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Retirement VISA Information  (Updated March 2014)

You can now make an appointment online to renew your visa
Click Here for Details

Contents of this page

- Long Stay VISA in Thailand ("O-A")
- VISA Forms
- Requirements
- Eligibility
- Required Documents for 1st VISA
- VISA Fees
- Re-Entry Permit (Multiple and Single) TM 8
- 90 Day Notice of Address (TM 47)
- Extension of VISA after 1 Year (TM 7)
- Renewal for Disabled Person -
- Penalty for Expired VISA
- Dependants of Retirees (Spouse, etc)
- Overstaying your VISA (Penalties)
-  Border Run for Visa

Should you find any mis-information here,  please let me know so that the
pages can be updated and / or the misinformation corrected.

NOTE:  Immigration policies can change without prior notice

NOTE:  If you intend to come to Thailand for less than 30-days, you do
not need  a VISA, before you travel.









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Sample Form TM 47
Don's Life In Thailand  (Chiang Mai)
Sample Form TM 7
71 Moo 3, Airport Road
(just beyond Airport Plaza)

Tel: (053) 201 755 ext 19


imchiangmai@hotmail.com

Opening Hours:
08:30 to 12:00
13:00 to 16:30

Closed for Lunch
1200 to 1300

You are advised to arrive as
early as 08:00.
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Sign on Immigration Door says

Please Dress Respectfully

Men - No Shorts
Women - No T-Shirts

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NOTE:  They must be
enforcing the above rule.  
The last 2 times I went to
Immigration, there was no
one wearing Shorts or
T-Shirts
VISA Forms
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US Consulate
Chiang Mai

By Appointment Only

Click Here for their website

NOTE:  To go directly to
their Appointment page

Click Here
To Download

TM 87 - Application for VISA
Click Here

TM 47- Report Address every 90 days
Click Here

TM 7 - Extension of VISA
Click Here

For Detailed
Information On

Retirement VISA
Click Here

90 Day Notice
Click Here

Marriage VISA
Click Here

Student VISA
Click Here

Tourist VISA
Click Here

Convert Tourist Visa
to OA Visa
Click Here

Visa On Arrival
Click Here

Fiancee VISA (K-1)
Click Here

Transfer VISA To
New Passport
Click Here
Schedule of Fees
Updated February 2014
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Click Here for complete fee schedule
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NOTE:   It is often easier to obtain your VISA before you leave your Home
Country.  Thai Consular Offices (not the regular Thai Embassies), are usually
much more helpful and responsive than the typical Embassy.   Plus, most
transactions can be done by mail.   

To locate a Thai Consulate in your area, go to Google Search and type in "Thai
Consulate".  

Also, included below, are  the new changes to the laws as of  September 1, 2007
concerning extensions of stays for dependents of retirees who themselves have
extensions.
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REQUIREMENTS - NON-IMMIGRANT VISA  "O-A" (Retirement)

--- Must be 50 years of age or over.
--- Passport (must have at least 1 year remaining until it expires)
--- Holder of this type of visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 1 year.
--- Holding the nationality or permanent residence of country of application
--- Proof of Financial requirement
--- Letter from Bank showing proof of deposits
--- Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited (including volunteer work).

                                    ELIGIBILITY        

--- Applicant must be aged 50 years and over (on the day of submitting
      application).
--- Applicant not prohibited from entering the Kingdom as provided by the
      ImmigrationAct B.E. 2522 (1979).
--- Having no criminal record in Thailand or in the country of his/her
      nationality, or the country of his/her residence.
--- Not having prohibitive diseases ( Leprosy, Tuberculosis, drug addiction,
      Elephantiasis, third phase of Syphilis) as indicated in the Ministerial
      Regulation No 14  B.E. 2535.
--- You must have at least 18 months validity on your current Passport (I have
      heard that some Immigration offices only require 1 year remaining)

           REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - FOR 1st VISA

A -  Application For VISA form (TM 87) |Download|  (Original + 4 copies)

B - 4 photo's - (Passport-type photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6
       months, and write your name and last name on the back of each photo).

C - 4 copies of your  Passport (every page)  Sign every page

D - 4 copies of Personal Data Form - Click Here to Download Form
NOTE - Chiang Mai Immigration no longer requires this form.  Not sure
about other Immigration offices yet

E - 4 copies of  Bank statement.    Deposit verification letter from your bank
(if needed) stating the balance of your savings account (800,000 Baht).
Normal cost about 100 to 200 baht.  
 
