Thanks a lot for this topic. I am a retired Norwegian expat that has permanently immigrated to Thailand. I do RF tinkering as a hobby and would very much like to get a license in order to transmit more than nanowatt leakage from oscillators
Unluckily, Norway does not have a reciprocal agreement with The Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST). The USA has. (http://www.qsl.net/rast/text/licensing2014.html
- a bit down the page).
Furthermore, a Thai licence can only be taken in Thai (even more difficult then morse code, I would say). But there seems to be American tests given in Thailand (http://www.e21eic.net/eic_usexam/usex_eng.php
I will now apply for membership in both RAST and ARRL and see what I can do. Concerning documents I have a valid Norvegian passport, a valid Thai retirement visa, a permanent address and so on. If necessary, I am able to bring original documents to the American embassy in Bangkok for verified copies.
If anyone on eHam has information or connections that could be of help to me, I would be very grateful.
EDIT It took only 5-10 minutes with a VISA card to become a (no call sign) member of ARRL. When I get my membership number, I will email them and ask what I will have to do to (hopefully) get an American license. I will report my findings.