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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by Neeranam » November 10, 2018, 9:29 pm

I got mine in khon Kaen many years ago, transferred from Lopburi. Now it is in Bangkok, even though I don't live there:)



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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by Giggle » November 12, 2018, 1:53 am

I got my yellow book 10 years ago. I have never used it for anything. Complete waste of time.

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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by phen » November 12, 2018, 7:57 am

I use it for get my drivers licence.
Saved me a trip to the immigration police.

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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by retired » November 12, 2018, 9:14 am

phen wrote:
November 12, 2018, 7:57 am
I use it for get my drivers licence.
Saved me a trip to the immigration police.
Spot on! as well as opening a new bank account, purchasing a car or motorbike, annual extension to name a few uses one thing it isnt it's certainly not useless or a waste of time.

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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by tamada » November 12, 2018, 9:20 am

Giggle wrote:
November 12, 2018, 1:53 am
I got my yellow book 10 years ago. I have never used it for anything. Complete waste of time.
Let it go, Giggle, let it go.

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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by Giggle » November 12, 2018, 11:10 am

Your experiences may differ, but I'm not exaggerating. I've never used my yellow book. It's an important point. People's experiences with Thai officialdom and bureaucracy are highly variable. I opened bank accounts without it, immigration has never wanted to see it, I've purchased vehicles without it. It has sat in my lock-box for a decade having never, ever been used. Obtaining a yellow book, for me, so far, was a complete waste of time and money. Anybody who thinks their experiences are shared, with little variance, among all other foreigners here is sadly mistaken.

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Post by papafarang » November 12, 2018, 2:24 pm

without a yellow book I can't get a visa , so yes it does have uses
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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by MALC » November 13, 2018, 5:05 am

yes its helped me many time in the past.

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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by tamada » November 13, 2018, 5:37 am

Giggle wrote:
November 12, 2018, 11:10 am
Your experiences may differ, but I'm not exaggerating. I've never used my yellow book. It's an important point. People's experiences with Thai officialdom and bureaucracy are highly variable. I opened bank accounts without it, immigration has never wanted to see it, I've purchased vehicles without it. It has sat in my lock-box for a decade having never, ever been used. Obtaining a yellow book, for me, so far, was a complete waste of time and money. Anybody who thinks their experiences are shared, with little variance, among all other foreigners here is sadly mistaken.
And I am not saying you are lying either. Although I considered the two visits to the Udon Amphur to get mine as being mostly an exercise in inefficient Thai local government hokey pokey, having a yellow book (and the subsequent pink ID card) has facilitated vehicle purchases, account opening, banking and otherwise and satisfied other similarly arcane or abstruse requests of proof of where I live. By your own admission that no one farang's experience is a universal here in Diddy Land, I could probably have bought cars or opened accounts without it by having some other document with acceptability but having it when asked didn't exactly make any wheels come off the wagon.

Now, read your last sentence again, look at this post and the two immediately preceding it and let me know who "thinks their experiences are shared, with little variance, among all foreigners"? Maybe you just haven't used your yellow book yet.

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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by Giggle » November 13, 2018, 12:07 pm

tamada wrote:
November 13, 2018, 5:37 am

two visits to the Udon Amphur to get mine

didn't exactly make any wheels come off the wagon
That's only one person's experience-- read my post again. And for those experiencing severe difficulty or impossibility in obtaining theirs, I'm merely suggesting a yellow book isn't as indispensable as others might suggest. Thanks for proving my point.

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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by tamada » November 14, 2018, 11:48 am

Giggle wrote:
November 13, 2018, 12:07 pm
tamada wrote:
November 13, 2018, 5:37 am

two visits to the Udon Amphur to get mine

didn't exactly make any wheels come off the wagon
That's only one person's experience-- read my post again. And for those experiencing severe difficulty or impossibility in obtaining theirs, I'm merely suggesting a yellow book isn't as indispensable as others might suggest. Thanks for proving my point.
But there's no point to prove.

We are agreed that YOUR experience is that you can mostly get by without it.

We are agreed that MY experience is that it has mostly made things easier.

The first statement cannot be taken as meaning that it is totally worthless to all people.

The second statement cannot be taken as meaning that is totally indispensable either.

