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Do You Want to Live in Thailand? 

A Step-by-Step Guide to Live in Thailand

Guide to live in Thailand

Thailand has become a hugely popular destination for foreigners in which to work or retire.  Expert estimates say that hundreds of thousands of westerners are living and working in the country.

Can foreigners live in Thailand?

The UK Institute for Public Policy Research published a recent study that calculated there were between 40,000 and 50,000 United Kingdom citizens residing in Thailand.

Do many Americans or Australians want to live in Thailand?

Other studies estimate similar levels of Americans, Australians and Canadians, plus large populations from other European countries, New Zealand, as well as the Near and Middle East and India.

Thailand is popular for many reasons.   The weather is excellent, rarely falling below 30°C or 86°F in Bangkok.

How much do you need to live comfortably in Thailand?  What is the average cost of living?

The cost of living is a fraction of that in Europe or America.  Livingcost.org calculates that it is about a third of the United States, with rent only one quarter.  So, with USD 25,000 a year you can create a lifestyle that would probably cost you USD 80,000 stateside or close to AUD 120,000 in Australia (based on exchange rates at time of writing).

How to live cheaply in Thailand?  Where is the best place to live in Thailand?

Many people can therefore afford a much more luxurious standard of living in the capital, Bangkok, and still save money.  Some aim to get the cost of living even lower.  They reside in one of the provincial centres where rent is even less, as are many other living expenses.

With a Privilege Entry Visa
that is valid from
5 years up to 20 years.

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Is it dangerous for foreigners to live in Thailand?

Thailand is regarded as a very safe country.  Medical care is good and comparatively inexpensive, as is public transport and infrastructure in Bangkok.  Foreign residents have plenty to do, with huge numbers of first-class golf courses, water sports and resorts, mountain get aways in the north, large numbers of restaurants of all cuisines and shopping malls with every conceivable luxury brand.

Many foreigners want to live and work in Thailand long term, not surprisingly.  As a result there are large expatriate communities, which makes it easier in many ways for newcomers.

A large group of long term foreign residents see one particular visa type, unique to Thailand, as the path of choice.  It is called the Thailand Elite-Visa.   The Thailand Elite-Visa is a long-term visa categorized as PE or Privileged Entry by Thai Immigration.

Can you live permanently in Thailand?

The visa gives the recipient a 5-year renewable multiple entry.  It allows them to have residency in Thailand, along with a number of other benefits, for between 5 and 20 years, depending on the option chosen, in return for a membership fee that starts at THB 600,000 (USD 16,800 at the time of writing).

Thailand Elite Members receive a number of exclusive privileges.  They get fast track immigration and passport checking when they arrive in Thailand or depart.  Some Thai Elite member levels also get complimentary limousine travel to and from the airport and use of an airport guest lounge.

One of the most valued privileges is the government concierge service.  Members of Thailand Elite can use this for business networking and immigration services; as well as to help obtain a local driver’s license and a foreign currency or local bank account.  They are also not required to have medical insurance.

Thailand Elite-Visa holders, in addition, get special discounts at selected partners.  This includes duty-free shops, shopping malls, hotels and some restaurants.

What are the requirements to live in Thailand?

If you want to live in Thailand with the Thailand Elite-Visa, the step-by-step application process is as follows.

Step One, foreigners applying for membership must first decide which of several versions of the Thailand Elite-Visa they want.

Step Two, they must ensure they have the requisite fee for that version.

Step Three, they must meet several, not especially difficult legal requirements.  For example, they cannot be the subject of bankruptcy proceedings.

Step Four, they must then fill in the application.  If everything is in order, the whole process takes about 45 days.

Step Five, they can then collect the visa when arriving on their next international flight, at a Thai Consulate overseas, or from the Immigration Department in Bangkok.

Unlike some visas, the Thailand Elite-Visa allows holders to work.

Is it hard to retire in Thailand?

“Thailand is a wonderful country in which to live for retirees, digital nomads or people seeking a better lifestyle,” explained Mr. Bastien Trelcat, Managing Partner of Harvey Law Group, an international law firm that works on investment and business immigration matters.

“It is located in the middle of South East Asia, with more than a dozen countries within a short flight of two or three hours. The standard of living is also extremely attractive with a warm climate, low costs and many entertainment options,” continued Mr. Trelcat.

He further advised that, “There have been some recent revisions to the immigration laws that make it even more attractive as a destination and which have generated a lot of attention in foreign media.”

Many people who have applied successfully recommend applicants obtain professional advice to ensure they make no mistakes in the process.

