A retirement visa, also known as the Extension of Stay Based on Retirement, allows foreign nationals over 50 years of age to spend their retirement years in Thailand. When applied from outside of Thailand, it is known as a Non-Immigrant OA-Long Stay Visa. When applied from within Thailand, it is known as a Non-Immigrant O-Long Stay Visa. You cannot work on this type of visa, so it is generally for anyone who has stopped work and wants to enjoy their life in the Land of Smiles.
With a retirement visa, you will be able to stay in Thailand for a year. You can renew the visa annually, with no limitations, as long as you continue to meet the visa requirements. In addition, it can be valid either for a single entry or multiple entries.
To be eligible for a retirement visa, you need to meet the qualifications below. Note that this qualifications are subject to change, but we’ll always keep you updated.
One of the main requirements to be eligible for a retirement visa is that you must be 50 years of age or older.
You must have a monthly income or pension of at least 65,000 THB.
If you don’t have a monthly income or pension, you need to have 800,000 THB in a Thai bank account for at least 60 days before applying.
Because Thailand’s laws change so frequently, it would be beneficial if this article was up to dated as Covid-19 might change the rules again. However, the basic categories are present and the general information is there.
They helped me meet a very tight deadline and gave me specific direction on what to do. They were very helpful and I followed their guidance step by step. It was easy and worth the money.
I have applied for 3 types of visa just to see if I will be able to get them, I would recommend doing the same thing as it’s free to inquire.
Great process, easy to apply, the only things is that I hope that my visa will get approved.
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My retirement visa just got approved, thank you for guiding me though this process, if i was supposed to do this myself i would have not succedded. thank you 5 stars.
There are three types of retirement visa we offer, based on how long you want to stay in the country.
One year retirement visa allows you to stay in Thailand for an uninterrupted duration of 1 year. It can be valid for a single entry or for multiple entries.
The visa can be extended annually, and the renewal process can be carried out within Thailand.
The five-year Thai retirement visa allows you to stay in Thailand uninterrupted if you are a citizen of one of the 14 listed countries. These include Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
This visa, also called Non-Immigrant Visa OX 5 Years, is renewable every five years and can be valid either for a single entry or multiple entries.
Also known as Non-Immigrant Visa OX 10 Years, this retirement visa is only issued to foreigners above 50 years old and nationals of eligible countries. You can stay in Thailand for a total of 10 years (5 years each time).
The eligible countries are Japan, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.
The Thaiger really makes my retirement visa application hassle-free, the team also give great advice and take the time to discuss my options.
Top tip: If you’re going to leave Thailand several times during your retirement visa period, apply for a multiple entry visa.
There are some documents you need to provide in order to obtain a retirement visa. We will help you get the right information and have it done quickly.
1. Personal Information – Original Passport is required with a copy of the first page and 3 copies of the picture that is not older than 3 months, 2 inches in size, white background, with no glasses, and glued to the cover letter. Include a copy of house registration and/or house contract in Thailand.
2. Bank book/statement – Copy of your bank statement showing an amount of 800,000THB or more, or a certificate showing that you have a monthly income or a certification indicating a combination of bank deposit and the monthly income that totals not less than 800,000 Bath.
3. No criminal record – Notarised letter from your home country (or official country of residence) stating that you have no criminal record or a police clearance.
4. Health certificate – A medical certificate from a hospital in the country where you apply to show that you do not have prohibitive illnesses. The certificate should be current with a valid period, not exceeding 3 months and will need to be notarized. In certain countries, a letter or declaration written by your doctor is also suitable.
5. Application form T.M 7This form must be filled out.
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You must be 50 years old and above, and should meet the financial requirement of THB 800,000 in a Thai bank account or THB 65,000 pension or it can be combination of both.
Unfortunately, you cannot use it your savings in a US or UK bank account.
The money has to be deposited in a Thai bank account for the Thai visa.
Yes. You can start the Thai retirement visa process outside Thailand. You first obtain a Non-Immigrant Visa for you which is valid for three months while you are in your home country.
Upon arriving in Thailand, you need to open a bank account first and then deposit the required amount. After 3-months we will then convert that visa to a One Year Thai Retirement Visa.
Be aware of the expiry date written on your passport for your Thai retirement visa. Approximately 2 weeks before the expiry date, you must renew your Thai visa with Thai Immigration.
You can apply for a re-entry permit and you need to pay a fee, 1,000 Bath for single re-entry and 3,800 Bath for multiply re-entry.