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Acquisition of Thai citizenship - Citizenship.
Thai Citizenship Law
It is appropriate to amend the Nationality Act, therefore by the King, through and with the Council and the approval of the Constituent Assembly in the role of the National Assembly, as follows. The Act is referred to as "Nationality Act, B.E. 2508" Section 2.
The law will enter into effect on the following morning after its promulgation in the Royal Thai Government Gazette. The Nationality Act, B.E. 2495 (1952); (2) The Nationality Act (No. 2), B.E. 2496 (1953); (3) The Nationality Act (No. 3), B.E. 2499 (1956); (4) The Nationality Act (No. 4) B.E. 2503 (1960).
"Foreigner " means a non-Thai national; "Displaced Thai" means an individual who, by reason of the territory of the Thai Kingdom, has in the past become a national of another State and is not a national of another State, has entered and resided in the Kingdom of Thailand for an indefinite term, has followed the Thai way of living and has been monitored and recorded in accordance with the Thai Ministerial Decree under the CIVR.
"Subcommittee " means a commission responsible for taking nationality into account. "Officer responsible" means the persons designated by the Minister for the implementation of this Act; "Minister" means the Minister who shall take the lead and shall supervise the implementation of this Act. Acquiring Thai nationality under sections 9, 12 or 12/1, losing Thai nationality under section 2 or regaining Thai nationality under section 3 shall become operative and have an effect on an individual basis upon being published in the Government Gazette.
It is the Minister of the Interior who shall be in authority and supervise the implementation of this Act and shall be empowered to designate the relevant civil servants and to enact ministerial decrees setting the charges which do not exceed the percentages attached to this Act, and to relieve each individual or any individual in general of the as follows:
Firstly, an applicant for naturalisation as Thais; secondly, a certificate of naturalisation as Thais; thirdly, an applicant for regaining Thailand citizenship. These are the people who obtain citizenship by birth: 1. A child who has been borne by a parent of Thai nationality, whether within or outside the Kingdom of Thailand; 2. A child who has been borne within the Kingdom of Thailand, with the exception of the child referred to in Section 7 to 1.
"The term "father" in (1) also means a subject who has been proven to be a natural parent of the subject under the Ministerial Decree, although he or she has not registered his or her matrimony or has not registered a marital family. Persons of foreign nationality shall not be granted to a foreign national of the Kingdom of Thailand if, at the date of his/her death, his/her legal or unmarried pa, 1) the individual who was granted a limited immunity for a provisional period in the Kingdom as a specific case; 2) the individual who was allowed to reside in the Kingdom of Thailand as a permanent resident; 3) the individual who immigrated to and stayed in the Kingdom of Thailand without a permit under the Act on Migration.
If the Minister considers it appropriate, he may consider and issue an order in accordance with the cabinet regulations for each individual case or, more generally, for any individual holding the citizenship of Thailand referred to in the preceding subparagraph. Persons who have been borne in the Kingdom of Thailand and have not obtained the citizenship of Thailand referred to in the preceding subparagraph shall be resident in the Kingdom of Thailand under the terms and circumstances laid down in the Ministerial Decree, while respecting the fundamental aspects of domestic safety and respecting respect for fundamental freedoms.
It is assumed that the individual immigrated to and stayed in the Kingdom of Thailand without authorization from the Federal Act on Migration, unless the ministerial decree has been made. An individual who has been borne in the Kingdom of foreign nationals does not obtain the nationality of Thailand if he or she was a parent at the moment of his or her birth:
He or she is the head of a foreign embassy or consulate; (2) the head of a foreign consulate or a member thereof; (3) an official or an official of an overseas organisation; (4) a member of a host families, either as a kinsman under the auspices or as a foreign minister, to live with the individual in (1), (2) or (3).
A foreigner who is to marry a foreign national of Thailand must, if she wishes to obtain the nationality of Thailand, submit an request to the relevant civil servant in the way and in the way stipulated in the Ministerial Order. It is at the Minister's sole discretion whether to grant or refuse authorisation to obtain citizenship of Thailand.
