Non-Thai nationals who wish to obtain a retirement visa or a long-stay visa

 

1. Non-Immigrant Category O (retirement)

2. Non-Immigrant Category O-A  (Long-stay 1 year)

3. Non-Immigrant Category  O-X (Long-stay – 5 years) or


4. who is currently holding re-entry permit for such visas.

 


 

Step 1 – Online e-Visa Application 

The applicant who does not have a valid visa or re-entry permit must apply for a visa by: 
1) complete the Online e-Visa Application “Click here”; and
2) upload the following documents in PDF format :  

       1.  Two passport-size photographs (2″x2″ – JPEG format) 
             Photographs must have a light color background with a full- face view of the person
             without wearing a hat or dark glasses and covering up shoulders.
             Photos must be taken within 6 months. (photocopy or photo taken from Photostat will not be accepted).

       2.  A copy of Passport (must not expire within 6 months) 

       3.  A copy of flight confirmation/ reservation, showing going from US to Thailand.  
            (The name of the applicant must indicated clearly) 

       4.   A copy of recent bank statement  ($700 per person and $1,500 per family) 
             (The name of the applicant must indicated clearly), 
             In case of submitting family bank statement a proof of relationship. 
             (i.e. birth certificate, marriage certificate) must be provided.   

       5.  For non-US citizen, a copy of permanent resident card or a copy of valid US visa with 
            a letter proof of employment.   

       6.  Other required documents for NON O / NON O-A / NON O-X as follow:


 

Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O” (retirement)

Holder of this type of visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 90 days.
Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Eligibility / Other required documents :

1. Applicant must be aged 50 years and over (on the day of submitting application).
2. Applicant not prohibited from entering the Kingdom as provided by the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).
3. Having the nationality of or residence in the country where applicant’s application is submitted.
4. Insurance – Applicant must have a health insurance for the duration of stay, with coverage for covid-19 disease with the total sum insured of THB 3,000,000 (100,000 USD) per policy year.

 

  • A list of Thai insurance companies participating in the scheme can be found here: http://longstay.tgia.org
  • Foreign Insurance Certificate as stipulated by the Office of Insurance Commission and Health Insurance of Thailand,
    which must be completed, signed and stamped by the insurance company.

    The form can be downloaded here: Foreign Insurance Certificate Form


  


 

Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O-A” (long stay)

Holder of this type of visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 1 year.
Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Eligibility / Other required documents :

1. Applicant must be aged 50 years and over (on the day of submitting application).
2. Applicant not prohibited from entering the Kingdom as provided by the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).
3. Having the nationality of or residence in the country where applicant’s application is submitted.
    Copy of a certificate of residence (if applicable)

4. Insurance – Applicant must have a health insurance for the duration of stay, with coverage for covid-19 disease with the total sum insured of THB 3,000,000 (100,000 USD) per policy year.

  • Health insurance policy document issued by a Thai or foreign insurance company, stating that the applicant is
    medically insured for the period and with coverage as mentioned above:
    (a)  Foreign insurance company, the applicant must submit the original insurance policy document with 2 copies;
    (b)  Thai insurance company, the applicant must submit 2 copies of the insurance policy document or, if available,
         the original insurance policy document with 2 copies.

     

  • A list of Thai insurance companies participating in the scheme can be found here: http://longstay.tgia.org
  • Foreign Insurance Certificate as stipulated by the Office of Insurance Commission and Health Insurance of Thailand,
    which must be completed, signed and stamped by the insurance company.

    The form can be downloaded here: Foreign Insurance Certificate Form

5. Criminal record
     – Letter of verification stating that the applicant has no criminal record
     – verification have to valid for not more than three months and
     – must be issued from a state or Federal Bureau of Investigation only.
     – Online criminal record without authorize signature is unacceptable 

6. Medical certificate showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535)
    certificate shall be valid for not more than three months (Leprosy, Tuberculosis, drug addiction, Elephantiasis,
    third phase of Syphilis)  (Medical Form — Click here –) 

7. Applicant must have a bank deposit of
    7.1 no less than 1,200,000 Baht or
    7.2 an income certificate (an original copy) with a monthly income (pension) of not less than 100,000 Baht, or
    7.3 a deposit account plus a monthly income (pension) totaling not less than 1,200,000 Baht.

