advocate wrote:Jimmy Greaves.
Name on the birth certificate is only proof of fatherhood and not proof of custody. Fatherhood does not qualify for the visa, only custody will suffice, and seems the only way to get custody is to adopt your own children.
It took me 1 year and approx 8 trips to the courthouse. I used the lawyer from P+A Notary at a cost of 25,000 Bt. It will not be granted unless the mother consents or is completely unfit.
Immigration tell me that this can be done in less than 3 months with paperwork given to a lawyer. Maybe things have speeded up.
So Custody means Adoption, seems odd but TIT
The qualifier is that I have not signed official marriage documents with the Thai Amphur, so I may be morally married, but not legally. But I don't think it matters if you are legally married or not as the presumption seems to be that the mother has custody, esp if married to a foreign national.
Yes I'm not legally married also, only Budda knows not the law
Perhaps someone else may have 1st hand experience on whether being married makes any difference, but as you have already been to immigration and don't seem to qualify under the new rules, it looks like the only options are adoption, legally marry your wife and claim her as the dependant, or qualify for a different type of visa.
For those who are under 50, and don't qualify for a retirement visa, the options seem to be to get married, adopt, or get an education visa and take language lessons.
hhfarang wrote:For those who are under 50, and don't qualify for a retirement visa, the options seem to be to get married, adopt, or get an education visa and take language lessons.
You forgot "Get out of this hell hole and go to a more hospitable country"...
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