

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Congratulations!!! Also useful for me; I still have to get my blue book in my home province. I just let my WP expire as the company that hired me has gone broke. 

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2 hours ago, kst said:

Quick questions:- Do I need to renew my visa if name is published in RG / gotten naturalization cert but not Thai ID? 

 

And do I need to cancel my visa if its going to expire (but not expired)

My immigration told me I needed to show them the blue housebook, the RG announcement was not enough. However, I think the certified RG with the Naturalization Cert. should be enough for  them, even if it is a temporary visa until you get the ID. Btw, when I went to immigration, I never had to show the housebook, just my ID and they said that I didn't need to cancel it, as it had expired(but I was the first they had ever done). I asked them to write something in my passport, which the boss did. On reflection, I think nothing would happen if I hadn't cancelled it but the imm. office is 5 minutes from my house so better to cover all bases for peace of mind, which I have now 🙂 

 

 

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11 hours ago, kst said:

If you have a Thai spouse you will need 3 years of extensions of stay, min salary of 80,000 (40k if have thai family), pay taxes.

As far as I know if is 40k baht baht for all applications. The only change for having children is that you may only need one year of extension and income.

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2 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

As far as I know if is 40k baht baht for all applications. The only change for having children is that you may only need one year of extension and income.

I think 3 years of taxes with or without children. 

 

1 year extension based on marriage with children 

 

 

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