NOTE:  Letter from Bank cannot be over 7 days old.
                           OR
A Notarized Affidavit of Income from your Embassy,  with a monthly salary
of no less than 65,000 Baht (US cost  ($50)  
Click Here to download form.
Immigration officer may also ask for proof of income as back up.  Heard
this happen a few times in Bangkok to weed out undesirable's.  Haven't
heard of it happening in Chiang Mai though.
NOTE:  Letter from Embassy or Consulate cannot be over 6 months old.
To go directly to the Consulate appointment site,  
 CLICK HERE

                           OR
COMBINATION (BANK ACCOUNT + INCOME x 12 = THB 800,000)

                           OR
If you are married to a Thai National you need an Income Certificate with a
monthly salary of no less than 40,000 Baht.  A Thai Bank account showing
a reasonable amount is also required.

If using 800,000 Baht+ to meet financial resources:
      a. First (Initial) Application - Needs to show funds have been
         on deposit at least 2 months before applying.
      b. Subsequent (renewal) Application – Needs to show funds
         have been on deposit for at least 3 months before applying.

F - 4 copy of Police Clearance (Must be notarized) Stating the applicant has no
criminal record (issued by the authority concerned of his/her nationality
or residence. The verification must be no older than 3 months.

NOTE: Police Clearance - This is not required if the VISA is applied for
or accomplished inside Thailand

G - 4 copy of a Medical Certificate.   To see a sample Certificate   Click Here  
Most clinics and Hospitals  have A blank forms.  Must be notarized) Issued from
the country where the application is submitted, showing no prohibitive diseases
as indicated in the MinisterialRegulation No. 14 (B.E. 2535) (Leprosy, Tuberculosis
[T.B], Elephantiasis, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, 3nd step of syphilis) with the
name and address of the doctor. (the certificate must be valid no more than 3
months)

NOTE: Medical Certificate - This is not required if the VISA is applied
for or accomplished inside Thailand

If you are applying for your first retirement VISA in Thailand, you will first be
issued an "O" VISA.  Then you return to immigration 3 months later, with the same
paperwork, to get an "OA" VISA

The marriage certificate must be presented as evidence if the applicant wishes
to have his/ her spouse stay together in the Kingdom. But if his /her spouse is
not qualified for the retirement VISA the spouse will be considered for the Non-
Immigrant Visa Type “O” or Temporary Resident

                               VISA FEE

                                           1900 Baht
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           RE-ENTRY PERMIT (SINGLE AND MULTIPLE)

Upon arrival, holder an "O-A" VISA will be permitted to stay in Thailand for 1 year
from the date of first entry.  During the one-year period, if he or she wishes to
leave and re-enter the country, he or she is required to apply at the Immigration
office for re-entry permit (single or multiple) before departure.

WARNING:  If you leave the country without a re-entry permit, the permit to
stay for 1 year (O-A VISA) shall be considered “VOID”.   You then would need to
apply for a new VIS
A

If you desire, you can apply for a multiple re-entry permit at the time you receive
your “O-A” VISA. This way you could avoid having to apply for a
re-entry permit every time you leave Thailand.

Re-Entry Permit (Form TM 8)
Click Here to Download Form
Single Entry -    1000 Baht
Multiple Entry - 3800 Baht

Documents Required

      --- Form TM8
      --- First page of  Passport showing picture
      --- Passport page showing latest VISA stamp
      --- Passport page showing expiration date of passport
      --- Copy of Arrival Card (your passport may have the Departure Card)
      --- 1 photo - Passport-type photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6
      months, and write your name and last name on the back of each photo

NOTE:  A Multiple Entry Permit is only good until the expiration date of your
current VISA.  EX:  If you purchase a Multiple Entry Permit 2 months before the
expiration date of your VISA, the Multiple Entry Permit will only be good for 2
months
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   REPORT ADDRESS EVERY 90 DAYS (FORM TM47)

NOTE:  I went to Immigration yesterday (15 May 2013).  Display says you can now
do your 90 day notice 15 days prior to expiration.

Every 90 days, the alien must report, his or her current address,  to the
Immigration office on
Form TM47.  The foreigner may report to the police station  
if there is no immigration office in his or her residence area.   You should apply
for the extension in advance.   

