10 pieces of good advice to Danish residents in Thailand

By Danish Consul Birgit Sarah Carlstedt
By Danish Consul Birgit Sarah Carlstedt

1. Register at the list of Danes to enable the Embassy to contact you in case of emergency http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/danskerliste/

2. Make a health insurance if you want to be sure to get treatment at hospital without it costing you or your relatives a fortune

3. Have a valid visa or residence permit for Thailand. Illegal stay in Thailand is expensive and can get you blacklisted for entering into Thailand for the rest of your life

4. Get a NemID from Denmark to communicate with the Danish authorities. The NemID can be forwarded to the Embassy’s address. You must collect it personally from the Embassy at a fee of 1,000 THB

5. New passport must be applied for personally at the Embassy or in Denmark

6. When a child is born outside Denmark, it falls under the 22-year rule which means that the Danish citizenship must be confirmed before the age of 22 year. Otherwise your child loses the Danish citizenship

7. Start the process of having your child’s citizenship confirmed by the age of 20. The process takes one and a half year for the Ministry of Justice to finalize

8. Register your marriage with the authorities in Denmark and in Thailand

9. Subscribe to the Travel Advice for Thailand http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/thailand/

10. Subscribe to the Embassy’s Face Book https://www.facebook.com/dkinthailand

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