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Thai Retirement Visa

Thai EmbassyIf you are over the age of 50 and looking at a Thai visa as you want to retire in Thailand then consider the requirements for the Thai retirement visa for Thailand – also known as the “OA” visa at the Thai embassy. You start by apply for this visa at the Thai embassy in your country. The visa is valid for 3 months once you enter Thailand. During this 3 months you need to extend the visa for 1 year.

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Retirement Visa for Thailand

Once you enter Thailand you now have 90 days or 3 months to extend your retirement visa for Thailand. Many people simple use an attorney to do this as once the visa is granted you have 6 months to bring in any of your personal items from overseas duty free into Thailand. You need to meet the following requirements for the visa:

  • – You must be over the age of 50 when you apply;
  • – You must not have a criminal record in your home country (DUI is another story);
  • – You must not have a transmittable disease (HIV/AIDS; final stage syphilis)

Now if you can fulfill the requirements as listed above then you now only need to meet the financial requirements for the retirement visa.

  • – You must have 800,000 THB in a Thai bank account; or
  • – You must have an income of 60,000 THB per month; or
  • – You have a combination of both deposit and income

The retirement visa has over the last 3 years seen a huge surge in Thailand as many Europeans have opted for a low cost country such as Thailand rather than Spain where most would retire. Thai immigration have note this increase and have made the process even smoother than what it had been before. See the Thai immigration website or call you local Thai embassy for more information. also note that once extended you need a re-entry permit for Thailand to leave and return to the country without invalidating your 1 year retirement visa.

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