Permanent Residence

Want to live in Thailand permanently? Apply for your Thai Permanent Residency with us today.


Why the Thaiger?

Applying for permanent residency can be difficult and time-consuming, but don’t worry; we’re here to help. The Thaiger will assist you and walk you through all of the steps to make your application gets approves as soon as possible.

What is Permanent Residency?

Permanent residency or PR allows you to live permanently in Thailand without the need to apply for a visa extension. In addition, once you have received your PR status, obtaining a work permit should become easier for you.

Not only can you obtain a work permit, but you can also establish your own company in Thailand, register your home, and enjoy the same benefits as a Thai national. Finally, the most significant benefit you will get is the possibility of obtaining Thai citizenship as a naturalised citizen in the future.

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What are the benefits of permanent residency?

One of the most significant advantages of permanent residency is that it provides more than just a status; it also makes life in Thailand simpler and more comfortable.

No Visa Requirements

With a permanent residency, you no longer need to do annual extensions for your visa.

Peace of Mind

You can stay in Thailand forever. Your permanent residence status doesn’t expire. While it can be revoked, it’s very unlikely to happen.

Thai Tabien Baan

You can register for the Blue House Thai Tabien Baan. This document makes dealing with local banks, government services, and other businesses much easier.

Condo Acquisition

Want to purchase a condo in Thailand? If you have permanent residency, you are not required to carry funds from abroad.

Thai Citizenship

Having a permanent residence status means that you are one step closer to be eligible for Thai citizenship!

What You Need to Know About Permanent Residency

Take a look at the things you need to know about permanent residency to help you better understand and plan for the application.

Maximum Number of People

The Thai Permanent Residency is administered by the Royal Thai Immigration Commission. They have set a cap of 100 people each year who can be granted permanent residency.

Requirements to apply

You must hold a non-immigrant visa for at least three years. In addition, to be qualified for Thai permanent residency, you must also have three consecutive yearly extensions. You would not be allowed to apply your request if you have several non-immigrant visas.

When to apply

It can be tricky to determine when you should apply for Permanent Residency. The immigration department has to make an official announcement that applications are being accepted for that year to ensure that your applications can be accepted.

The application is often open towards the end of the year, usually from October to December.

The cost

Permanent residency is not free. You have to pay a non-refundable application fee of 7,600 THB to submit your application. If successful, you will have to pay 191,400 THB. However, if you have a Thai spouse or if you are under 20 and have a parent with Thai citizenship or PR, the fee is 95,700 THB.


If your application is approved, you will be required to attend a formal interview at immigration within a few months. The format isn’t clearly defined, but it typically involves a panel of seven to ten officials from different ministries. Your Thai language skills will be tested during the semi-formal interview, as it will be conducted entirely in Thai.

Other requirements

Expats who want to apply for a PR status must be in one of these groups to be eligible.

– Invested at least 3 million baht in Thailand.
– You must have a Thai company or work for one.
– You must have a relationship with a Thai citizen who already possesses a residence permit.
– You must be an expert or in an academic category.

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There is a lot of requirement for permanent residence in Thailand, and the Thai staff do not make it easy for any foreigners to get a permanent residence, so applying from though a platform can make the odds better for you

Charlie Mann


Not long after I have applied someone from an agency called me asking for the related document that I must hand over for the application process.

Ashleigh Ramsey


To get permanent residence is a necessary step for being eligible for Thai citizenship, so if you are looking to get Thai citizenship you should apply for this service. I have already enquired to get permanent residence, thank you.

Jason Black


Very good information about permanent residentship in Thailand, nevertheless the procedures and requirement, seems to be close to impossible. I have already inquired about the service, but I’m not 100% certain that I will get to the second phase.

Darnell Crosby


I am looking forwards to getting my permanent residence as it will benefit me in building a life in Thailand, the other main reason for me to apply for the Thai Permanent Residency is that it will never expire.

Maddie Willson


The Thaiger has made it possible for me to get my permanent residency the process wasn’t as complicated as I thought.

Donovan Rivers

Types of Permanent Residency in Thailand

The forms of permanent residence in Thailand are dependent on Thai law definitions. Five divisions exist: investment, employment, humanitarian reasons, expertise and a case-by-case basis.

