Too busy to figure out all the details of your trip to Thailand? Let Baan Smile help you with the right visas, figure out the right itinerary and take the stress out of your trip to Thailand. It is important to note that this is a travel planning service, not a travel booking service.
As a travel planning and consulting service, Baan Smile uses its experience and vast contacts to provide the best visa options, itineraries and suggestions from our wide network to ensure you can stay in Thailand as long as you need.
We will plan everything for you and send you the exact links so you can easily and quickly get what you need.
If you plan to live in Thailand permanenly or spend a lot of time here, Baan Smile will help you to get the exact kind of visas you need to make your long term vision possible.
We will plan the right kind of visas for you and help you move with your spouse, family and pets, work out relocation and shipping services you can use and help you decide on the right condos, houses, and places to live in Thailand.
Baan Smile can assist you with as many elements of your trip planning as needed. We can help with the planning of flights, accomodation, transportation recommendations and things to do. It can include:
Baan Smile will save you time and money by taking all the hassle and research out of your trip. Instead of spending all your time researching everyone online, or worrying about what will or could happen, you can leave it all to us.
Baan Smile can save you money by using our expertise about Thailand to choose the best flights, hotels, and tours that will not break the bank.
When you decide to stay in Thailand long-term, Baan Smile will make sure you choose the right visas so you stay out of immigration trouble.
Work with us to help you get things planned.
We will then communicate over text messaging (WhatsApp, Line, Messenger) or Zoom call to get further details from you so we can prepare a detailed plan or itinerary.
Wow so many places to visit, but here are a few:
The National Gallery
Obviously the main museum in Bangkok. Thai culture galore.
Bang Ban Khem Museum
A cool look at popular culture of Thailand in the 50's 60's and 70's. A period that sometimes we tend to not see too much. Worth the visit.
Kamthieng House Museum
An entire ancient house moved to Bangkok to illustrate a traditional way of Thai living. The space under the house displays tools used to make a living, agricultural tools, pedestal rice offering, sacrificial offering for ancestors, wood carvings, fabric talisman, ancient gold jewelry and kitchenware etc
Please note that due to Covid some of these places are temporarily closed. We hope they re-open soon.
For more museums, visit the Museum Thailand website.
We recently produced a video about the Best Foreigner Friendly Banks in Thailand.
Based on reports from our subscribers and general reviews, Bangkok Bank seems to be the most foreigner friendly bank.
However to open an account at the bank, its best to do so in areas of Bangkok that has a lot of foreigners. This ensures that the staff in that location understands the needs of foreigners.
It's one of the few banks that will open an account for tourists with an affidavit letter from their embassy and identification.
You can get a job in a company that requires english speakers. But if you just want a normal, everyday job, then it would be extermely difficult.
Ask yourself this:
What kind of special skills do I have?
Can this kind of skill be taken to any country?
Does a lot of people in Thailand also have this skill?
The idea is to have a skill that is portable, and not a lot of people in Thailand have. Example, you could have a skill that others here have, but you also speak English, which makes you stand out more.
And of course, regardless of what reason you come to Thailand for, you should always try to learn the Thai language.
Yes. The best visa for you would be the retirement visa. To get this visa you need to have 800,000 THB into a bank account here (about 17,596.57 Pound sterling).
This money is yours and you can use it during the year. But when you need to renew the visa in subsequent years, you do need to show these funds in your account again.
The process is:
We are here to help you every step of the way with this process with a team that cares. Please contact us directly at any of the links below if you have more questions which we are happy to answer!
Yes, you can setup a bank account in Thailand. But you have to be here to do that.
Because of banking rules, its difficult to setup an account in any country without being in that country first. Thailand is not unique in that regard.
We recommend Bangkok Bank, because they are very foreigner friendly.
Yes we can.
You don't need a visa to enter Thailand, but you do need to get your Certificate of Entry before coming.
Yes, you can get a tour when you arrive in Thailand.
Here is an example of some of the things you can ask Chalida to help you with:
Bangkok Bank officially allows opening of an account with a Tourist visa.
You need to get a letter from your Embassy to make it happen. Visit a branch of Bangkok Bank in an area frequented by foreigners. This way the staff will know about this matter and more than likely will be also able to speak english.
They will tell you what you need to get and where you should get it.
A foreigner can gain permanent residence in Thailand. You can do so after three straight years of a non-immigrant visa.
* Retirement visa
* Work visa
* Marriage visa
If you skipped a year you have to start again.
Then you must have ONE of these:
* Investment (3-10 Million THB)
* Working or Business in Thailand
* Support a family (wife, child under 20, etc)
* Expert or Academic
* Others as determined by Immigration
Most people reading this will probably be working, have a business or support a family.
There is an annual quota of 100 persons per country! So it could take quite a number of years to get it depending on the country you come from.
The residence permit never expires. But you do need a re-entry permit to travel in and out of Thailand.
And you can apply for citizenship after 10 years of being a permanent resident!
If you're coming to Thailand for the first time, we recommend to pre-book a room, since immigration will ask for the address where you will be staying.
Generally if we are not sure where we want to stay, we will pre-book a room for a few days, then use those few days to explore the city and determine where you want to stay.
So just give the immigration the name and address of your hotel.
To travel around we are going to be biased and say you should book some time with Chalida, our main Youtube Host. She does tours and will be the perfect guide for you to learn about the city and the islands.