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And you thought getting US citizenship was hard. Getting Thai is even harder!

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I've a relative in Thailand now, so read up on the process. Unlike in the US, non-citizens are substantially restricted, e.g. cannot buy property, even. Took this guy 3.5 years from when he applied (this in 2007, so it is old):

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/121353-story-of-my-thai-citizenship-application/

Now this website claims 6-12 months:

http://thailandvisanow.com/thai-citizenship.html

But it appears to require a certain income as well. It appears very few people grant citizenship in a given year and a lot are rejected.


Good luck!

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Each country is free to set their own citizenship rules to meet their own needs.

IMHO, US citizenship is too easy. Fees waiver for US citizenship is ridiculous.


Done with K1, AOS and ROC

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I've a relative in Thailand now, so read up on the process. Unlike in the US, non-citizens are substantially restricted, e.g. cannot buy property, even. Took this guy 3.5 years from when he applied (this in 2007, so it is old):

http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/121353-story-of-my-thai-citizenship-application/

Now this website claims 6-12 months:

http://thailandvisanow.com/thai-citizenship.html

But it appears to require a certain income as well. It appears very few people grant citizenship in a given year and a lot are rejected.

Most countries that I am aware of you, One can't own land unless citizen. In USA we ####### our land out.........

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Most countries that I am aware of you, One can't own land unless citizen. In USA we ####### our land out.........

Don't think so for Western. The first three I googled, Canada, England, France all allow ownership by non-citizens.


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Yeah, but Uncle Sam can always take it back if you, ya know, don't pay taxes and stuff. Not to mention the US government has more power and can force it's laws on others even outside its borders while many smaller ( weaker) countries can't, so they protect themselves by not allowing non citizens to own land.

Edited by Morningmist

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In Nepal it takes 15 years of residency IIRC, and you have to take a Nepali proficiency test. In the meantime you have to pay a 'non tourist visa' fee every month. Oh and Nepal doesn't allow dual citizenship. I guess they made an exception for Sir Edmund though.

Edited by green_parrot

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