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    Taking care of a Thai child

    Just a Query: I have been taking care of a Thai child since he was born 16 years ago.
    I have no legal rights to him, but his father has always been willing for me to do so. his mother is dead.

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    What was the query ?

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    Can he get him a passport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Can he get him a passport.
    If he has Thai I.D.. it should be quite straight forward

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    Surely a teenager of 16 would be consulted as to what they would want, at that age their opinion is taken more seriously by social services.
    What does the teenager want ?

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    Sounds like you would have to adopt him to get full legal rights. When is a Thai considered an adult?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    When is a Thai considered an adult?
    Good question

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    He can get a thai passport - you have nearly zero chance of getting him to another country unless you marry him in a civil ceremony at 18.

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    Our much-missed poster November Rain was in a similar situation. It turned out very badly once littl'uns worthless scumbag Thai relatives got involved and realised the child was a valuable commodity.

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    How are you guys answering a question that isn't visible?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    How are you guys answering a question that isn't visible?!

    The Force is strong with us.

    Luke, be a good chap ... grab us a coldie

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    Thanks for the sensible replies, the rest I will ignore.
    May I wasn't clear , but I understand it is possible to get a visa for the purpose of taking care of a Thai child.
    Shall we try again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noelbino View Post
    Thanks for the sensible replies, the rest I will ignore.
    May I wasn't clear , but I understand it is possible to get a visa for the purpose of taking care of a Thai child.
    Shall we try again?
    It wouldnt be , in your situation

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    Quote Originally Posted by noelbino View Post
    I understand it is possible to get a visa for the purpose of taking care of a Thai child
    Not if youre not related.

    How old are you? Why not get a retirement visa?

    Sounds like you wanna finally adopt him now hes nearly an adult just to get a visa

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    Quote Originally Posted by noelbino View Post
    Thanks for the sensible replies, the rest I will ignore.
    May I wasn't clear , but I understand it is possible to get a visa for the purpose of taking care of a Thai child.
    Shall we try again?
    Sorry to say, but without you being the father or guardian by adoption, I think you have very, very little chance of getting a visa to stay here based upon your taking care of the child. Parent or legal guardian seems to be the minimum requirement.

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    Thanks nidhogg. I will see what I can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Can he get him a passport.
    Father needs go with him, also needs take death certificate of mom
    Nothing u can do

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    why is it snowing on my page????? it aint that cold here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phuketrichard View Post
    why is it snowing on my page????? it aint that cold here
    Chucking Filly here in Pattaya though.

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