My Wife is a Thai National, Can She Own Land?

I heared that a Thai National, who is married to a foreigner is not allowed to own land in Thailand.  Is this true?

Top Contributor Asked on 7th January 2016 in Legal.
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Good question! 20 years ago this was true, a Thai national married to a foreigner could not own land. In 1999 the Ministry of the Interior passed a regulation reversing this decision.

Nowadays, a Thai national married to a foreigner can own land, provided they are able to prove the money used to purchase the land is their own, and not from a foreign spouse’s assets. The same applies for condominium units exceeding the foreign ownership quota.

So basically, yes a Thai national can always own land in Thailand. They just have to be able to prove the money is their own, not their spouse’s.

Top Contributor Answered on 7th January 2016.
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