User: Scott Earle answered in another session where I published a political-oriented post that got redundant comments and violated my own privacy (nationality parts omitted):
The one piece of advice I would give if you are planning on staying in
Thailand long-term is to get a good job here. That would at least give
you annual extensions of stay, and would help if you wanted to go down
the route of PR or eventually citizenship.
A 'good' job is one for a company that will give you a reasonable
salary and get you one-year extensions of stay and work permit, and
not teaching English for a dodgy school for a terrible salary, where you get a visa and "maybe" a work permit, but you have to do a
visa run every three months.
The naturalisation process in Thailand is difficult. The
requirements are stringent, and require going through many stages and
waiting long periods. Also, if you are male and you were somehow able
to acquire citizenship before the age of 40, you would be required to
do National Service in Thailand.
Also, if you are planning on staying overseas to avoid National
Service, I would recommend staying in a country that is itself not
very strict about its own National Service.
As for applying for refugee status, it is very difficult to answer as Thailand has a particularly 'difficult' history when it comes to refugees, and have
turned away Uighurs (who have horrific things happening to them in
this region), Cambodian victims of the Khmer Rouge, people displaced
by the Vietnam War, and more recently the Hmongs (many of whom had
been born in Thai refugee camps, and were all deported by coach to
Laos a few years ago). I would not expect them to be particularly
accommodating when it comes to a war that is taking place on the other
side of the world. Especially under the current military junta.
I ask Scott and/or the mods to transfer Scott's answer to here as above (without the two political segments) and delete the previous session along with my question which I published here in a private, apolitical way.