There are the same general criteria, except for each category there are special requirements. As a result, it’s best to decide which division you fall under and we’ll assist you with your submission.

You must have spent at least 3-10 million THB in Thailand and held the money for at least three years.

The capital must be deposited in one of three criteria: a Limited Company or a Public Limited Company; a government or state-owned business bond; or equity or other stock exchange instruments in Thailand.

Key Points:

  • For foreigners who have invested at least 3 to 10 million THB in Thailand.
  • The investment has to be maintained for three consecutive years after the permanent resident status is granted.
  • Present proof of investment.

To apply for a permanent residency while working in Thailand, you need to be employed in a company that has a registered capital of at least 10 million THB. You must also have a monthly salary of at least 50,000 THB or earn an annual salary of at least 800,000 THB for the past 2 years. Evidence of tax return and annual revenue will also need to be provided.

Key Points:

  • You must have held a Thail Work Permit for a minimum of three consecutive years.
  • You must be employed at your current company for at least one year.
  • You must have a monthly salary of at least 50,000 baht.

This category is for those who are married to a Thai citizen or a foreigner in Thailand who already has a permanent residency. If you are a parent of a child under 20 years old or you are the children of a Thai national, you also fall under this category.

Key Points:

  • For foreigners who are legally married to a Thai national.
  • For foreigners who are the parent of a child (under 20 years old) of a Thai national.
  • For foreigners who are the children of a Thai national.

You have to provide school credentials or showing a university degree, at least a bachelor’s degree, and possesses a special ability that is needed in order to benefit Thailand. You must also have an officially certified letter of recommendation from the authority concerned.

Key Points:

  • Hold Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • Work in a role that will benefit Thailand.

You will be interviewed by officers in Thai. Each application will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis determined by Thai Immigration.

Key Points:

  • You will have an interview with an immigration officer.
  • You must be able to speak Thai.

Make Thailand your home with permanent residency and skip all the hassles of visa application and renewals.

I had long distance relationship with my Thai girlfriend who was living in Thailand. And the only thing I was worried about is the complicated methods and paperworks to do anything in Thailand, but I decided to move to Thailand anyways and got married. Now, I got a permanent residency and is enjoy my live in Thailand. It wasn’t complicated as I thought, thanks to the Thaiger.

Top tip: Getting a permanent resident status is not as complicated as you think, with adequate planning and preparation.

Requirements for Permanent Resident Applications

These are the general requirement details to apply for Permanent Residency.

1. Visa – You must hold a valid passport issued by the country of their current nationality, along with a Thai non-immigrant visa to allow you to stay for at least three straight years.

2. Age – Applicant must be over 14 years of age and must have a clear criminal background check.

3. Medical Test – You must pass the medical test.

4. Background Check – Applicant must show their financial information, their social status, employment, and educational background.

Join the many satisfied customers who have got their Permanent Residency with The Thaiger.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Permanent Resident.

Allows you to stay in Thailand without the need for a visa or an extension of your stay. A Thai Permanent Residence will also allows you to register your home or any property that you may have in Thailand and legally become the director of the public company.

The authorities require payment for a non-refundable fee of 7,600 bahtfor the submission. When you obtain approval there is an additional fee of 191,400 baht.

Your permanent residency can be canceled by the Department of Immigration. You will need to set an appointment with the authorities regarding your case.

There’re many people who own their business which is SMEs and that is no hindrance. Anyway Immigration official will want to examine your business documents and considers. Applicants who have set up their company may simply get the PR status as well. So, you still have a chance.

There is no guarantee that your application will be accepted. Anyway, if you have an experienced and competent legal expert to give you consultation and support with the PR application, there are advantages. It all comes down to your decision.

The interview will test your ability to communicate. In order to enable you to be able to talk in Thai but it as difficult as applying for citizenship. You may don’t need to be a near-native speaker.

The interview will ask the questions quite basic in Thai such as general information like “What’s your name?, where do you live?, how long do you live in Thailand? and etc.” and there’s no requirement to speak as same as the native level.

You will have to pick up the residence certificate from immigration after receiving the latter at is next level. Later when you get the residence certificate, you submit your documents within 7 days to your local police station with the certificate and latter.

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