What Are The Requirements For A Thai Retirement Visa?

What Are The Requirements For A Thai Retirement Visa?

A Thai Retirement Visa is the most popular way for over 50s to live in Thailand. The local and national press have recently been reporting that the process is getting increasingly difficult. To start the application, you must have a valid passport with at least one year remaining and two free pages along with proof of funds. To give you a clearer picture of what is required; here is our guide to what is needed.


Thai Retirement Visa Requirements


  • The applicant must be 50 years of age or above
  • A Thai Bank Account
  • Proof of Meeting the Financial Requirements
  • A copy of each page of your passport must be signed
  • A letter from your Thai bank
  • Three passport-sized photographs


Financial Requirements


  • THB800,000 is a Thai bank Account for three months before the original application (two months if it is a renewal) and three months after
  • Alternatively, a monthly income of THB65,000
  • Or, a combination of the two




Your visa allows you to stay in Thailand for a period of one year, but:


  • You cannot work
  • You must report to Thai Immigration every 90 days


90-Day Reporting


You will be required to report to the local Thai Immigration Office every 90 days to confirm your address. If you have left the country during those 90 days, your 90 days will restart from the date that you re-enter Thailand.


How can Thai Visa Express Help?


Thai Visa Express is a team of professional immigration consultants who are always ready to assist you with any visa application in Thailand. We have over 15 years of experience dealing with UK visas and dealing with Thai Immigration on a daily basis. We are also regulated by the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) in the UK.  We offer a free 30-minute consultation from one of our designated caseworkers, contact us today.


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