Thai immigration or emigration from Thailand is explained below with the visa options. When considering Thailand as a retirement destination or you get married in Thailand.

Then 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 for information on Thai immigration. Always take advice from an immigration lawyer in Thailand before you start your move.


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 for Thailand (Long Stay)

Retirement Visa

The retirement visa for Thailand needs to be renewed each year. You will need to meet the age as well as the financial requirements for the visa. See what these are. 

Thai Marriage Visa

If you are legally married to a Thai national then you can apply for the annual marriage visa. This Thai “O” visa is issued and extended when you meet the financial requirements.

You can also apply for the Thai dependent visa or Thai guardian visa. If you have minor children then this is a visa that you can look at, or if you have children at school. 

One Year Visa

The one year Thai visa is now more difficult to obtain. You can stay in Thailand for a period of one year at a time. There is now other visa options such as the Thai Elite Card option. 

This is completed once a year and you will need to meet the requirements for this. See what the requirements are and if you meet the requirements for PR in Thailand. 

If you are going to start a business or work in Thailand then you will need to obtain the 3 month business visa. This will then be extended in Thailand with your work permit. 

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 for Thailand (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 toll-free numbers from the US, UK or Australia. See our FAQ for some of the most common questions.

Visa on Arrival

See who can obtain a visa on arrival for visa waiver and how long the visa waver is for. Those crossing over a land border and those who arrive at the airport are different.

90 Day Reporting

You can do your 90 day reporting online or in person in Thailand. See how this is calculated as well as the fine for not reporting your address every 90 days. 

Thai Visa

There are a number of Thai visa options. These are tourist visa, retirement visa, marriage visa as well as the educational visa and dependent or guardian visa. 

When your visa has been extended you will need to obtain a re-entry permit before you leave Thailand otherwise it will cancel your Thai visa when you leave.

Foreign Visa in Thailand

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.

UK Visa

These are the options when it comes to the UK visa from Thailand. Choose the correct visa for your Thai fiance, wife or friends. See also the requirements for each British visa.

There are a number of US visas from Thailand. Understand the requirements for each visa including children’s visas such as the K2 visa and K4 visa applications. 

Australian Visa

The Australian visa options are very popular in Thailand. The Australian visitors visa as well as the student visa options are the most common. There are also fiancee and spouse visas. 

Schengen Visa

The Schengen Visa is popular in Thailand for those who wish to visit the EU. This European visa is a common application from Thailand for tourists who wish to see Europe.