Download Form TM 47 Click Here

Documents Required

      --- Form TM47
      --- First page of  Passport showing picture
      --- Passport page showing latest VISA stamp
      --- Passport page showing expiration date of passport
      --- Copy of Arrival Card (your passport may have the Departure Card)
      -- Proof of address (Ex: copy of Rental Agreement).  Only if your last 90 day
          reporting was not at Chiang Mai Immigration

Warning: The notification must be made within 15 days before or  7 days
after the period of 90 days expires.   Penalty for failure to report on time is
$2000 Baht fine

Note:  If you move during this 90 day period, you are suppose to notify your
change of address to immigration within 24 hours. If you fail to do so, you can
face a fine of 5,000 baht.  (Have never heard of this being enforced though)

To report the change, use Form TM 28  
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
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                      Reporting By Registered Mail

NOTE:  I have been told that Chiang Mai Immigration will no longer accept
90 reporting by mail due to staffing problems.  Check with them before
mailing your Passport to them (
Tel: (053) 201 755 ext 19)

Foreigner may report to the competent authority by Registered Mail and should
provide the following:

      1.  Copy of all passport pages (up to the latest arrival stamp in the
            Kingdom or latest visa stamp).  Sign all pagess

      2. Copy of arrival/departure card TM. 6 (front and back)

      3.  Previous notifications of staying over 90 days (if any)

      4.  Completely filled in and signed notification form TM. 47

      5.  Envelope with 5 Baht stamp affixed and return address of foreigner
     for the officer in charge to send back the lower part of form TM. 47 after
     having received the notification. This part must be kept for reference and
     for future notifications of staying over 90 days.

The above mentioned documents must be sent by registered mail and the receipt
of the registration kept by the foreigner.   Send the mail  7 days before the
renewal date  to:  

Bangkok Area Only

90 DAYS REGISTRATION, ROOM 206
IMMIGRATION BUREAU,
507 SOI SUANPLU,SOUTH SATHORN RD.,
THUNGMAHAMEK SATHORN
BANGKOK. 10120

NOTE:   If you live outside of Bangkok, check with your local Immigration Office
office if they will accept 90 day reporting by mail

- Report form (TM 47)
Download Form TM 47  (Includes all immigration forms)

Your document cannot be processed by mail if you have passed the 90 day limit.  
You must go to the nearest immigration office and pay the 2000 Baht
.

     Fine for not Filing 90 day Report (TM47)

--- the notification of staying in the Kingdom over 90 days is in no way
      equivalent to a VISA extension.
--- If a foreigner staying in the kingdom over 90 days without notifying the
I        mmigration Bureau or notifying the Immigration Bureau later than the set
      period, a fine of 2,000.- Baht will be collected. If a foreigner who did not
      make the notification of staying over 90 days is arrested, he will be
      fined 4,000.- Baht.
--- If a foreigner leaves the country and re-enters, the day count starts at 1
i        n every case.

--- For details contact 0-2285-5142, 0-2287-3101-10 ext.2262, 2263

             
This is from the Immigration website.

4. Question : What is the punishment in case of late/not notifying of residence
every 90 days ?
Answer : -In case notifying in person, the alien will be punished with a fine of
2,000 Bath.
   -  In case of  being arrested for not notifying on the due date, the fine is 4,000
Bath and with an additional fine of 200 Bath for each day which passes until the
law is complied with.

Section 76 : Any alien, alien, who fails to comply with the provisions of Section 37
(2),(3),(4)or(5) shall be punished with a fine not exceeding 5,000 Baht and with
and additional fine not exceeding 200 Baht for each day which passes until the
law is complied with.

You also get a red stamp on your passport for failing to do it, detailing the fine
you paid.
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           EXTENSION OF VISA AFTER 1 YEAR

Foreigner who wishes to extend his or her stay shall submit a request for
extension of stay at the Office of the Immigration Bureau.
  You must do so
before the expiration date on your VISA stamp in your passport
.  You can
submit your paperwork 30 days before your Visa expires.  Don't wait until the last
minute.  If you have a problem, you may not be able to renew before your Visa
expires.

VISA Overstay:   If an individual does not depart Thailand prior to expiration
of his/her Airport permit or VISA, the individual is in the country illegally.  In
order to depart Thailand, it will be necessary to pay an overstay fine of 500
Baht per day, up to a maximum of 20,000 Baht.

   1.        Form TM 7
   2.        1 photo
   3.        Verification of Income letter
   4.        Deposit verification letter from your bank (If needed)
   5.        Copy of bank saving book (if needed)
   6.        Copy of Passport
   7.        Evidence of your current address
   8.        Fee 1900 Baht

Detailed explanation below

     Documents Required:

1.  Form TM 7 - Click Here to download form

2.  1 photo - Passport-type photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6
months, and write your name and last name on the back of each photo).

3.  Notarized Verification of Income letter from your Embassy or Consulate.
Click Here to download form.   Must show you have an income of 65,000
Baht per month or 800,000 Baht per year  - Or  COMBINATION
(BANK ACCOUNT + INCOME x 12 = THB 800,000) (US cost $50)   (1 copies).
Immigration officer may also ask for proof of income as back up.  Heard
this happen a few times in Bangkok to weed out undesirable's.  Haven't
heard of it happening in Chiang Mai though.
NOTE:  Letter from Embassy or Consulate cannot be over 6 months old.