For nearly a decade, タイランドエリート has been an authorized General Sales and Services Agent.  Interested prospects can find the option that best suits them and helps them understand the details in their guide at ガイドがあれば、, as well as the various benefits.

You can also visit their website and contact them to ask questions on the Thailand Elite-Visa and Membership, or send your questions directly to them via email.  They usually reply within 24 hours. They can even let you apply for it online 詳しく!

With a Privilege Entry Visa
that is valid from
5 years up to 20 years.

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The applicant/the Member must have and maintain to have the following qualifications: Being allowed to stay in Thailand in accordance with the immigration laws or any related law of Thailand.(no overstay record) Holding foreign passport. Not having been sentenced by a judgment to imprisonment in any countries except for an offense committed through negligence. Not having been adjudicated bankrupt. Not having been declared as a person of unsound mind incompetence, or quasi incompetent.

タイエリートは5、10または20年のメンバーシップを提供し、メンバーシップの有効期間中にビザの更新を保証します。 メンバーがタイの入国審査を通過するたびに、メンバーシップの有効期限が切れるまで、パスポートに1年間のビザスタンプが自動的に付与されます。 メンバーがタイに1年以上連続して滞在した場合、入国管理局での簡単な更新により、さらに1年間のビザスタンプが付与されます。

タイ エリート ビザは、2003 年にタイ王国政府によって開始され、承認されたプログラムです。エリート ビザ プログラムを運営する Thailand Privilege Card Co., Ltd は、観光省の下にあるタイ政府観光局の完全子会社です。 そしてスポーツ。 HLG 法律事務所の権限を持つ ThaiElite-Express は、正規の販売代理店です。

エリート会員になってタイエリートビザを取得した後は、いつでも非移民ビジネスビザとタイで働くことを許可する就労許可証を申請することができます。 また、エリートフレキシブルプラスに申請し、タイで不動産、有限会社、公開会社、または証券取引所に少なくとも100万米ドルを投資し、労働許可を与えるオプションもあります。

支払いは、申請書の提出、タイの移民による移民の身元調査、および電子メールによる承認書の受領後にのみ必要です。 その後、申請者は、国内または海外の銀行振込、クレジットカード、またはタイエリート銀行口座への直接入金によって会費に進むことを選択できます。

The Thailand Elite Visa is perfectly suitable for Digital Nomads. As business or retirement visas are not necessary a good match for digital nomads, the Elite Visa answers to all nomads with numerous privileges to cater members’ needs. With very little documentation needed, as well as the flexibility of applying from anywhere, regardless abroad, on arrival, or within Thailand. The process is seamless and fast. Moreover, from a study by The Instant Group, Bangkok has recently been voted as the world’s second-best city to work in as a digital nomad (best city in Asia). This is down to the innumerable benefits in which Bangkok brings, which are but not limited to; Internet broadband speed, culture, scenery, transportation, weather, affordability, cuisine, and more. Having already welcomed 35 million digital nomads from all over the world, in 2021, it’s forecasted that there would be more arrivals to the Land of Smiles with constant technological and infrastructure improvements.

タイエリートプログラムに申し込むことは、タイに長期間滞在して生活するための実行可能で簡単な解決策です。 タイエリートのみが5年、10年、または20年のメンバーシップを提供し、申請者のメンバーシップの有効期間中にビザの更新を保証することができます。 今日の時点で、他のすべての非移民ビザオプションは1年または2年の有効期間に制限されています。

タイで引退するためのエリートビザは、再生可能エネルギーの保有期間中、申請からの引退ビザと比較して心配のないオプションです。 申請時、エリートの場合、書類は最小限であり、保持期間中の医療保険や証明はありません。エリートメンバーは、90日間のレポートの支援、空港入国審査のファストトラック、ラウンジなど、さまざまな特典を利用できます。 アクセスと空港リムジン、現地通貨または外貨での銀行口座開設の支援、24時間年中無休のコールセンターなど。 エリートビザは、メンバーシップ期間中、特権エントリービザを簡単に更新できるようにします。

タイエリートプログラムに申し込むことは、タイに長期間滞在して生活するための実行可能で簡単な解決策です。 タイエリートのみが5年、10年、または20年のメンバーシップを提供し、申請者のメンバーシップの有効期間中にビザの更新を保証することができます。 今日の時点で、他のすべての非移民ビザオプションは1年または2年の有効期間に制限されています。

タイエリートビザは、タイに長期滞在するためのタイ法に基づく完全に合法かつ合法的なプログラムです。「タイエリート」は、タイプリビレッジカード株式会社が運営しています。2003年にタイ王国政府が発足しました。 同社は、観光スポーツ省傘下のタイ国政府観光庁の完全子会社です。

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