     In the case of submitting a bank statement, a letter of guarantee from the bank (an original copy) is required

8. Additional Application Form for Non-Immigrant “O-A” (Long Stay)    
    A completed application form for long stay visa  — Click here —

 


 

Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O-X” (long stay)

Holder of this type of visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 5 years each time (total 10 years).
Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Eligibility / Other required documents :

1. Applicant must be aged 50 years and over (on the day of submitting application)
2. Applicant not prohibited from entering the Kingdom as provided by the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).
3. Applicants must be nationals and passport holders of eligible countries, namely;

     Australia,  Denmark,  Finland,  France,  Germany,  Italy,  Japan,  Netherland,  Norway,
     Sweden,  Switzerland,  United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, New Zealand, South Korea, Canada and  United States.

4. Insurance – Applicant must have a health insurance for the duration of stay, with coverage for covid-19 disease with the total sum insured of THB 3,000,000 (100,000 USD) per policy year.

  • Health insurance policy document issued by a Thai or foreign insurance company, stating that the applicant is
    medically insured for the period and with coverage as mentioned above:
    (a) In case of a foreign insurance company, the applicant must submit the original insurance policy document with 2 copies;
    (b) In case of a Thai insurance company, the applicant must submit 2 copies of the insurance policy document or, if available,
         the original insurance policy document with 2 copies.

     

  • A list of Thai insurance companies participating in the scheme can be found here: http://longstay.tgia.org

     

  • Foreign Insurance Certificate as stipulated by the Office of Insurance Commission and Health Insurance of Thailand,
    which must be completed, signed and stamped by the insurance company.

    The form can be downloaded here: Foreign Insurance Certificate Form

5. Criminal record
     – Letter of verification stating that the applicant has no criminal record

     – verification have to valid for not more than three months and
     – must be issued from a state or Federal Bureau of Investigation only.
     – Online criminal record without authorize signature is unacceptable 

6. Medical certificate showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535)
    certificate shall be valid for not more than three months (Leprosy, Tuberculosis, drug addiction, Elephantiasis,
    third phase of Syphilis)  (Medical Form — Click here –) 

7. Applicant must have a bank deposit of
    – no less than 3 million baht in Thailand or
    – a bank deposit of no less than 1.8 million baht and annual income of no less than 1.2 million baht.
    – Such amount must be maintained in bank deposit in full for at least one year, and
       keep at no less than .5 million baht thereafter.

      Additional information on other required documents for NON-O-X can be found here. 


         Please note : Consular officers reserve the right to request additional documents
                                as deemed necessary and also reserve the right to reject any application
                                without having to provide reason.

        Processing time : minimum 15 business days

       Fee    NON O  — $80 for single entry  /  —  $200 for multiple entries 
                 NON O-A  – $200 for multiple entries  
                 NON O-X  – $400 for multiple entries  

        To remind : Your visa request may be denied when:
                           (1) upload unprepared documents and photo;
                           (2) information uploaded does not meet requirement; and
                           (3) applying for wrong visa.

 

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Step 2 – Thailand Pass 

After receiving a visa, the applicant may register for Thailand Pass at https://tp.consular.go.th/

 

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Step 3 – At the departure airport.   

At the departure airport, the approved applicant is required to present

3.1 Thailand Pass.
3.2 A Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected, using RT-PCR test, issued no more than 72 hours before departure.
3.3 A Medical insurance covering all expenditures of medical treatment, including COVID-19, while traveling to Thailand in an amount of at least 100,000 USD (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand).

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Step 4 – Upon entry to Thailand.

Travelers arriving in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic must present the following documents

4.1 Thailand Pass
4.2 Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected, using RT-PCR test, issued no more than 72 hours before departure

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2 Nov 2021/ KS

Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles

Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles