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But you can buy a house in your name and the law protect a house on leased land. You can buy cars, motorbikes and get a bank account with credit card in your name. You can get your landline telephone and internet in your name.

It's easy to get a Thai driver licence. A Thai driver licence is good as an ID-card

I've got all the bold ones in my own name and I don't have a yellow TB.

My mates got the italic ones in his own name and no yellow TB.

So what benefit is it again?

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But you can buy a house in your name and the law protect a house on leased land. You can buy cars, motorbikes and get a bank account with credit card in your name. You can get your landline telephone and internet in your name.

It's easy to get a Thai driver licence. A Thai driver licence is good as an ID-card

I've got all the bold ones in my own name and I don't have a yellow TB.

My mates got the italic ones in his own name and no yellow TB.

So what benefit is it again?

1)If the house is mine I would like to show I'm living there.

2)The telephone(landline)will be in the name of the house owner(or,if you rent,you have to show the rental agreement)

3)The address confirmation from the Imm. Office,in my experience,isn't so easy to obtain(it may be different in other places)

4)As already said,not many advantages,we are Farangs,don't have the same rights as Thais,the yellow Tabien Ban,don't give you extra clout,but makes life easier,sometimes! :o

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I bought my condo in Bangkok 2 months ago. I live there alone. After the transfer I was given the blue book by the seller and was told by her that I needed to register. On reading this thread it would seem that I cannot register my name in the blue book as I am a foreigner (with a work permit).

Does it matter? Do I need a yellow book?

Confused...

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I got my yellow book. It took one morning. All the paperwork was completed I waited in the Amphur for about 1 hour or so and collected the book. Lots of smiles did not get angry at requests for additional paperwork (in the form of s police report).

The Amphur staff were extremely helpful.

I am still working out what the benifits of having one are...... I have come up with one which is useful for me and that is not needing to go to my embassy to obtain a letter anymore :o for Driviving lic etc

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I dont understand why one must have a certificate of residency to get a yellow book. To get the certificate, you must provide the same information they ask for to get the yellow book, except the witnesses. So, you are really going through the process twice.

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I dont understand why one must have a certificate of residency to get a yellow book. To get the certificate, you must provide the same information they ask for to get the yellow book, except the witnesses. So, you are really going through the process twice.

I don't understand it either and having had a rant at my wife about it (she opened both ears to let it pass through) I will be going up to Mae Sot in a few days to collect one and make a 90 day report at the same time. :D

Go with the flow and keep your blood pressure down. :)

I felt better after the rant though. :D

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I am still working out what the benifits of having one are...... I have come up with one which is useful for me and that is not needing to go to my embassy to obtain a letter anymore :) for Driviving lic etc
I too am trying to work out "what the benefits of having one are...."? I haven't got one and don't want one. I personally think it's obtained by paranoid married men who aren't too sure that their relationships are stable. By having the 'Yellow Book', and having their relationship go pear shape, it's then, probably, used as a consolation that they come away with some dignity. For me, I've only paid out what I can afford to lose, a standard necessity in Thailand, in a few peoples honest opinions.

PS. 'Maprao' you have never had to go to an Embassy to get a letter for a "Driving lic" in the years I've been here. You get the letter from the Immigration Office, surely ?

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I am still working out what the benifits of having one are...... I have come up with one which is useful for me and that is not needing to go to my embassy to obtain a letter anymore :D for Driviving lic etc
I too am trying to work out "what the benefits of having one are...."? I haven't got one and don't want one. I personally think it's obtained by paranoid married men who aren't too sure that their relationships are stable. By having the 'Yellow Book', and having their relationship go pear shape, it's then, probably, used as a consolation that they come away with some dignity. For me, I've only paid out what I can afford to lose, a standard necessity in Thailand, in a few peoples honest opinions.

PS. 'Maprao' you have never had to go to an Embassy to get a letter for a "Driving lic" in the years I've been here. You get the letter from the Immigration Office, surely ?

What a strange attitude seeing as this book gives absolutely no more legal rights to property ownership(assuming you already know that :D).

I got a yellow book because with it you no longer need Residence letters and its a good form of ID without carrying round your passport. PLUS it was FREE. It also shows you to be more than a lowly tourist in National Parks ect.

All that has Fark Hall to do with any relationship issues :)

Dave

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Sorry I don't understand your first sentence 'Dave'. How many times do you need a residencey letter ? I got one once. It allowed me to open a bank account and put the car in my name. Never required one since, and that's a good few years now. Some banks and car dealers will do that anyway, without the letter. The 'yellow book', "It's a good form of ID", no more a "good form" than carrying your driving licence. The 'yellow book' doesn't have your photo in it, so how can that be a "good form of ID" ? Even Thais cannot use their 'blue books' for ID purposes, it's not acceptable and neither is a 'yellow' one for us. Any 'Tom, Dick or Harry can use it and say they're the person in the book, without a secondary form of ID.

I never carry my passport, or have ever been asked to do so, other than at the bank, which I'd expect them to do for security. Even with the "Yellow Book" you're still no more than a "lowely tourist" and always will be. I know of no "National Parks" that treat you differently because you have a "Yellow Book". I'm sorry, but I still see the "Yellow Book" as a comfort tool, an expensive one at that, for a married farang that feels insecure. Sorry, but that's my opinion.

