If you are over the age of 50 then you can apply for a retirement visa for Thailand. Note that this visa does not allow you to work in Thailand. You will need to apply for a work permit to work in Thailand. In order to qualify for this Thai “O-A” visa you need to also meet the financial requirements of the visa as set out by Thai immigration.

Retirement Visa for Thailand

The visa application process starts with applying for the 90 day visa at a Thai Embassy in your country or in Asia. You don’t need many documents to get the visa issued. The following documents are needed:

  • 1.       Copy of your passport;
  • 2.       Application form;
  • 3.       Police Clearance Certificate;*
  • 4.       Health Certificate.*

Once they issue the visa then you will need to extend this visa in Thailand. You have 90 days to apply for the 12 month extension in Thailand. The documents now become more complicated. Note that you need to apply early as the visa application will take about 30 days to complete. The documents needed are as follows:

  • 1.       Copy of your passport;
  • 2.       Application form;
  • 3.       Police Clearance Certificate;*
  • 4.       Health Certificate.*
  • 5.       Copy of your Thai bank book showing 800,000THB in your account; OR
  • 6.       Copy of your Thai bank book showing an income of 65,000THB per month;
  • 7.       Copy of a map to your address in Thailand.

If you have income from a pension then you can ask your Embassy to provide you with the pension letter if the money is deposited into your home account and transferred to Thailand via the ATM machine.

Re-Entry Permits:

Note that once the visa has been extended that you will then have to apply for a re-entry permit to leave Thailand and return again with the extended visa still in use. If you fail to apply for a re-entry permit and leave Thailand then you will only get 30 days on arrival and you would need to start the visa process again.

90 day Reporting:

Much like the extended marriage visa and work permit you need to report you address to Thai immigration every 90 days. If you do not report then there will be a fine and they will place a red stamp into your passport to show that you reported late. This is usually not good when you reapply for the extension again the following year. You can view more articles on retirement in Thailand as follows:

For more information and assistance contact a visa agent in Thailand or speak to an immigration lawyer for assistance and guidance.

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