I fully agree that if one's local Amphur is ignorant and it needs too much effort, just don't bother.

But if you have bugger all to do one afternoon and your Amphur is amenable to it, then why not get it (and the ID card ) anyway? Rubbing shoulders with the great unwashed, waiing office flunkies that you would otherwise hold in contempt and gritting your teeth at the tw@t in the parking lot, blowing a whistle and waving his arms about.

If you do get one, don't post about it lest it opens the wounds of those that are still upset about a 'complete waste of time and money' from 20 years ago.

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Post by kopkei » November 14, 2018, 12:40 pm

the yellow book? ,i have made this book about 16 years ago , and the only time i use it is to renew my drivers license and extension visa ....you always have a proof of domicile with this book , in case what ever happens? ;)

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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by papafarang » November 14, 2018, 12:55 pm

well if gigs has no use for it ,I wonder what he will do the day some jumped up uniform asks him for it . in the uk I probably last pulled out my driving license in early 1990's so possibly in 25 years I needed it once , does that make a driving license useless ? plus I've never used it in Thailand either . maybe I should go with gigs and just bin it . :lol:
or maybe be sensible and keep it as I might need it someday . for what I don't know. my superpowers of reading the future are non existent :lol:
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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by dunroaming » November 14, 2018, 1:57 pm

Also means you can buy a car or motorbike in your name with letter from immigration. I have also showed it at Bangkok airport and fast tracked immigration queue. Some Parks allow you to get in as a local but that's just some. others want pink I'D card others want your that tax number lucky I have all 3 great to watch their faces when they think your beaten and pull out what's asked for lol

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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by Giggle » November 14, 2018, 2:09 pm

papafarang wrote:
November 14, 2018, 12:55 pm
in the uk I probably last pulled out my driving license in early 1990's so possibly in 25 years I needed it once , does that make a driving license useless ?
Not very good with analogies, I see. So it's statistics, graphs, simple grammar, and analogies . A license is mandatory and required by law. A yellow book is not mandatory, sometimes useless, and often refused or made impossibly difficult to the law-abiding. Give yourself a shake, man.

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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by dunroaming » November 14, 2018, 8:52 pm

giggle sounds like you are describing you - useless waste of breath

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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by papafarang » November 14, 2018, 10:31 pm

what you don't think I would drive a car in the uk without a license, laws are mans creation …
" A yellow book is not mandatory, sometimes useless, and often refused or made impossibly difficult to the law-abiding."
really... so as I said , no yellow book no visa, where does useless come in , I deffo have a use for it.
like your wife mate , she don't need KY jelly , but it makes sex with you much easier 8)

"often refused or made impossibly difficult to the law-abiding."
ooh you must be the first ever to be refused, never heard of anyone having difficulty , maybe it's just you
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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by Giggle » November 15, 2018, 1:31 pm

I have a yellow book, you daft plank.

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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by runrunshaw » January 14, 2019, 4:57 pm

Since the TW was going to the main Udon Amphur office to get a new Tambien, I tagged along to finally apply for a Yellow Book. I knew what I needed from reading this thread.

But the female head clerk at Window #1 said I needed to make a trip down to Bangkok to get a "stamp." [-X

I knew that was B.S., but just smiled. ;)

Have confirmed with Thai officialdom that the stamp business is b.s. :razz:

It just never ends here, does it? :roll:
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Re: Yellow House Books

Post by Lone Star » January 14, 2019, 6:57 pm

runrunshaw wrote:
January 14, 2019, 4:57 pm
Since the TW was going to the main Udon Amphur office to get a new Tambien, I tagged along to finally apply for a Yellow Book. I knew what I needed from reading this thread.

But the female head clerk at Window #1 said I needed to make a trip down to Bangkok to get a "stamp." [-X

I knew that was B.S., but just smiled. ;)

Have confirmed with Thai officialdom that the stamp business is b.s. :razz:

It just never ends here, does it? :roll:
When I got mine way back when, I had a government employee and friend -- along with my two witnesses -- (all three Thai nationals) run interference for me and lay the groundwork a week ahead of time. I wasn't there. Went back the following week on a Wednesday and sailed through with no problems.

It has been very beneficial to have.
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