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On nut Condos is a registered company in Thailand and is a small family business where English and Thai is spoken. We have a very good knowledge of On Nut and surrounding areas having lived there for many years. This blog is just somewhere we can put information that may be of interest to potential or actual residents of Bangkok and in some cases, the information is relevant to foreign residents in the whole of Thailand.

Starting in 2015 it was a requirement for a buyer of a SIM card to register the purchase using his or her personal details. This has now moved on and as of 1st February, 2018 they want bio-metric data as well. At first this was only going to apply to Thai nationals buying a SIM, but it appears it will be applied to foreigners as well.

The biometric data could be a fingerprint scan, facial scan or an e passport scan. It just depends on what equipment the seller of the SIM card has installed and can actually use. I am sure there will be a lot of problems!

Authorities state that this is for the benefit of National Security and no other reason. 

We will see what happens. But be prepared after the 1st February, 2018 if you go out to buy a DTAC, AIS or True SIM Card, even in 7 - Eleven.

UPDATE 2019 : It appears that only a passport number is now required from foreigners to purchase a pay as you go sim.