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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    It's not as if one can do much with them when you are rewarded with them.
    For me there is, otherwise I wouldn't apply for them and the pink ID card is the main reason I do this application after having lived here for 20 years without needing it before.
    The yellow house book saves me 500baht each time I need to have my address verified and is also the step stone to the pink ID card I must have together with the house book for getting a Bangkok Airways Koh Samui Residence Card which saves me 6000baht on every Samui-Bangkok return trip.
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    I can't understand the fascination of obtaining a Yellow Book and a Pink ID card. I obtained my Yellow book a few years back in order to obtain the foreigners free health care. Which was cancelled in the same year it was mistakenly introduced. Obtaining the Yellow Book was expensive and difficult to obtain at that time.
    I then obtained a Pink ID card which negated the carrying of my passport. Unfortunately only to be told that the card can only be used within the Province to where it was issued. So basically both a waste of time and expense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I can't understand the fascination of obtaining a Yellow Book and a Pink ID card.
    Fascination?
    From my side there is no fascination, if there had been one then I would have applied 20 years earlier.
    I have stated clearly what the advantages are for me, what is it you don't understand humpty?

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    For me sometimes the pink card is useful, I have managed to board an internal TG flight with it but then other airlines don’t allow to use it, usually works at museums etc for the local entrance fees and for checking in at hotels. At Phatunwan district office it took about 1hr to get it done few years ago and so for that quick a process worth to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Fascination?
    From my side there is no fascination, if there had been one then I would have applied 20 years earlier.
    I have stated clearly what the advantages are for me, what is it you don't understand humpty?
    I seem to have ruffled your feathers of which was not my intention. I was referring to people in general. I've had farangs asking me about the Yellow Book and I don't know why it seems to be on their 'must get list' upon staying here long term. I understand your circumstances for wanting one but in no way was I being critical of your reasons.

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    Sorry, double post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    For me there is
    Seems you have good reasons.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I then obtained a Pink ID card which negated the carrying of my passport. Unfortunately only to be told that the card can only be used within the Province to where it was issued
    Thanks for that info.

    In my case the original tale I was told, by the local town office admin officer was , "You can be added in the blue house book". After a couple of months toing and froing, I was presented with the Yellow House and the pink foreigners ID card. Whose usefulness to me is rapidly shrinking.

    One can't even use it as ID in 7/11's to pay bills, because it has no embedded sim chip, unlike Thai ID cards.
    Last edited by OhOh; 14-03-2020 at 06:17 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    saves me 6000baht on every Samui-Bangkok return trip.
    Cool.

    The thieving bastards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Cool.

    The thieving bastards.
    aka Bandit Airways and Bandit Hospital locally..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Have you got it yet Lu?
    I do.


    Miss Teetotaler immediately joked that I'm ต่างด้าว (slang for Myanmarese.)


    As that's what Thais associate it with. Burmese labourers.


    Which did kind of take the wind out of me sails a bit.
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    Congratulations.

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    I just checked and my own pink ID card is for 10 years, not until death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    I just checked and my own pink ID card is for 10 years, not until death.
    Not old enough to be trusted with a lifetime card

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    I reckon she didn't like my come on.

    I thought I was 175cm, turns out I'm 178cm unless Thai CM are different.



    Cue my little pet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    I have an appointment at the amphur 10.30 on Monday and expect to be out with a yellow house book and the pink ID card by lunch.
    It took almost week to get them.
    After all paperwork was done the clerk told me that now it was only a matter of getting her boss approval but he would not like the application to be rushed through in one day. Not a money in envelope matter, it just had to take a bit more time than one day..
    She called five days later and told me I could now pick up the yellow house book, the pink id card was then done immediately after I got the house book. The id card is valid until death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    The id card is valid until death.
    Show off.

    I need to go back when I'm 2573 years old, unless I'm reading it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    I just checked and my own pink ID card is for 10 years, not until death.

    Not economically viable for them to offer as such.
    The bureaucracy requires it's fodder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Not economically viable for them to offer as such.
    I'm not sure what you mean.

    They're free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean.
    Don't worry you're not alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    They're free.
    ?

    They forgot to charge me for the yellow book, I had expected 500-600baht, but I had to pay for the id card. I think it was 110 baht or something around there.

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    Both were free for me.

    I actually didn't realize I didn't pay anything until I reached the carpark after scaling down the wall from the upstairs restroom window.

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