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Children travelling - mixed nationality

Post by cookie102 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:56 pm

If a child is born to mixed parents British/Thai and gets a British passport. How does he get on in the case of leaving thailand for a holiday and then returning .
What is the visa situation?
One parent is Thai national and the other has Retirement extension.

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Post by Big Boy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:02 pm

He gets a Thai passport as well. i.e. dual nationality.
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Post by HHTel » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:07 am

Like most with two passports. Arrives and leaves Thailand on a Thai passport and enters and leaves the UK on a British passport.
There is no visa involved. When in Thailand the child is Thai and when in the UK, the child is British.

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Post by PeteC » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:16 am

If you need to get a Thai passport for the child you'll need his/her Thai birth certificate and both the Mother present with Thai ID card and passport if she has one, and Father with foreign passport. Both parents need to be present for the initial application. At least that was the procedure a few years back. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Children travelling - mixed nationality

Post by Big Boy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:19 am

There will be no problem registering the birth after the event. My son was 21 years old when we registered him.

You say 'he', so I'm assuming it's a boy. You have to be aware that he will be expected to do the lottery for National Service when he reaches the age. Outside of that, dual nationality does have many advantages.
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Re: Children travelling - mixed nationality

Post by jingjoe » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:38 am

And if you travel alone with child make sure you get the mother of child get a letter from amphur giving permission for child to leave country.
Lucky i had the letter and copy of birth certificate as i was pulled aside at thai immigration for 30 minutes while they checked documentation.
We have both thai and australian passports for kids

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Post by HHTel » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:13 am

I've been in and out of the country several times with my kids without their mother and never had a problem. Must have an honest face!

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Post by jingjoe » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:22 am

I flew out in april and last month in october, both times stopped, children 6yo.
Trying to stop parents absconding with child without mums knowledge i would think, my friend from holland stopped both times too.

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Post by Big Boy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:22 am

It does happen. I was clobbered once at Heathrow travelling with my 5 month old son to Thailand. We had a megga disagreement (they were asking questions they knew they weren't allowed to ask, and knew I wasn't allowed to answer). We reached an impasse, but we were allowed to board anyway, however I was starting to have doubts.
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Re: Children travelling - mixed nationality

Post by cookie102 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:52 pm

Thanks very much for all the straight forward answers.
My questions have been answered perfectly.

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