Visa For Retirement

Spend the rest of your days in the sun relaxing, with a 1 year extension of stay based on retirement.

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Why Apply For an Extension of Stay based on Retirement Through The Thaiger?

If you want to retire in Thailand hassle-free and save a ton of money, we are here to give you the best deals and make Thailand your new home. Don’t waste your time worrying about processing your extension application because we are here to provide a quality service just for you.

What is a Retirement Visa Extension?

Applicants should ideally have first obtained a single entry Non Immigrant type O or O-A Visa from their Thai Embassy in their country of residence. This Visa type prohibits work in Thailand. You must be +50 years of age to apply. The Non Immigrant O Visa is valid to enter Thailand for 3 months from the date of issue. The Non Immigrant O-A Visa is valid to enter Thailand for 12 months. On entry to Thailand, you will be granted permission of stay for either 90 days (Non O) or 12 months (Non O-A).

This 90/365 day permit of stay can be extended for 1 year at a time based on retirement, subject to meeting Immigrations financial requirements.

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What are the Criteria to be Qualified for an extension of stay based on retirement?

To be eligible for a retirement extension, you need to meet the qualifications below. Note that this qualifications are subject to change, but we’ll always keep you updated.

Age Limit

One of the main requirements to be eligible for a retirement visa is that you must be 50 years of age or older.


Must ideally, obtain a Non Immigrant type ‘O’ or ‘O-A Visa from a Thai Embassy.


There are 4 different financial methods available for Thailand extension *please see in the section below.


Must complete the TM7 extension application form. Copies of passport pages, TM6, proof of residence, proof of meeting the financial requirements.

Health Insurance

For extensions of stay for Non O-A holders ONLY. You must have a Thai approved Health Insurance policy covering a minimum of 400,000 BHT inpatient and 40,000 BHT outpatient treatment.

Other Important Information.

Before you apply for your retirement extension, make sure you know the following information.

Extension renewals

You can extend your stay to remain in Thailand annually. You are required to meet the financial requirements imposed by Immigration each year in order to renew your extension of stay.

90-Day Reporting

Foreigners permitted to stay in Thailand on a 1 year extension of stay, must submit a report every 90 days to their local Immigration office confirming their place of residence. You can submit these reports online, by mail, or in person. If you leave the Country and re-enter during the validity of your extension, your next 90 day report automatically becomes due 90 days from the date of re-

Re-Entry Permit

An extension of your permission of stay in Thailand is a permit, not a Visa and does not permit exit and re-entry unless you obtain a re-entry permit. Both single and multiple re-entry permits are available. A re-entry permit protects any permission of stay granted and on re-entry you be stamped in again until the expiry date of your current valid extension. If you leave Thailand on a 1 year extension without a re-entry permit, this effectively ends your permission of stay. You can request a re-entry permit at your local Immigration office or at an international airport in Thailand.


Must have funds of 800,000 baht deposited in a Thai bank for 2 months prior to the date of the extension application, OR, must have a monthly income of 65,000 baht transferred from overseas into a Thai bank, OR, a combination of Funds deposited in a Thai bank and monthly overseas transfers into a Thai bank totalling 800,000 baht for 1 year, OR, a letter of Income from your Embassy in Thailand stating you meet the 65,000 baht per month requirement.

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Because Thailand’s laws change so frequently, it is great to see updated information. I already send all the documents to the agent who called me, now only need to wait.

John Azbelle


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.

Franklin Hop


I have applied last week on the Thaiger. You guys contacted me very fast and the guy on the phone explained everything very well. Overall I am happy with the level of service.

Pasha Abramov


Great process and very easy to apply. The guy who contacts me was very pleasant. The only thing is that I hope that my visa will get approved.

Lina Genya


Good addition to the thaiger with their visa services, I have inquired and filled out the application form that is required to get the retirement visa. fingers crossed that my visa will get approved

Paul Heartman


Last year I tried to apply alone for a retirement visa and I ended up spending more money than if I would go to an agency. Now I apply with the Thaiger, let’s see how the renewal will be.

Vincent Bonami


My retirement visa just got approved, thank you for guiding me through this process, if I was supposed to do this myself I would have not succeeded. thank you 5 stars.