Part 9/1 The Committee for the Recognition of Expelled Thais is established and is composed of Not more than seven (7) Interior Minister nominated expert members; (1) Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior as Chairman; (2) Representative of the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Office of the National Intelligence Service, the Office of the National Security Council and the Office of the Royal Thai Police as members by name.
It shall consist of scientists or scholars dealing with questions of nationality or judicial statute, socialology, anthropology, historical or ethnical research, NGO representations and civic organisations; the Director-General of the Department of Provincial Administration (DOPA) is a member and acts as secretariat of the Committee.
Overseeing and recognizing expelled Thais; (2) Recommend and advise the Minister on the adoption of the Ministerial Decree or all proceedings related to expelled Thais without having to comply with the proceedings under Section 27; (3) carry out other obligations as required by the Minister. Anyone who claims to be a Displaced Thai and requires approval as a Display Thai must apply to an appropriate official.
Once submitted, the proposal will be submitted to the Committee for consideration and approval as Limited Tais. The review and acceptance of a Display Thailand is carried out according to the policies, terms and processes laid down in the Ministerial Ordinance. An individual recognised by the Committee as having been granted displacement status is deemed to be a naturalisation beneficiary of Thailand by virtue of childbirth.
Childrens of expelled Thais shall be granted citizenship of Thailand by childbirth in accordance with paragraph 1 of this section, unless they are of another country's nationality. Permits the use of Section 9/6 paragraph 2 to apply to expelled Thais' sons who have obtained Thailand citizenship before their parent was recognised as expelled Thais under Section 9/6 paragraph 1.
A foreigner with the following qualification may request naturalisation as a Thai citizen: He or she shall (1) be deemed to have been resident in Thailand in accordance with Thai nationality laws and laws; (2) conduct well; (3) employment; (4) residence in the Thai Kingdom for a term of not less than five years until the date of naturalisation; (5) command of the Thai langua, as required by the Statute.
Section 10 (4) and (5) shall not be applicable if the claimant has worked for naturalisation as a Thai citizen; (1) has earned Thailand or has acted in favour of a ministry considered appropriate by the Minister; (2) 13 is a dependent or spouse of a Thai national or has regained Thai nationality; (3) is a former Thai national; (4) 14
Anyone wishing to become a Thai citizen must submit an asylum request to the appropriate officer in the way and format required by the Ministerial Decree. If the naturalisation candidate under para. 1 has a child who is not a Thai legal entity and who resides in Thailand, he may at the same time request such naturalisation for his/her.
It is at the minister's own judgement whether or not to grant naturalisation permits to Thai citizens. Under the Royal Sanction, the claimant must make a declaration of allegiance to Thailand. Any other person may request such naturalisation in accordance with 12 for a person without Thai nationality residing in the Kingdom of Thailand:
A trustee by order of the tribunal may request the naturalisation of incompetents who have proof of childbirth in the Kingdom of Thailand. They are exempt from the possession of the qualification according to 10 paras. 3 and 5 and the confirmation of the allegiance of the person to Thailand is at the Minister's sole and absolute discretion. 3.
The petition for naturalisation as Thais for the others under para. 1 must comply with the Ministerial Ordinance. A man or women of Thailand nationality who is marrying a foreigner and who can obtain the nationality of the spouse under the nationality of his or her spouse or spouse may, if he or she wishes to waive his or her nationality, make a statement of his or her intent to the relevant officer in accordance with the format and in the way laid down in the Ministerial Order.
eighteen A foreign national who was birth by a foreign parent or a foreign parent and who has obtained the nationality of their parent or parent in accordance with the Act on the nationality of their parent or parent, or a holder of the nationality of Thailand in accordance with section 12(2) or section 12/1(2) and (3) may, if they wish to maintain their other nationality, within one year of reaching the age of twenty, make a waiver of their intent to become nationals of Thailand in accordance with the terms and in the following section.
Upon examination of the intent to surrender, the Minister may give authorisation if there are well-founded grounds for believing that this individual may obtain the nationality of his ancestor, parent or a non-Swiss nationality, except in cases where Thailand is in a state of hostilities or is at a state of martial law, he may order the surrender of Thai nationality.
