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How/can a US citizen get a Thai passport?


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Passports belong to the government not the individual that possesses it. They can be revoked at anytime. I am looking for a second passport that would allow me to travel if the US government ever placed restrictions on international travel. I have a bank account and condo in Thailand and I am over 50 yoa and have a steady flow of income.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

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From what I understand it is a real pain in the arse to get.

 

Don't quote me on this but I think it helps if you are married to a Thai, have kids, work permit, able to speak Thai ( they test you I believe ). I know a guy who has citizenship now but took him ages to get, no headaches for him owning land etc now though.

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I don't know how to go about it but i believe that it isn't easy. If you ever gain citizenship in Thailand (which you would have to do first) you will be required to renounce your US citizenship. Of course you would no long be eligible to have a US passport. This is a requirement both for Thailand and the US

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This should help.... Link

 

Hope your good at singing!

 

Good luck... I think you'll need it.

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Here is a Link to some information you may find useful not a necessarily a Thai passport though.

 

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I don't know how to go about it but i believe that it isn't easy. If you ever gain citizenship in Thailand (which you would have to do first) you will be required to renounce your US citizenship. Of course you would no long be eligible to have a US passport. This is a requirement both for Thailand and the US

 

This is not enforced in the US. I have dual nationality and multiple passports, US being one of them.

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This is not enforced in the US. I have dual nationality and multiple passports, US being one of them.

 

Which other nationality do you have ?

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Can you have dual nationality ( Thai/ British ) if you are British ?

 

Technically no! Although yes, as far as the British side is concerned.

 

The law in Thailand is pretty straightforward - to get Thai citizenship you must relinquish all others. If you are under 18 this does not apply.

 

However, like many things in Thailand the law isn't rigorously enforced and many girls (especially) hold two. However, in certain arenas (airport especially) they do try to "catch you out" and if you say "I have two passports" or words to that effect, they will remove the Thai one. For example if you enter on a Thai passport then try to exit on a British passport they will ask "why no visa stamp". If you tried to exit on the Thai passport they would want to know where the entry visa for your destination is. Long and short is if you travel frequently you are likely to get found out.

 

It is possible to get a Thai passport (though difficult) and there are certain advantages for people who are 100% sure they will be remaining in the Kingdom such as land ownership etc.

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Is it April 1st?

 

How can the US ever put restrictions on its citizens from travelling? (To Iran or places like that perhaps)

 

Isn't this the country that drones on and on about 'freedom' as if they have a monopoly on it?

 

But if it does then the national anthem wil have to be changed, I mean you won't be able to sing 'land of the free' anymore will you - without puking of course :Disease1:

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By the letter of the law you may be supposed to chose 1 or the other if you are a US citizen trying to get Thai but I know people who have both that were first Farang or first Thai and they have both and never have any problem whatsoever. It is very difficult to get Thai citizenship. It requires a long record of paying taxes, ability to speak Thai and letters of recommendation from high ranking Thai's. I don't think it can be done in less than 5 years and maybe even 10.

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My wife is Thai but she has also Thai and US Passports. Both of my sons were physically born here in USA but they too have Thai passports and US Passports. Added them to the house papers and shortly thereafter they were issued Thai Passports.

 

Not sure how I could go about getting one for myself. I guess though that since my sons are also Thai citizens they can apply for me on my behalf?

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Is it April 1st?

 

How can the US ever put restrictions on its citizens from travelling? (To Iran or places like that perhaps)

 

Isn't this the country that drones on and on about 'freedom' as if they have a monopoly on it?

 

But if it does then the national anthem wil have to be changed, I mean you won't be able to sing 'land of the free' anymore will you - without puking of course :D

 

bla bla bla. idiot.

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I am looking for a second passport that would allow me to travel if the US government ever placed restrictions on international travel.

 

I hope you have better reasons than that - 1984 has come and gone :D

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