Nationality by Birth

Hello, my daughter was born in Thailand, is she eligible for Thai nationality? We are Swiss nationals! Please let me know. Thanks. Children born in Thailand can only be able to obtain Thai nationality if one of the parents is Thai. Since both of you are foreigners, your daughter cannot be eligible to hold a …

Thailand Visa on Arrival

I arrived in Thailand by land, from Cambodia, on July 31. I’d like to stay until September 6. Is this possible to visit the Immigration in Bangkok and receive an extension on the 15-day visa on arrival? Unfortunately, the visa on arrival can only be extended to 7 days at the Thai Immigration office. Should …

Thai Re-entry Permit

Hi I live in Thailand on a retirement visa and have a valid UK passport. And I’m going to the UK England for 10 days in September to see my family. Do I need any type of visa for the trip? I am a UK national. A British passport holder on a Thai retirement visa …

Marriage Certificate in Thailand

I am married to a Thai and we are moving back to my home country. I was wondering about our marriage registration abroad. Is the Thai marriage registration recognized abroad? Thai marriage registration is not only recognized under Thai law but also in the foreigner’s country of nationality. Once marriage is registered in Thailand, these …

Immigration in Thailand

So it’s not really a requirement that I have to obtain a work permit or can I simply work in Thailand on my business visa? The You cannot work legally in Thailand without a work permit. And a non-immigrant “B” visa is required and should be obtained first to apply for a work permit. It …

Thailand Visa

I live in Bangkok and I have been married to a Thai for 5 years. I was wondering what would happen when my Thai wife dies. What happens to my Thai marriage visa? A foreigner being married to a Thai spouse shall be granted a Marriage visa provided that requirements are met. The visa would …

Thai Citizenship

I will marry a Thai woman next month, how will I be able to stay in Thailand? Can I have a Thai nationality? Marrying a Thai national would enable you to apply for a long-term visa on a Marriage visa. There are certain requirements that the foreign spouse needs to meet in order to proceed …

Working in Thailand

I have found another job in Thailand and want to change. I was wondering how much of a problem this is going to be. Do I need a new work permit for the new job? If a foreigner leaves a job for whatever reason, they need to hand back the work permit to the labor …