‘*’ Not required if the visa application is submitted inside Thailand. However, an official from the consulate or Thai embassy or may ask for these documents before issuing the visa.
Application for the Non-Immigrant OA Visa in your home country:
Please note that not all the Thai embassies or consulates in your country may be able to issue this type of visa.
Application for the Non-Immigrant O Visa and extension in Thailand:
Foreigners on a Tourist Visa or a Visa Exemption Stamp can still apply for a Retirement Visa given that they has already met the requirements for the Non-immigrant O Visa and for the One Year Extension Visa application.
90-day Reporting for notification of your current address or residence at an Immigration Office is required once you obtain a Retirement Visa. This can also be done by mail or by enlist the services of an agent to do this on your behalf through a Power of Attorney. If you are not in the country when the report is due, the counting of 90-day period before your next reporting will start again upon re-entry to Thailand.
Re-entry Permits are required prior to leaving Thailand. If you fail to hold a re-entry permit and leave the country, your Retirement Visa will be cancelled. Application for a re-entry permit may be done at your nearest Immigration Office or at a international airport before leaving the country.
Bank funds in your bank account must be at least 3 months old before your can renew your visa.
*Please note that retirees cannot import their personal effects to Thailand duty free according to the Bureau of Customs.