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What us a retirement visa? This visa is commonly known as a retirement visa due to the applicant having to be 50 years of age or above.
A retirement visa is actually an extension of an original non-immigrant visa O or B type visa either a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa.
The retirement visa allows you to reside in the kingdom of Thailand for a period of one year starting from the date you entered Thailand on your non-immigrant visa so if you are wishing to reside in Thailand for retirement purposes or long stay this visa is perfect for you.
The process of applying for a retirement visa starts with you obtaining a non-immigrant visa from a Thailand embassy or consulate outside of Thailand preferably from your home country.
When I Have a retirement visa, what do I need to do?
Please note - there is a fee for the re-entry permit.
If you wish to renew your retirement visa you must do so before the expiry date on your visa stamp in your passport (approx 2 weeks). Remember when you re-apply for your visa you have to show the same criteria as stated in your first original application (e.g. financial status ) treat it as a new application.
This information is offered as a guideline to help understand the criteria required for a retirement visa application for you & your foreign spouse in the kingdom of Thailand. If visa types are awarded it is at the discretion of the Thailand immigration authorities. Enquiries please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you leave Thailand without your re-entry permit when you re-enter Thailand your retirement visa will be cancelled & you will receive a walk in 30 day