Get A Thai Retirement Visa in Pattaya

A retirement visa is issued to applicants aged 50 years or above wishing to take take up residence in Pattaya for at least one year. As the name suggests, a retirement visa (“O-A” Long Stay) does not entitle the holder to engage in any form of work.

Pattaya is a popular place to come to retire and many westerners are moving to Pattaya each year to spend their retirement years to enjoy the amazing Thai culture & people, reasonable cost of living and beautiful country side. If you are over 50 years of age you may qualify for a retirement visa which will allow you to stay in Thailand without leaving the country.

To save your time and avoid any difficulties with your visa submission, please feel free to organise a consultation with one of our friendly & dynamic staff who speak perfect English and Thai, have strong customer service skills, work in a very professional manner always ensuring you have a stress free experience with your visa submission.

What you need to know about the “Thai Retirement Visa”

A retirement visa as it is commonly known doesn’t really exist. Instead it is actually a non immigrant O visa that is extended for 1 year on the basis of retirement. That said, it is normally referred to as a retirement visa so for this explanation that is what we will call it!

Thai Visa Requirements

  • Passport (at least one year remaining before expiration)
  • Proof of Funds:- Security deposit of THB 800,000 in a Thai Bank Account for 2 months prior to the visa application or monthly income or pension of at least THB 65,000, proof of this will be required.
  • Combination of the above consolidating you Thai bank account and yearly income to the total of 800,000 THB.

If you receive an income or pension, this has to be verified by your consulate. To do this you either go in person or send by post the relevant documents showing your income and they will give you a stamped document for immigration. Pattaya Immigration keep the original of this document so you need to make a new one every year. The reason being pensions and increase and income can change.

Make a Appointment for Retirement Visa

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Thai Retirement Visa Application Process

Your application for a Thai visa can be processed either in your country of residency or in Thailand.

  • Application for the Non-Immigrant OA Visa in your home country:
    All the required documents listed must be submitted to the Thai embassy or consulate in your  home country.
  • Application for the Non-Immigrant O Visa and extension in Thailand:
    It is required that you apply for a 90-day initial non-immigrant visa from the Thai embassy or consulate in your home country prior to your retirement visa application for a retirement visa in Thailand.
    You will have to wait for 60 days to be in Thailand before you can file your retirement visa at the immigration office or you must be on the last 30 days of your current permit to stay.
    You will also need proof of address in Thailand (utility bills, rental agreement, etc.).


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