Applicants should ideally first obtained a single or multiple entry Non Immigrant type O Visa from their Thai Embassy in their country of residence. This Visa type permits work in Thailand with a work permit. You must be legally married to a Thai or have Thai children to apply. The single entry Non Immigrant O Visa is valid for 3 months to enter Thailand from the date of issue. The multiple-entry Non Immigrant O Visa is valid to enter Thailand for 12 months from the date of issue. On entry to Thailand, you will be granted permission to stay for 90 days.
This 90 day permit of stay can be extended for 1 year at a time based on Thai Family/Spouse, subject to meeting Immigrations financial requirements.
These types of extension applications are submitted at a local Immigration office, but can only be approved at a regional level Immigration office. Therefore, make sure to pay attention to the requirements and the process for a successful extension application. While it may seem complicated, remember that we’ve got your back. Below are the basic guidelines.
Ideally, first obtain either the single or multiple entry Non Immigrant O Visa from a Thai Embassy in your Country of residence.
Once you obtain the Non-Immigrant Visa O, you have to travel to Thailand to activate it.
After you arrive in Thailand and activate your Non-Immigrant Visa O, prepare all of the needed documents to convert (or extend) your initial non-immigrant visa to a marriage visa.
Submit all the necessary documents for the visa application. Your extension application can be submitted within the last 30 days of your current 90 day permission of stay
All you have to do now is wait for the 1 year Thai Family/Spouse extension to be issued. Your application may take 30 days to be considered and approved
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As long as you meet the qualifications. Below are the Thai Family/Spouse application services we offer based on your location and your needs.
As mentioned before, you need to first obtain a 90-day Non-Immigrant O visa from outside of the country before you can get the one-year marriage visa.
If you are not in the country when the report is due, after re-entry to Thailand, the 90-day duration before the next reporting count will start again.
Did you enter Thailand as a tourist but now want apply for a 1 year extension based on Thai Family/Spouse? Let us help you with changing to a Non O at a local Immigration office as a prelude to applying for a 1 year extension of stay. You must have at least 15 days remaining on your current permit of stay as the process can take up to 14 days to complete.
The Non O stamp will permit you to stay for a further 90 days. We can then apply for a 1 year extension of stay based on Thai Family/Spouse within the last 30 days of that 90 days granted by obtaining a Non O.
You can renew your 1 year Thai Family/Spouse extension if you want to, but make sure to hand in your application form at least 30 days before your current extension of stay expires. This is because the extension renewal can take several weeks to process.
When renewing your Thai Family/Spouse extension, you need to prove that you are still legally married or have Thai children and you meet the financial requirements. You need to provide all the documents you supplied the first time you applied for your Thai Family/Spouse extension.
Can be paid in two installments
฿15,000 Second payment
Can be paid in two installments
฿15,000 Second payment
Can be paid in two installments
฿30,000 Second payment
Can be paid in two installments
฿35,000 Second payment
Having a Thai Spouse extension allows me to stay together with my wife. I got married in the country while I was still on my tourist visa. The Thaiger helped me convert it easily and quickly to a Thai Spouse extension. They were swift and efficient. I had so many questions, but they answered everything thoroughly. Genuinely excellent customer service and takes the hassle out of applying for my extension.
Top tip: If you want the process to be quick and smooth, make sure all of the required documents are ready in one place.
We have listed several important pieces of information for you to know about the Thai Family/Spouse
1. Address notification – You must confirm your current address or residence to the nearest immigration office every 90 days. If you are not in the country when the report is due, after re-entry to Thailand, the next 90 day notification becomes due 89 days from the date of re-entry. The date of entry counts as day 1. These are commonly known as 90 day reports.
2. Re-entry Permit – If you intend to exit and re-enter Thailand during your 1 year extension of stay, you need to purchase either a single or multiple re-entry permit. These can be obtained from your local Immigration office or a Thai Internation airport. The re-entry permit keeps any remaining permission of stay from your extension valid on re-entry. The entry clearance office will permit you to stay until the expiry date of your extension. If you intend to stay in Thailand for the duration of your 1 year extension, then you do not need a re-entry permit.