Petter Satina


I got a call from one of your guys an hour after I applied. The guy was really nice and explained to me everything over the phone. Good call with adding this service to your website. I can’t imagine myself dealing with the Thai automatize alone.

Bill Grossvile

Retirement Extension Providers

The Thaiger has selected a few reputable companies that can assist you in obtaining your retirement extension promptly and easily. When you apply with The Thaiger, we’ll be there for you every step of the way until your extension is accepted.


฿38,000 / year


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Key Services:

    • Comprehensive Application Support
    • Guidance on completing the retirement visa application
    • Assistance in gathering required documents, including financial proof
    • Seamless Submission Process
    • Managing the submission of your application to Thai authorities
    • Continuous tracking and updates on your visa status
    • Interview and Requirements Navigation
    • Preparing for any necessary interviews with immigration officials
    • Advising on meeting the financial and health insurance requirements
    • Post-Approval Assistance
    • Support with post-visa approval steps, including long-term stay planning

Get a 1 year extension of stay based on retirement and start redesigning your life into something new and different.

The Thaiger really makes my retirement extension 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 re-entry permit.

Thai Retirement Extension Requirements

There are some documents you need to provide in order to obtain a retirement extension. We will quickly help you get the right information. First, you must ideally have a Non Immigrant ‘O’ or ‘O-A’ Visa.

1. Personal Information – Original Passport is required with a validity of not less than 18 months. 3 passport-sized photos (4 x 6 cm) of the applicant were taken within the past six months.

2. Forms – 3 copies of completed extension application forms, and a personal data form. Our dedicated providers will help you get all the documents properly prepared.

3. Bank Statement/Certificate of Income – Copy of your bank statement showing a funds deposit of 800,000THB or more, or monthly overseas transfers of 65,000 THB, OR a bank statement indicating a combination of funds deposit and monthly overseas income transfers that totals not less than 800,000 THB, OR a certificate of Income from your Embassy showing that you have a monthly income of 65,000 THB.

4. Proof of residence – A copy of the house book and Thai ID card of the homeowner.

5. Thai approved Health Insurance – A Thai approved Health Insurance is needed for Non Immigrant O-A Visa types only.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please join and ask our Thaiger Talk forums.

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Other Common Visa Types for Thailand

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.


There are numerous entry methods to visit Thailand for short periods of time. In certain cases you can extend your permission of stay granted on entry at local Immigration offices.

Thai Family/Spouse

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.

Employment Visa

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.

Education Visa

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.

Thailand Elite Visa

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.

Other Visa

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.

Other Services

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.

Thailand Elite Visa

Thailand can be your second home with the Thailand Elite Visa, which allows you to stay in the country for 5-20 years. With the Thailand Elite Visa, you can skip the hassle of 90-day reporting, an extension of stay, and more requirements you may face when dealing with visa applications or extensions.

With the Thai Elite Visa, you only have to complete visa runs once. It’s an ideal choice for digital nomads and retirees who don’t want to be bothered by the existing complicated rules that change regularly. It suits investors and business people who travel to Thailand multiple times a year as well.

Besides allowing you to stay in Thailand for up to 20 years, the Thailand Elite Visa also grants you various privileges, such as first-class accommodations, airport service, priority treatment at Thai immigration, investment opportunities, healthcare benefits, and even a prestigious golf club memberships. Your family members can also get some of these privileges, including an airport fast track service.

Frequently Asked Questions About Retirement Visa

You must have a Non Immigrant O or O-A type Visa, be +50 years of age and meet the financial requirements of 800,000 THB deposited in a Thai bank or an income of 65,000 THB pension or a combination of both totalling 800,000 THB.

Unfortunately, no, proof of funds or income for a 1 year extension of stay based on retirement has to be in a Thai bank account, in your sole name.

No, you cannot. Extensions of stay must be applied for at local Immigration offices within Thailand. You must apply in person.

When you apply for your first extension at a local Immigration office they will stamp your Passport permitting you a stay of 1 year based on retirement. 30 days before the expiry date stamped in your passport you can apply for a new 1 year extension, subject to meeting the requirements.

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.

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