Have a look at this..http://www.thaicitizenship.com/thai-...born-overseas/
Just with a quick read through it may be difficult to get a Thai birth certificate now you are 40!!!
I was born in the UK to a Thai mother and an English father. My mother at the time did not apply for a Thai passport for me.
Now that I am 40 - is it still possible to obtain a Thai passport? If so - how and what do I need to do?
I would be grateful for your advice.
Slightly different circumstances, but I know someone who left Thailand eon's ago, went to the US, secured citizenship, had a great career and then 2/3 years ago, returned to Thailand for the first time in the best part of 30 years, on his American passport.
He thought he would have all sorts of difficulty in securing another Thai passport, but found it relatively painless and simple.
I believe if you renounce your (country of choice) citizenship and you can apply for Thai nationality through your mother. Providing you can prove your mothers citizenship.
If you were born in Thailand (no matter when) you can get 'status' as a returning citizen. Loads of 'celebs' do this when they want to retire and buy property (land) in Thailand.
I also believe there is a specific department in the Ministry (of whatever) that deals with this.
Judging others before you have met isn't a wise option.
Hi, and welcome to our forums.
I believe your first step should be to contact the Thai Embassy in London and discuss your options with them. As you were born in the UK, they are your "local office" for dealing with birth registration, ID card, etc.
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Vinny, don't you have the option of becoming a monk for 2 weeks?
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