3. Finances – The Thai Family/Spouse extension is valid for 1 year and can be renewed each and every year providing you meet the current financial requirements as per Immigration bureau orders
If you have any questions regarding the above, please join and ask our Thaiger Talk forums.
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Below are some of the most common alternative visa types for staying in Thailand for the purpose of retirement, working, business, studying, staying with Thai family/Spouse or long term Visas.
Planning to spend your retirement years in Thailand? You’ll initially need to obtain a Non Immigrant O or O-A type Visa from your Thai Embassy. Annual extensions of your permission of stay granted on entry are available at local Immigration offices.
Whether you intend to work for an employer or starting a business, the Non-Immigrant B Visas are for foreign nationals interested in working, starting a business, or investing in Thailand. Annual extensions of your permission of stay granted on entry are available at local Immigration offices. Work permits are also required to work legally in Thailand.
If you want to study, participate in projects, seminars, internships, or attend training courses you should start with the Non Immigrant Education Visa from your Thai Embassy. 90 day extensions of your permission of stay granted on entry are available at local Immigration offices.
Whether you intend working for an employer or starting a business, the Non-Immigrant B Visas are for foreign nationals interested in working, starting a business or investing in Thailand. Annual extensions of your permission of stay granted on entry are available at local Immigration offices. Work permits are also required to work legally in Thailand.
The Thai Elite Visa allows you to reside in Thailand for long-term (5, 10, or 20 years). It comes with many benefits as well. If you are an investor or a businessman who travel to Thailand multiple times a year, this visa is ideal for you.
Looking for other visa types not listed above? We’ve got you. Thailand offers many options for its visitors, and we strive to help you access those options more easily.
If you need to extend your stay in Thailand, 90-day reporting, cancellation, change the type of Visa, or even a visa run while in Thailand, we are always ready to help. Let us help make your stay in the Land of Smiles more convenient.
Thinking of retiring in Thailand? Make it come true if you are + 50 years old and wish to stay in Thailand for a year or more without working. You need to apply and obtain a Non Immigrant O type Visa (Retirement Visa) from a Thai Embassy to enter Thailand, which grants you permission to stay of 90 days on entry. You can then apply to extend your stay for 1 year, each and every year based on retirement. There are specific financial requirements you have to meet, and though it may seem complicated, it’s actually more straightforward than it seems.
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For the reason of Thai Family/Spouse, the single or multiple entry Non Immigrant O type Visa is the ideal choice, obtained from a Thai Embassy in your Country of residence. On entry to Thailand you are granted a stay of 90 days. The 90 day period of stay can be extended for a further 1 year, each and every year, subject to meeting local Immigrations requirements.
Costs will vary depending on the currency and exchange rates. The cost for a single-entry Non O Visa is typically approx 2,700 baht. The cost for a multiple entry Non O Visa is typically approximately 6,500 baht.
Traditionally, a man marrying a Thai bride would move in with her family; the husband would then be obligated to take care of his new in-laws financially, and would receive their support in reciprocation. Family homes are usually inherited through female children, with their husbands also benefiting.
Yes. You must swear an affidavit of freedom to marry at your Embassy in Thailand. This must be translated to Thai, then legalised by the Consular section of Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This must be presented to your local Amphoe, who will then register your marriage in Thailand and issue Marriage and registration certificates.
No. Only the income of the foreigner, as the applicant is taken into consideration. The requirements do not permit your Thai Spouse income to be taken into consideration. Any proof of income or funds must be in a Thai bank account in the applicant’s sole name.
No. You can only apply to extend your permission of stay at a local Immigration office in Thailand. If your current permission of stay has expired whilst outside of Thailand, then you should apply for the Non Immigrant O Visa from your Thai Embassy to enter Thailand again.