Author Archive: Siam Legal International

Siam Legal is an international law firm with experienced lawyers, attorneys, and solicitors both in Thailand law and international law. This Thailand law firm offers comprehensive legal services in Thailand to both local and foreign clients for Litigation such as civil & criminal cases, labor disputes, commercial cases, divorce, adoption, extradition, fraud, and drug cases. Other legal expertise of the law firm varied in cases involving corporate law such as company registration & Thailand BOI, family law, property law, and private investigation.

Is Gay Marriage Legal in Thailand?

Thailand, renowned as a liberal destination for tourists, warmly embraces foreign visitors attracted by its vibrant LGBTQ+ community. However, this reputation creates an intriguing paradox in a¬† predominantly Buddhist country. While Thailand proudly showcases one of Asia’s most open and visible gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities, the reality for its members is marked by […]

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Is Prostitution Legal in Thailand?

Thailand is widely recognized as a major center for prostitution, drawing clients from all over the globe seeking the services of Thai sex workers and actively contributing to an industry worth an estimated billions of dollars. Despite its economic significance, ongoing debates surround the regulation and management of this industry. The main focus is to […]

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Exceptions in Acquiring Thai Citizenship

Non-Eligible Persons Receiving Thai Citizenship Section 7 bis of the Nationality Act B.E. 2508 (1965) does not grant Thai nationality to a person born in Thailand to foreign parents during their time of birth due to the following justifications: The person has been granted leniency for temporary residence in Thailand on a case-by-case basis. The […]

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Thai Citizenship for Minorities

Thai Ethnicity Section 7 bis of the Nationality Act B.E. 2508 (1965) grants Thai nationality to: Refugees from Kong Island province in Cambodia who migrated into Thailand before and after 15 November 1977. Displaced Burmese individuals of Thai descent who migrated before and after 9 March 1976. Displaced Laotians from the highlands. Non-Thai Ethnicity¬† Here […]

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Compromise and Penalty on Inheritance Tax

Extension of Tax Payment Section 8 of the Inheritance Tax Act B.E. 2558 (2015) may allow a taxpayer to submit a request to extend the tax payment period with the Revenue Department under one of these circumstances: Inability to pay tax within the period of 150 days, from the date of receiving inheritance. A taxpayer […]

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Calculation of Inheritance Tax

Tax Rate An heir who receives inheritance with the value exceeding 100 million THB is subject to paying inheritance tax in the following rates stipulated by Section 16 of the Inheritance Tax Act B.E. 2558 (2015): Descendants at 5%; Parents at 5%; Grandparents at 5%; Bloodline-unrelated individuals at 10%. Case Example: Land Lot Valued at […]

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Dual Citizenship Under Thai Nationality Law

By Bloodright (Jus Sanguinis) Section 7 of the Nationality Act B.E. 2508 (1965) states a person shall be granted Thai citizenship by bloodright. Granting a citizenship by right of blood is permitted under the following conditions: A child is born to a father or mother of Thai nationality. By submitting a DNA sample proving the […]

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Resumption of Thai Citizenship

Dissolution of Marriage Section 23 of the Nationality Act B.E. 2508 (1965) permits a person to resume Thai nationality due to the following circumstances: Person is a former Thai citizen. Renunciation of Thai nationality to obtain the nationality of the foreign spouse under Section 13. Marriage dissolution. Therefore, the person may file an official form […]

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Loss of Thai Citizenship

Renunciation Section 13 of the Nationality Act B.E. 2508 (1965) allows a Thai national to renounce their citizenship and acquire the nationality of their spouse if the individual meets all of the following conditions: Is a Thai citizen. Is married to a foreigner and acquires the nationality of the spouse. As such, a Thai citizen […]

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Resumption of Thai Citizenship Application Process

Here are the timeframes of Thai citizenship resumption under the Nationality Act B.E. 2508 (1965). Resumption for a Former Thai Citizen Whose Marriage is Dissolved under Section 23 (Total 325 Days) Applicant applies with competent officials through: An embassy or a consular (overseas domicile). The Police Commander, Special Branch Bureau of Royal Thai Police (Bangkok […]

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