Anyone who holds the citizenship of Thailand and another nationality or who obtains the citizenship of Thailand by naturalisation may, if he wishes to waive his citizenship of Thailand, submit an appropriate request to the relevant civil servant in this way and in the way required by the ministerial regulations.
It is at the Minister's sole option to grant or refuse to grant a waiver of nationality. For a foreign women who acquire the citizenship of Thailand by means of a wedding, their citizenship of Thailand may be withdrawn if it is so: this is the case: The wedding took place by concealing facts or statements of fact in substantive terms; (2) it perpetrates any act which is detrimental to safety or against the interests of the State or offends the State; (3) it perpetrates any act which is offensive to law and order or to morality.
The withdrawal of Thailand's nationality in section 1 is at the Minister's sole discretion. a. In the case of a national of a non-G Thai parental entity who has been borne in the Kingdom of Thailand and who has acquired the nationality of Thailand, his nationality may be withdrawn if this is the case: He has been resident in a non-national State of which his grandfather or his grandfather was or was a national for a length of more than five years from the date on which he became sujici; (2) There is proof that he is claiming the nationality of his grandfather, his grandfather or a non-national nationality or that he has an interest in the nationality of his grandfather, his grandfather or a non-national nationality;
He is guilty of any act which is detrimental to safety or detrimental to the interests of the State or which is an offence against the people. Cancellation of Thai nationality in (1) or (2) is at the Minister's option, whereas in the case of (3) or (4) the Court orders the withdrawal at the Prosecutor's application.
If there are conditions which are likely to safeguard the safety or interests of the State, the Minister shall be entitled to withdraw the nationality of the individual who has acquired the nationality of Thailand in accordance with Section 7 to para. 2. He has the power to withdraw the citizenship of a foreign citizen who becomes a national of Thailand if this is the case:
This naturalisation was carried out by concealing facts or statements of falsehood; (2) There is proof that he still claims his former nationality; (3) He is committing any act which is contrary to the safety or interests of the State or constitutes an offence against the State; (3) He is not entitled to naturalisation;
He is guilty of any act that violates the law or morality; (5) He has been abroad for more than five years without residing in Thailand; (6) He continues to retain the country's nationality in the conflict with Thailand. Withdrawal of a child's nationality under this Section may apply to a child of a child whose nationality is withdrawn, provided that the child is not a suj juri and acquires the nationality of the child in accordance with Section 12, second subparagraph.
After the order to deprive the King of Thailand of his citizenship has been issued, the Minister submits the case to the King. Persons of Thailand nationality who were borne by a foreign parent or a foreign parent and who can obtain the nationality of their parent under the Act on the nationality of their parent or parent shall cease to be nationals of Thailand if they receive a foreigner's permit under the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals.
Persons of Thai nationality who have been naturalised as foreigners or who have relinquished or whose citizenship has been withdrawn shall be deprived of the right to a Thai nationality. A man or women of Thai nationality who has surrendered his/her nationality in the case of a wedding to a foreigner in accordance with Section 13 may, if the wedding has been terminated for whatever reasons, request the regaining of his/her nationality.
When requesting the regaining of citizenship of Thailand, a letter of intent must be submitted to the responsible officer in the format and method stipulated in the ministerial ordinances. Anyone who has been deprived of the citizenship of Thailand together with their parents without becoming a member of the government must, if they wish to regain the citizenship of Thailand, submit an asylum request to the appropriate civil servant within two years of the date on which they became a member of the government under the laws of Thailand and the laws under which they hold the citizenship, in the way and in the way specified in the ministerial order.
It is at the Minister's sole option to grant or refuse authorisation to regain Thai citizenship. A Citizenship Verification Committee shall be established, including:: The Undersecretary of State for the Interior as Chairperson; (2) Representatives of the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Labour, the National Security Council, the Public Prosecutor's Office, the Royal Thai Police Office, the Office of the National Intelligence Service, the Drugs Control Committee and the Internal Security Operations Command as members; (3) Citizenship nationality Specialists nominated by the Minister as members by no more than 6 people.
The Committee is authorised to give the Minister Council and opinions at the Minister's own judgement under 7 to, 9, 11, 12, 16, 19, 12/1, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 24.