Thai nationality by birth?

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 Thai nationality. If one of the parents Thai however then there would be a difference. speak to attorney in Thailand if you have more questions about obtaining Thai nationality.


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  1. Drake
    November 26, 2020

    My mother was Thai And had me in America she is deceased now and don’t know if she got rid of her residency to come to America with my father. So would I have a Thai nationality?

    • November 26, 2020

      Dear Drake,
      Good day.
      If you are already an adult, it would be difficult to obtain your Thai nationality especially if you Thai parent is already deceased. If you below 20, there will be a chance in getting it.
      Thank you.

  2. Rico
    November 7, 2020

    I am a US citizen living in the US. My daughter, born in Thailand and mother is Thai, is 5 years old. Am I allowed to travel to Thailand to visit my daughter, with the current Covid restrictions?

    • November 8, 2020

      Dear Rico,
      Good day,
      Yes, you are qualified to apply for the Non Immigrant O visa for 90 days or you are also qualified for the tourist visa valid for 60 days.
      Thank you.

  3. Abhijeet Singh
    June 1, 2020

    Hi rex

    May grandfather was thai citizen

    • June 3, 2020

      Please contact the Thai Embassy in India for more information on this matter at Tel: +91 11 2419 7200.

  4. Abhijeet
    May 29, 2020

    Hi my father is born in Thailand in 1957 but in 1966 he came to india, he never go back to thailand staill any chance he can get citizenship currently he dont have any thai doccuments

    • June 1, 2020

      Your father has a Thai father or mother?

  5. August 11, 2017

    I am Bangladeshi city gen,but i am coming to Thailand for treatment with my pregnant wife by tourist that case if my wife delivered a kids then that kids can get PR/Thai citizenship ? or what ?
    on the other hand, we have two person Thai visa for 60 days . How i can return Bangladesh without my kids passport/visa?

    • August 11, 2017

      Hi Sarker,

      The baby will not get Thai citizenship. However the infant will get an emergency travel document from your embassy here in Thailand so the baby can travel to your home country. As for your 60-day visa, it can be extended for 30days at the local immigration.