To go directly to the Consulate appointment site, copy and past this link to
your Address Bar:

https://evisaforms.state.gov/acs/default.asp?postcode=CHN&appcode=1

4.  Deposit verification letter from your bank (if needed) stating the balance of
your savings account.  Normal cost about 100 to 200 baht.  1 copies)
NOTE:  Letter from Bank cannot be over 7 days old.

If using 800,000 Baht+ to meet financial resources:
      a. First (Initial) Application - Needs to show funds have been
      on deposit at least 2 months before applying.
      b. Subsequent (renewal) Application – Needs to show funds
      have been on deposit for at least 3 months before applying.

5.  Copy of every page of your bank saving book for the past year
(Sign every Page)

6.  Copy of Passport - have at least 6 months validity on your current Passport.  
Some immigration offices require 1 year validity.
 (Sign every page)
      --- First page of  Passport showing picture
      --- Passport page showing latest VISA stamp
      --- Passport page showing all previous VISA stamps (
NEW)
NOTE:  They will put stamp in your Passport with the previous visa stamps
dates.  The next year you only need to make a copy of the page showing
the dates of the previous Visa's.  See sample of stamp  
      --- Passport page showing expiration date of passport (If not on first page)
      --- Copy of Arrival Card (your passport may have the Departure Card)

7.  Evidence of your current address– if you rent, a photocopy of
lease/rental agreement – if you own a condo, a photo copy of your house
book or other evidence of ownership (although  some have reported that
this information was not requested, I've received many reports that it was
required – therefore I have included it in the checklist and suggest you
have copies available as you may be asked for it).

Better to have it with you in case they ask you for it.

8.
 Fee 1900 Baht

A one-year extention of stay whall be granted at the discretion of the
immigration officer to the foreigner as long as he or she meets the
above requirements.
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           Note - Renew visa for disabled person:  

If you are going to Immigration to renew a VISA for someone who is disabled and
cannot go themselves, there are three (3) additional steps:

1.  You need a letter from the disabled person's Doctor (Addressed to
immigration) stating why he cannot go to Immigration himself.
2.  You need a photo of Passport holder showing why he/she cannot go to
Immigration.  Example:  Photo of him sitting in a wheel chair

3.  I went to Immigration today (10 July 2013) to renew Visa for disabled
person.  The Immigration Officer has a worksheet (in Thai) that they use
It has to be signed in 2 places.  In past years they let me sign it.  Now, I had
to bring it back to the disabled person and have him sign it.  Had to
return to Immigration the next day to complete renewing Visa.  Did not
need to get a number.  I got Immigration Officer's attention and she took
care of me right away.
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Notice:  December 3, 2013
New Visa Restrictions for Foreign Married Couples
Click Here for new regulations
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RULES AFFECTING DEPENDANTS OF RETIREES WHO
ALSO  WISH TO RESIDE IN THAILAND

Notice:  Good News for Dependants of Retirees

The previously reported change to the regulations has not been enacted by
Bangkok Immigration after a meeting held earlier today.

Bangkok Immigration will follow National Police Oder 606, and applications from
dependants are now being accepted/issued.
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This is from the Thai Consulate Website:

If the applicant's spouse will be accompanying him or her, a copy of the
applicant's valid marriage certificate must be presented as supporting
documentation (Should be notorized).  If the applicant's spouse is not qualified
for the retirement visa (e.g. not age 50+ or age 50, but not enough income), the
spouse will be considered for the Non-Immigrant Visa Type “O” or Temporary
Residents.
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Documents Required for Spouse:

      --- TM 7  CLICK HERE  To Download Form
      --- All the same documents you would submit for a "Retirement Visa"
          above
      --- Plus your "Marriage Certificate" translated to Thai/English and Certified

Instead of a "Retirement Visa" the spouse will be considered for the Non-
Immigrant Visa Type "O" or Temporary Resident

Note:  This is not verified, but I have been told by a couple of retiree's that all
spouse paperwork must now be stamped by your consulate.


What happens  if I don't renew my VISA and I overstay my
                   VISA

You will be given 7 days to leave the country upon the expiration of your visa.

      - Fine for overstaying your VISA - 500 Baht per day
      - If you overstay your VIsa for 20 days or more
      * Possible Jail time
      * Deported
      * Blacklisted


Remember Immigration procedures can change at a moments notice
without any prior notice
If you have a question
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Detailed Information
about Border Run
Click Here
December 3, 2013
New Visa Restrictions for
Foreign Married Couples

Click Here
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