Thai id card for foreigners I have had one for a While and worked a good few times on Web sites in Thailand that i wanted to join in Thailand. Also good Id At the local Hospitals.

Pink Thai ID Card for Foreigners in Thailand


On 7 February 2016, the amphur and tessaban received a new regulation of 2 pages explaining the process for this new “pink Thai ID card”. We translated that regulation in English for your understanding. Click here to read this Regulation of Pink Thai ID Card for foreigners.

First, you need a Thai ID number to get the card. If your name is currently in a yellow (foreigners) or blue tabian ban (permanent residents) we suggest you to go at the amphur and/or Tessaban and bring all original documents and a copy of the following:

your passport
your work permit (if any)
your ta bian ban
your marriage certificate (if any)
your 2 books for permanent residency (if you are permanent resident)
birth certificate of Thai children (if any)
It is always better to bring more documents than less as you never know what an amphur can request. For example, I wouldn’t be surprised that a translation of the passport could be requested in some areas, even if the regulation doesn’t specify it. Do note that in July 2016, I was the first foreigner to ask for this card in Nakhon Ratchasima. That means they might not be used to do that. It took 3 days for me to have this card.

Bring all documents, make a copy and signed all pages in blue. The regulation also refers to a witness, meaning you must have a witness that bring with her or him his Thai ID Card.

The process should be quick meaning on the same day or you will get it few days later. You must submit both thumbs as fingerprints and take a picture without shoes where they make the cards. Migrants workers for Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar have a similar card but it is white. Dress properly for the day that you go to make your card.

This card is valid for 10 years according to clause 8 of regulation in 2551. However, if you are over 60, it will be without an expiry date (also on same clause 8).

For me in UdonThani , it was free. But according to law, they should ask you 60 baht.

What are the benefits? We will see….maybe you will pay Thai prices in national parks? Maybe you won’t have to always carry your passport (But the visa is not written on that card). This is an official ID from Thailand, with your name in Thai and your Thai ID number. It will also fix the spelling of your Thai name.