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Sorry I don't understand your first sentence 'Dave'. How many times do you need a residencey letter ? I got one once. It allowed me to open a bank account and put the car in my name. Never required one since, and that's a good few years now. Some banks and car dealers will do that anyway, without the letter. The 'yellow book', "It's a good form of ID", no more a "good form" than carrying your driving licence. The 'yellow book' doesn't have your photo in it, so how can that be a "good form of ID" ? Even Thais cannot use their 'blue books' for ID purposes, it's not acceptable and neither is a 'yellow' one for us. Any 'Tom, Dick or Harry can use it and say they're the person in the book, without a secondary form of ID.

I never carry my passport, or have ever been asked to do so, other than at the bank, which I'd expect them to do for security. Even with the "Yellow Book" you're still no more than a "lowely tourist" and always will be. I know of no "National Parks" that treat you differently because you have a "Yellow Book". I'm sorry, but I still see the "Yellow Book" as a comfort tool, an expensive one at that, for a married farang that feels insecure. Sorry, but that's my opinion.

I can see your point of view but others have a vastly different reason for wanting one.

You need the residency letter to prove where you live albeit that that the embassy has no real idea and will take your word for it.

I have lived and worked in Thailand since 1993 and I must have moved about 10 times so in theory I should have applied to the embassy 10 times though I didn't.

My driving licence says that I live in Sukhumvit 93 in Bangkok though in reality I live in Klong Lan in the central region.

My licence is due for renewal next year and I want to get it done in Khampaeng Phet wich is 65 km from where I live now. To get a letter from the embassy would take me 2 days minimum, an 800 km round trip and probably 2 overnight stays in a hotel plus the 2,088 baht to pay the embassy for a letter.

I bought my motorcyle this year in Nakhon Si Thammarat and I need to change the registration to Khampaeng Phet as well.

All of the above has nothing to do with it as a "comfort tool" for myself and my wife. (which by the way I find slightly offensive)

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Sorry I don't understand your first sentence 'Dave'. How many times do you need a residencey letter ? I got one once. It allowed me to open a bank account and put the car in my name. Never required one since, and that's a good few years now. Some banks and car dealers will do that anyway, without the letter. The 'yellow book', "It's a good form of ID", no more a "good form" than carrying your driving licence. The 'yellow book' doesn't have your photo in it, so how can that be a "good form of ID" ? Even Thais cannot use their 'blue books' for ID purposes, it's not acceptable and neither is a 'yellow' one for us. Any 'Tom, Dick or Harry can use it and say they're the person in the book, without a secondary form of ID.

I never carry my passport, or have ever been asked to do so, other than at the bank, which I'd expect them to do for security. Even with the "Yellow Book" you're still no more than a "lowely tourist" and always will be. I know of no "National Parks" that treat you differently because you have a "Yellow Book". I'm sorry, but I still see the "Yellow Book" as a comfort tool, an expensive one at that, for a married farang that feels insecure. Sorry, but that's my opinion.

Hi Sinbin

I needed a separate(new) residence for the following

1)to buy a car

2)to buy a motorbike

3) to get my first one year DL for said car

4) to get my first one year DL for said motorbike

5) to get a 5 yr DL for said car

6) to get a 5 yr DL for said bike

7) for a private legal matter with a Lawyer

8) to open a bank account

I do accept you comments with regard to ID but I have found that I can get into National Parks/sites at Thai prices and not Farang vastly inflated prices.

Technically all farangs should carry their passport at all times (yes, I know this is crazy and impractical) and (probably like you) I feel unsafe when this important document is not stored away securely. I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO PRODUCE MY PASSPORT BY POLICE. A very good practical solution is to carry a small Cr card sized laminated copy BTW.

Thai Immigration have just relocated some 3 hours away from my hometown so believe me, I have saved a fortune by not needing further Residence Letters when compared to obtaining a FREE Yellow Tabian Baan locally.

So to summarize, I understand we have different experiences and we both have explained why we differ in opinions. Thats what a good open forum is all about. Like Billd766 I to find your reference to 'a comfort tool' slightly offensive and belittling.

Dave

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I can see your point of view but others have a vastly different reason for wanting one.

You need the residency letter to prove where you live albeit that that the embassy has no real idea and will take your word for it.

I have lived and worked in Thailand since 1993 and I must have moved about 10 times so in theory I should have applied to the embassy 10 times though I didn't.

My driving licence says that I live in Sukhumvit 93 in Bangkok though in reality I live in Klong Lan in the central region.

My licence is due for renewal next year and I want to get it done in Khampaeng Phet wich is 65 km from where I live now. To get a letter from the embassy would take me 2 days minimum, an 800 km round trip and probably 2 overnight stays in a hotel plus the 2,088 baht to pay the embassy for a letter.

I bought my motorcyle this year in Nakhon Si Thammarat and I need to change the registration to Khampaeng Phet as well.

All of the above has nothing to do with it as a "comfort tool" for myself and my wife. (which by the way I find slightly offensive)

Why did you take offence at "comfort tool" as I never a directed it at anyone other than to say "I see the "yellow Book" as a comfort tool,". My thoughts, and not a critism of anyone.

As for a "residency letter" I got mine from the Immigration office in Korat, free. Why go to an embassy and pay to get it ? It'll be in English and you'd need to get it translated, surely ?

I've had 2 cars and 1 motorcycle since being here. All registered to me and I've only had to obtain 1 "residency letter", the first one. I currently have a 5 year driving licence with the address of my first abode, here in Isaan. I've moved twice since then and was never asked for a "residency letter" when changing from a 1 year to a 5 year licence, or was I asked if I still lived at the original address.

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