The Thailand O-A visa is for foreigners aged 50 years and up who want to retire in Thailand for a up to a year at a time. You will also be able to renew it easily each year as long as you continue to meet all the requirements.
This visa is valid for 1 year.
It is renewable every year and it can be renewed inside Thailand without having to leave the country as long as you continue to meet all the requirements.
Nationals of all countries are qualified to apply for this visa.
Baan Smile can help you apply before entering Thailand, or if you are already here in Thailand. It is an easier process with less requirments if you are already in Thailand on a tourist visa, visa on arrival or visa exemption.
If you have a spouse or a child under 20 years of age, they can also apply for the O-A or the O visa by providing the following documents:
Once you get the Thailand Retirement Visa, you can enter the country within the duration that the visa is issued. However, there are certain rules that all expatriates in Thailand have to comply with. One is that you have to apply for a Thai Re-Entry Permit if you want to leave and the other is that you have to report your address to Immigration every 90 days while you continue to live there.
The visa application fee is 5,000 THB per person
Yes, you still have to report your current address to the Thai Immigration office every 90 days.
Yes, you need to apply for a re-entry permit everytime you leave Thailand, or you can get a yearly re-entry permit at the time you get your visa.
Yes, in addition to applying from your country of nationality/residence before entering Thailand, you can also apply for this visa extension from within Thailand if you have already entered through the visa exemption stamp, tourist visa, or other forms of Non-Immigrant visas. Please contact Baan Smile if you want to change your tourist visa to a retirement visa while you are inside Thailand.