Long Stay

Long Stay Visa

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Long Stay


There are two options for foreigner wishing to apply for a long-stay visa to Thailand.

Non-Immigrant O-A Non-Immigrant O-X (10 years)
Eligibility Foreigner age of 50 and over *foreigner must have a permanent residence in a country in which the application is submitted. • Ordinary passport holder with a nationality of Japan, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States of America, with the age of 50 years old and over
• Spouse and child (age under 20 years old)
Validity of Visa 1 year 5 years
Period of Stay 1 year 5 years
Extension of Stay Can be extended for 1 year every year Can be extended for another 5 years after the first 5 years
Benefits / Conditions Employment prohibited • Can work as a volunteer (in accordance with the list of volunteer work as stipulated by the Department of Employment).
• Can purchase vehicle (under the provision of laws on motor vehicles).
• Can purchase condominium (proceed in accordance with the Condominium Act).
*For foreigner staying in Thailand with these type of visa , notification of stay every 90 days with the immigration bureau is required.

Non-Immigrant O-A

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (Embassy/Consulate reserves the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary)
 1. Passport with validity not less than 6 months
 2. Photograph of the applicant, taken within the past six months
 3. Financial evidence : a guarantee letter from the bank and a copy of bank statement showing a deposit of the amount equal to and not less than 800,000 THB or an income certificate with a monthly income of not less than 65,000 THB or a deposit account plus a monthly income in total not less than 80,000 THB
 4. Certificate of criminal record clearance from the country of nationality. The certificate should be valid not more than three months and should be notarized by notary organs or the applicant's diplomatic or consular mission .
 5. Medical certificate from the country where the applicants apply visa stating that applicants don’t have any prohibited diseases as follows; Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction, third stage of Syphilis. The medical certificate must be issued no longer than 3 months prior to the date of submission.


VALIDITY OF A VISA
The validity of a visa is one years.

PERIOD OF STAY
Travelers coming to Thailand with Non Immigrant O-A visa will be initially granted a stay permit of one year in the Kingdom according to the validity of visa. After one year they can apply for the extension of one years.

EXTENSION OF STAY
The visa holder must file an application for an extension at the Office of Immigration Bureau in the province of residence (For those staying in Bangkok, the Immigration Bureau located on Government Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Tel 0-2141-9889). The extension of stay is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer.

Non-Immigrant O-X (10 years)

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS (Embassy/Consulate reserves the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary)
 1. Passport with validity not less than 6 months
 2. Three (3) application forms and 3 photographs (size 4 X 6 cm. taken within the last 6 months)
 3. One (1) biography
 4. Financial evidence
    4.1 Certificate of bank deposit stating bank contact information, copy of bank book and bank statement which shows fixed deposit with the amount of not less than 3 million Baht deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand.
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    4.2 Certificate of bank deposit stating bank contact information, copy of bank book and bank statement which shows fixed deposit with the amount of not less than 1.8 million Baht deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand and certificate of annual income with the amount of not less than 1.2 million Baht (local currency equivalent) per year. (Once the applicants enter Thailand, they must have accumulated money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand not less than 3 million Baht within 1 year.)
 5. Certificate of criminal record clearance from the country of nationality. In case the applicants have permanent residence in other country, they must provide the aforementioned document from both country of nationality and country of permanent residence.
 6. Medical certificate from the country where the applicants apply visa stating that applicants don’t have any prohibited diseases as follows; Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction, third stage of Syphilis. The medical certificate must be issued no longer than 3 months prior to the date of submission.
 7. Copy of evidence stating that applicants have insurance as per stipulated by the Office of Insurance Commission and health insurance of Thailand which has insurance money for outpatient not less than 40,000 Baht and for inpatient not less than 400,000 Baht.
Please check < http://longstay.tgia.org > for more information regarding the insurance requirement.


Spouse and child, age under 20 years old, can apply for Non-O-X visa and must have the following required documents
 • Spouse (no age restriction) must show a copy of marriage certificate together with documents stated in 1-8.
 • Child age under 20 years old must show a copy of birth certificate or proof of legitimate child and also have to submit documents number 1-3, 7 and 8


VALIDITY OF A VISA
The validity of a visa is five years.

PERIOD OF STAY
Travelers coming to Thailand with Non Immigrant O-X visa will be initially granted a stay permit of five years in the Kingdom according to the validity of visa. After five years they can apply for the extension of five years.

EXTENSION OF STAY
The visa holder must file an application for an extension at the Office of Immigration Bureau in the province of residence (For those staying in Bangkok, the Immigration Bureau located on Government Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Tel 0-2141-9889). The extension of stay is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer.

Benefits of the Non-O-X visa holders
 • Can work as a volunteer (in accordance with the list of volunteer work as stipulated by the Department of Employment).
 • Can purchase vehicle (under the provision of laws on motor vehicles).
 • Can purchase condominium (proceed in accordance with the Condominium Act).

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