When considering Thailand as a retirement destination or you get married in Thailand and wish to stay with your Thai wife or husband you would have to consider the rules and regulations as set by the Thai Immigration service. There are many rules for settling in Thailand such as your Thailand visa and other issues such as 90 day reporting and also re-entry permits. See the visa questions page for more information. Always take advice from an immigration lawyer in Thailand before you start your move.
Thai Visa – Long Stay (Wife + Dependents + Education)
Living in Thailand or setting up a business has become more complicated over the years as more foreigners coming to live in Thailand. The government has also come down on visa abuse and now expect ever foreigner to obtain the correct visa for entering Thailand. Thai immigration has also become very strict with regards to visa on arrivals and the issuing of Thai visas at embassies. See the options below with regards to applying for and extending this visa in Thailand.
Thai Visa – Long Stay (Retirement + Employment)
Indeed, you have to apply for and obtain the correct Thai visa for your stay which will also allow you to stay and work in Thailand long term. Thailand offers a number of options such as a visa based on marriage to a Thai national or setting up a business and also visiting Thailand as a tourist. There is also retirement. Once you have decided what you wish to do in Thailand then look at the options available to you.
Thai Visa – Short Stay
See each link for more information with regards to the visa which you wish to apply for. Speak to us online or walk into our offices in Bangkok or Phuket for a free consultation with a Thai immigration expert, or simply speak to us online or call our tollfree numbers from the US, UK or Australia. See our FAQ for some of the most common questions.
If you have a Thai wife or in some cases a Thai fiancee and you are planning on taking her back to your home country then speak to us online for call us toll-free from the US, UK or Australia. Note that the visa process and requirements do change so speak to our immigration department to get the latest news about the US visa and ask about your options such as a K1 Fiancee Visa, K3 Marriage Visa or a CR1 Visa from the US Embassy in Bangkok.