This topic has been covered quite extensively before, and from looking back at what has been posted it would seem that the deciding factor as to whether dual Thai nationals living abroad are called for 'the draw' or not is whether they are registered on a tabien bahn document in Thailand. Have I understood this correctly? We are living in England now, but we were living in Thailand for the first 3 months of my son's life and his name is still on the tabien bahn there. Is it correct to say that the only way to guarantee he won't be called for national service is to remove him from the tabien bahn? Does anybody know what the implications of doing this are? My wife's Thai friend, also living in England said that doing that would basically remove all his rights in Thailand. Thanks for any advice.