Procedure for Applying for Thai Permanent Residency in 2024
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by Siam Legal International
3w ago
Here is a general guide on how to apply for Permanent Residency in Thailand. To apply for Permanent Residency in Thailand, follow these general steps: Eligibility Criteria: Hold a non-immigrant visa for at least three consecutive years. Maintain a valid visa at the time of application. Meet financial requirements and have a clean criminal record. Visa Categories: Choose a category such as investment, employment, or family reunion that suits your situation. Required Documents: Prepare necessary documents, including a valid passport, non-immigrant visa, proof of financial stability, med ..read more
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Succession and Inheritance in Thailand
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by Siam Legal International
1M ago
What is Succession? Succession is a transfer of rights and obligations from the testator to the heirs, who can exercise their rights when the testator is deceased as defined in the Thai Civil and Commercial Code (TCCC). What is Inheritance? Inheritance can be assets, rights, or obligations designated by the testator, in writing, to specific heirs. In order to determine who shall acquire inheritance, a will shall specify such acquisition belongs to whom. Here are examples that are considered an inheritance: Money Movable properties (car, jewelry, gold, etc.) Immovable properties (house, land ..read more
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Monkhood and Inheritance in Thailand
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by Siam Legal International
1M ago
Rationales of Section 1622 of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code (TCCC) A Buddhist monk is prohibited to claim inheritance as an heir by this provision, but he can be a legatee. Once he leaves monkhood, he has the right to claim for inheritance. There are several justifications on this provision: A person who enters monkhood, is deemed to renounce his passion, lust, and greed in life. Inheritance is a source of wealth in providing prosperity for the person, in which it creates unrelenting greed to gain riches excessively. Thus, this goes against Buddhist tenets on renouncing and forgoing wor ..read more
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Prohibited Assets in Thailand from Inheritance
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by Siam Legal International
1M ago
Permitted and Prohibited Assets From Inheritance Debts and obligations can be inherited by the heir under the Thai Civil and Commercial Code (TCCC). However, Sections 1601 and 1734 of the TCCC define these terms as liabilities and limitations on heirs, ensuring that they are not being burdened by excessive debts: Section 1601 exempts the heir in paying debts with the value greater than the inherited assets. Section 1734 allows the testator to settle debts by paying with the inherited properties before distributing to the heirs. For instance, the testator had a debt of 5 million baht but int ..read more
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Denial of Thai Permanent Residency
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by Siam Legal International
1M ago
Foreigners applying for a Thai permanent residency may have their status revoked if they have a criminal record or are found to violate the laws of public safety. There are also certain prohibitions involved once your permanent residency is denied, according to the Immigration Act. Prohibitions in Granting Permanent Residency Section 44 of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979) justifies the following reasons for rejecting permanent residency status: A person was ordered to imprisonment or punishment by Thai or foreign courts. This condition is exemptible if a foreigner had committed a petty ..read more
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Benefits of Having Thai Permanent Residency
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by Siam Legal International
1M ago
Foreigners receiving permanent residency status in Thailand are offered benefits and rights almost equivalent to those of Thai citizens. The article below lists the numerous advantages that it offers. The Right to Reside in Thailand Permanently Securing the right to remain permanently in Thailand is a huge milestone, allowing expats to reside in this prospering country as their second home without having to re-apply for temporary or annual permanent residency. This procedure involves navigating the legal environment and knowing the necessary conditions for a seamless transition to permanent r ..read more
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Types of Thai Permanent Residency
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by Siam Legal International
1M ago
Thai Permanent Residency Categories There are 5 different criterias to make you eligible in applying for a Thai permanent residency: Investment Employment Humanitarian purposes (6 sub-types): Spouse with Thai citizenship Spouse with Thai permanent residency Child adopted by parents who are Thai citizens Child adopted by parents who are Thai permanent residents Parents adopting a child who is a Thai citizen Parents adopting a child is who a Thai resident Becoming a global talented expert Case-by-case circumstances Points for Consideration A child must be under the age of 20 and unmarried ..read more
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Thailand: Inheritance Distribution with the Involvement of a Legitimate Spouse
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by Siam Legal International
1M ago
Separate Property (Sin Suan Tua) This terminology is defined by Section 1471 of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code (TCCC) as follows: Property belonging to a spouse before marriage. Personal use or profession-carrying property to a spouse. Acquired property by spouse during marriage through a will or as a gift. Engagement property (Khong Man). In the circumstance of an exchange of a separate property to another property, the latter shall be a separate property and belong to the spouse, according to Section 1472 of the TCCC. If a property is damaged or destroyed partly or entirely, it is sti ..read more
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Procedures and Restrictions on Succession and Inheritance in Thailand
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by Siam Legal International
1M ago
Renunciation or Refusal to Declare a Will Even though people may appreciate receiving an inheritance from the deceased testator, some of them may wish to renounce or refuse to receive it. In this circumstance, it is possible to do so by following the virtue of Section 1612 of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code (TCCC): Declare the refusal in writing. Deposit the declaration with the competent official or by a contract of compromise. Once the renunciation or refusal of an inheritance is complete, it cannot be revoked. In addition, it cannot be a part or a subject to a condition or a time clau ..read more
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Succession in Thailand: Heirship
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by Siam Legal International
1M ago
Heirship: Disinheritance An heir can be anyone under the discretion of the testator. However, such an heir can be excluded from succession under Section 1606 of the Thai Civil and Commercial Code (TCCC), in the following circumstances: Acts with prejudices or fraudulent intentions in getting an excess inheritance. Is guilty of having committed premeditated murder on the testator. Is prosecuted for having committed an offense with a death sentence.  Is convicted for bringing a false charge or fabricating false evidence.  Causes a duress or fraud towards the testator in making, revok ..read more
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