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Aren't you glad you ARE NOT from Thailand?

Nope

Very commonly for blind daydreamers, you clearly don't understand the implications of being from Thailand.

It means, khun jdinasia, that you would MOST PROBABLY (read Thai socio-economic statistics) NOT BE enjoying yourself in Kamala Beach...

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Aren't you glad you ARE NOT from Thailand?

Nope

Very commonly for blind daydreamers, you clearly don't understand the implications of being from Thailand.

It means, khun jdinasia, that you would MOST PROBABLY (read Thai socio-economic statistics) NOT BE enjoying yourself in Kamala Beach...

nope :o not blind ... and not a daydreamer ......

Read USA socio-economic statistics I managed to move here in my 30's and haven't worked :D in fact haven't worked since my mid-30's even in the USA. <I will be working at some point this year ... between the exchange rate and too much down time I should do SOMETHING :D

My Thai partner read BF could buy and sell me twice :D His family could do the same with me and my family twice as well :D

Remember ... I actually LIVE here .. speak read and write the language :bah: But I do enjoy being 'schooled' by folks that don't :bah:

again ... congrats to the OP :o

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Hear Hear Samran!

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a guy comes forward and posts how he managed to get Thai citizenship. Not an easy thing admittedly, but he has done so in a way which gives many people here some hope that they do could eventually find themselves in that position. He's basically shed some light on a process which up until now has been a opaque. A good deed really.

All I did was "shedding some light" myself on the odds of being able to replicate the OP's accomplishment.

Then I complained on the unfairness of it all and on the only possible solution I see. Skip the second part, if you want, and correct the first, if you can...

But keep this thread on topic, and find it in your heart to actually, perhaps...maybe...possibly, congradulate this person.

Besides my replies to jdinasia's off topic comments (which I see you are NOT addressing...) I can't see how my first post could be meant as off topic.

Anyway, yes, congrats to the OP. Thai citizenship isn't something I would want but easy PR definitely is and I am VERY pissed off at not having the right to get it as a spouse of a Thai national and a possible future father of Thai citizens.

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nope :o not blind ... and not a daydreamer ......

Read USA socio-economic statistics I managed to move here in my 30's and haven't worked :D

And what do you think my point was?

You managed to move there in your 30s and you haven't worked BECAUSE YOU ARE FROM THE USA AND NOT FROM THAILAND.

in fact haven't worked since my mid-30's even in the USA. <I will be working at some point this year ... between the exchange rate and too much down time I should do SOMETHING :D

My Thai partner read BF could buy and sell me twice :D His family could do the same with me and my family twice as well :D

MOST Westerners would be able to "buy and sell twice" the average Thai while your BF is one of the VERY FEW Thais who could "buy and sell twice" the average Westerner.

You say you aren't blind nor a daydreamer so what's you problem understanding this very simple point proven by those Thai and US socio-economics statistics?

Remember ... I actually LIVE here .. speak read and write the language :bah: But I do enjoy being 'schooled' by folks that don't :bah:

Read my past posts, I managed to move there in my 20s, I lived there for 4 years and the Thai I picked up there is almost as good as the English I picked up living in the US.

I have not been working in the USA (I have part-timed for a while just to socialize and because it was fun), I have not been working in Thailand and I am not working now in Italy (studying for my second degree).

BTW, the fact that I can read and understand socio-economic stats and that my first degree is in Social Sciences may actually put me in a better position to "school" about Thai society than many others here who, while denying and condemning it, are in fact trying to do it all the same...

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Aren't you glad you ARE NOT from Thailand?

Nope

Very commonly for blind daydreamers, you clearly don't understand the implications of being from Thailand.

It means, khun jdinasia, that you would MOST PROBABLY (read Thai socio-economic statistics) NOT BE enjoying yourself in Kamala Beach...

geez,

a guy comes forward and posts how he managed to get Thai citizenship. Not an easy thing admittedly, but he has done so in a way which gives many people here some hope that they too could eventually find themselves in that position. He's basically shed some light on a process which up until now has been rather opaque to the farang community here in Thailand. A good deed really. ed: a fuggin' great deed actually.

And what do you do? Bemoan the process he has just gone through and belittle anyone else who perhaps have the personal want and motivation to go that extra step as well.

If you want, start up another thread and bang on against all your real and perceived inequities in Thailand. Most will note that you are doing so from Italy. But keep this thread on topic, and find it in your heart to actually, perhaps...maybe...possibly, congradulate this person.

Great post, Samran!!!

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ALL OFF topic ..... but I will give one last reply ... The average Yank doesn't manage to do what I have done any more than the average Thai does :o

I have no reason to think that I would be any less successful at beating the norm in Thailand than I was in the USA .... nor do I have any trouble with the way life actually is!

