The Rice Field Project Part 32 : We have an address

Living in Thailand

As part of Living in Thailand, the Rice Field Project follows our journey of buying land, preparing it for building our house and finally building our house. This is part 32, to read the other parts click The Rice Field Project. We bought the land in September & November 2017. The construction of the house started 29 October 2018.

Although the building is not yet finished, the house is considered to be ready to apply for an address and in Thailand also for a so called House Book. This House Book is blue of colour and states who is the owner of the house and who is registered there. Mind you this is NOT proof of ownership. And foreigners can NOT be registered in a Blue House Book. Foreigners have to apply for a special Yellow House Book. This is actually identical to the Blue House Book but will only proof the foreigners that are registered at that house. The all process was easy and did go fast.
  1. Go to the village head (puyai baan) and ask for a house-number.
  2. Village head will provide you with a official document of proof
  3. Go to the amphur (city hall) and ask for a House Book, you will need
    1. ID Card + Copy
    2. Copy old House Book
    3. Document from village head
    4. Copy of Chanot paper (land ownership paper)
    5. Copy of Building Permit
    6. 3 Photos of the house (front, rear + inside)
  4. Pay 30 Thai baht
  5. Wait 5 min
  6. Done
Next step will be applying for my Yellow House Book. This becomes a bit more complicated as I already had a Yellow House Book. I will update you about that in the next episode of The Rice Field Project.

Remark : As of the house-number itself you can of course, if you want, ask the village head to provide a special lucky number. And I am sure some people are willing to pay money, even a lot of money, for that. But we were happy with the first free house-number. 

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