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Yellow book, blue book

Post by migrant » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:13 pm

I know the books come up often in discussion, but maybe someone can explain them, and any other colored books.

When, and where, does one get them?

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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by buksida » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:35 pm

Blue book is a Thai house registration document, yellow one is for foreigners, both issued by Amphur office.

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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by hhfarang » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:42 pm

Your wife will have a blue book and you can have a yellow book once you own a house. I did find a couple of advantages to owning a yellow book, but I can't remember exactly what they were now, or what I used it for since it was a few years since I had one. I just remember it came in handy a couple of times.
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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by SunandFun » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:46 pm

Blue Books can be used to verify address as it has your name on it. Yellow Book requires a letter from Immigration (500 Baht) to prove address. This is my understanding. Foreigners can get a Blue Book but it is a separate and lengthy procedure.
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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by migrant » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:54 pm

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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by NOKYAI » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:24 pm

SunandFun wrote:Blue Books can be used to verify address as it has your name on it. Yellow Book requires a letter from Immigration (500 Baht) to prove address. This is my understanding. Foreigners can get a Blue Book but it is a separate and lengthy procedure.
I'm not sure this is correct.

A felang can not get a blue book for his property only a yellow. It's quite complicated and needs a trip to BKK to have your passport verified by your embassy then I believe the local tassiabaan will issue. I have 2 yellow books in the previous owners name and have to show these as proof of address when buying vehicles, driving licences etc

One day I'll get round to getting my own, but my passport is about to fun out so I was waiting for my new one.
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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by HHTel » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:15 am

The yellow book is only a registration of address for a farang. You don't have to own the house and this certainly is not proof of ownership as some people think.It does require a trip to BKK to have your passport verified but once done, the procedure is quite straightforward. The Tessabahn in HH usually issue it within 2 weeks. It does have some advantages.

A foreigner can only be on a blue book if he/she has a Permanent Residency Certificate.

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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by NOKYAI » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:21 am

If it's a registration of address, does that mean you don't need to do the form for immigration within 24 hours of arriving each time? ( I know most of us don't do this)
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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by JimmyGreaves » Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:31 pm

Trip to your embassy in Bangkok and then a trip to MFA in Laksi Bangkok, then the tessabahn wait.

If you live in Cha Am they do it in an hour. without any trips!!!
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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by buksida » Tue Sep 01, 2015 5:14 pm

Agree, as with many things involving officialdom in Thailand it varies wildly from office to office/province to province.
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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by Dannie Boy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:22 pm

I confirm what JG says, as I got my yellow book in Cha Am about 3 years ago without having to go to Bangkok.

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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by Big Boy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:51 pm

I can also confirm that when I enquired at Hua Hin Tessebahn, it would definitely have involved a trip to Bangkok.
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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by christopher1 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:17 pm

Good friend of mine did it in Cha-Am about 6 months ago...Had to go to Bangkok first!

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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by HHTel » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:22 am

Dannie Boy wrote:I confirm what JG says, as I got my yellow book in Cha Am about 3 years ago without having to go to Bangkok.

That used to be the case, but not any more. Things have changed somewhat, for instance a new passport has to be verified at your embassy to satisfy Thai immigration.

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Re: Yellow book, blue book

Post by J.J.B. » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:12 am

Well, I have a Blue Book. I own a house (but not the land, obviously) and it's possible my passport or someone with a notarised copy of my passport went to somewhere in Hua Hin or Bangkok to register me. I'm not a permanent resident. My wife is British and we're far from retirement. Go figure.
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