Again ... I admire the guys that manage PR and even more so citizenship in Thailand .... one helluva great accomplishment! <<and your degree <1st> doesn't have anything on me :D >>

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Great post, Samran!!!

Great argument-less patting on the back, grtaylor!!!

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ALL OFF topic ..... but I will give one last reply ... The average Yank doesn't manage to do what I have done any more than the average Thai does :D

The point wasn't moving to a foreign country in one's 30s and living there without working (your BF hasn't done that, for example). I thought the point you were trying to make was being able to "buy and sell twice" one another. The average "Yank" CAN do that to the average Thai, the average Thai CANNOT do that to the average "Yank".

And if all you are saying now is that the average American isn't able to move to Thailand in his/her 30s and living there without working well, while being true, it still fails to address the fact that the average American has INFINITELY more chances to be able to achieve it than the average Thai has.

I have no reason to think that I would be any less successful at beating the norm in Thailand than I was in the USA ....
:o

See what I was saying about blind daydreamers...

nor do I have any trouble with the way life actually is!

And why should you with the way YOUR life actually is (living in Kamala Beach without having to work)..?

...or are you speaking for the average Thai and its life?

Again ... I admire the guys that manage PR and even more so citizenship in Thailand .... one helluva great accomplishment!
So why aren't you "beating the norm" here?!? Eh, khun jdinasia!?!
<<and your degree <1st> doesn't have anything on me :D >>

It does nothing on blind daydreamers...

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BAF, clearly you don't understand the implications of Samran's post.

Get back on topic or clear off.

Speaking as a moderator of this forum, is that clear????

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BAF, clearly you don't understand the implications of Samran's post.

Get back on topic or clear off.

Speaking as a moderator of this forum, is that clear????

Thanks!

to diminish a man's accomplishments with your own rants and bias is rather low! :o When I start with the extension of stay I'll look at these options myself :D

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a guy comes forward and posts how he managed to get Thai citizenship. Not an easy thing admittedly, but he has done so in a way which gives many people here some hope that they do could eventually find themselves in that position. He's basically shed some light on a process which up until now has been a opaque. A good deed really.

All I did was "shedding some light" myself on the odds of being able to replicate the OP's accomplishment.

Then I complained on the unfairness of it all and on the only possible solution I see. Skip the second part, if you want, and correct the first, if you can...

But keep this thread on topic, and find it in your heart to actually, perhaps...maybe...possibly, congradulate this person.
Besides my replies to jdinasia's off topic comments (which I see you are NOT addressing...) I can't see how my first post could be meant as off topic.

Anyway, yes, congrats to the OP. Thai citizenship isn't something I would want but easy PR definitely is and I am VERY pissed off at not having the right to get it as a spouse of a Thai national and a possible future father of Thai citizens.

mama mia! as my dear old imaginary nonna would have perhaps said.....

there is a time and place for everything. That was my point. You can make your arguments, but do it elsewhere on another thread. This is a post about someone who has gone though the process and is giving people some valuable tips on how to do it. It isn't about the equity in the rules per se, which you seem to want to rage against.

I don't, and certainly the OP doesn't, pretend to think that the process doesn't contain a level of subjectivity and preference. BUT, for a thread like this, I think readers would rather hear the in's and out's of the process from people who are going though it, rather than someone who hasn't. It is rare enough a thread like this comes along on TV to want to have it hijacked by people with sour grapes.

Yes, the rules as they stand do discriminate on the basis of sex, marriage status and whether you are working here or not. For females, you can skip the PR stage and go straight to citzenship. For working males, you have an advantage over non-working males to get PR...the first step to citizenship. But, if you are a maried male working and married to a Thai national, then they'll give you a discount on PR....and it is all of a sudden more attactive.

But, one step at a time. The OP with his post has just demolished a whole bunch of preconceptions suurounding the citizenship process.

Swings and roundabouts...

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Hello dbrenn

my name is Tom Young Iam from Canada, the province Ilive in is called Alberta, the city is called Fort mcmurray. I read your story about your journey to attainng a thai citizenship. quite the story. Iam writing to you because I have a fiance who lives outside(42km) of Udon Thani, and I could use all the help on l;earning about the thai system! IAm currently building a home in the village of Non Simma.

If you could I would appreciate emailing to you about your life in Thailand...Iam currently employeed by an oil corporation here in Ft Mcmurray, but my plan is to move to Thailand in 1-2 years...maybe sooner. But I donot quite understand the issues surrouonding the Farangs lving there (visa's) ect. I may be taking 2 of my children to live with me, they are 14 & 12..Any how I will keep it short, please if you do not mind could you email me to let me now if you would share your experiences and knowledge with me?

sincerely

Tom Young

My email adress is thanks again and hope to hear fro you. I do have mnay questions to ask, if you do not mind.

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Question for the day.

How many Western foreigners are granted Thai citizenship each year?

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