Retirement Visa Services in Thailand


Retirement Visa Services in Thailand

Are you thinking of retiring in Thailand? Thailand is a beautiful place that attracts many tourists. Most of them fall in love with they place that they decide to retire here. If you want to retire in Thailand, then you must speak with our representative. They will guide you through the whole process of retirement in detail.

Sunbelt Legal Advisors will complete all the required paperwork and accompany you on your trip to Thai Immigration to insure the process is completed properly, and without additional costs or confusion.

To be eligible for an extension of stay permit based on retirement you must be 50 years of age, show funds or pension that equate to 800,000 baht (note: embassies are no longer certifying pension claims and now you must show a one year record of bringing the money into Thailand on a monthly basis – this one year can be waived to a shorter period of time depending on the officer’s discretion), and a provide a valid health certificate which can be obtained from any Thailand hospital or clinic.

Basic Requirements:

  • 50 Years of age or older.
  • 800,000 Baht in a Thai bank account (90 days) OR 65,000 Baht pension OR a combination of both.

Immigration Order 7.17

TypeCriteriaRequired Documents
7.21 RetirementEach time of permission shall be granted for a period not exceeding 1 year.1. Foreigner shall obtain VISA for temporary stay.
2. Shall not be younger than 50 years old.
3. Having evidence showing the monthly income not less than 65,000 Baht.
4. Having the records of saving money in the latest 3 months of account book of any Bank in Thailand not less than 800,000 Baht.
5. Having annual income combined with the saving money in the Bank not less than 800,000 Baht from on the date submitting the application.
1. Application form
2. Copy of passport of the applicant
3. Evidences of having income, such as pension or interest of saving money, or dividends etc. and/ or,
4. Certified Letter of having a bank account with the Bank in Thailand and the passbook of the account.

Why Sunbelt is Your Best Option

Perhaps you are wondering what we can do for you; we provide an extensive range of services for all our clients. We provide you peace of mind by preparing all your documents; from filling the form to filing the application, our experts make the process easy for you.

The retirement visa is also called Non-Immigrant O Visa. The first thing you need to get a one-year extension in Thailand is to obtain a non-Immigrant O visa in your home country. If you do not wish to open a bank account in Thailand and don’t mind returning to your home country every year you can apply for a non-OA visa there, but the process is a bit more arduous than in Thailand.

Once you have the visa you need to open a bank account in Thailand, if you are using the 800,000 baht in the bank, you need to have it in the bank for 2 months before your first application. Sunbelt Asia can assist you in opening the bank account and getting all your documents ready for your application. You can apply for the one-year extension when your visa is close to expiring but we recommend you go a little earlier – just in case!

Once it is time to apply for the one-year extension on your non-O visa, our experts will ensure you have all necessary forms and documentation and accompany you to Immigration. Sit back, relax, and let our expert team manage your extension application.

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