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Thailand - Visas - Over 50's 12 month visa
On 11th September 2001 the Thai Government Cabinet approved the revision
of the regulation on granting the authorities concerned to facilitate the
issuance of visa to foreigners aged 50 or above wishing to take retreat in
the Kingdom at least for the period of one (1) year.
1. Qualification of an applicant
1.1 A foreign national whose age is over 50 years or above
1.2 Not being prohibited from entering the Kingdom under the Immigration
Act B.E.2522 (A.D.1979)
1.3 No criminal record of the Kingdom of Thailand, the country of national
and country of permanent residence as well.
1.4 Holding the nationality or permanent residence of the country of
1.5 No medical record of contagious disease.
1.6 No permission of working in Thailand.
2. Required documents for visa application.
2.1 Validity of passport at least 1 year
2.2 Three (3) visa application forms and 3 passport size recent photographs
2.3 Additional application form for Non-Immigrant “O-A” (Long
2.4 Copy of bank statement having in possession of annually income
equivalent to Thai currency at least 800,000 Baht or monthly income
65,000 Baht. (approximately GBP
2.5 In case attached copy of bank statement as stated in 2.4, the
original reference letter from the banking concerned is necessary.
2.6 Criminal Record from own country or country of permanent residence
of validity at least 3 months.
2.7 Medical Record proving applicant has never been infected with
contagious disease with validity at least 3 months (in accordance
with Immigration Act B.E.2522)
2.8 In case wishing to be accompanied by spouse, the marriage certificate
will be attached. But spouse will be granted Non-Immigrant “O” in
stead of “O-A”
Note: Documents as stated in 2.4 - 2.8 must be certified by Notary
Public or from the competent authority concerned of the country of
3. Channels to submit visa application and visa fee
3.1 Applicants can submit their applications at the Thai consular missions
3.2 The Office of the Immigration Bureau (Address: Section 1, Sub-Division
1, Immigration Bureau, Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road, Sathon District,
Bangkok 10120. Tel. 0066-22873101-10 ext.2236
3.3 The following applicants may also apply for this type of visa in
the country if:
- applicants undergoing health rehabilitation program in hospitals
or health centers. These organizations will apply on behalf of the individual
- Applicants who are spouse / parents / children of applicants above.
- Applicants to whom the agencies or organizations approved by the
Immigration Bureau have applied for visa on behalf. The above mentioned applicants
must have qualifications sated in 1-2
3.4 Once the documents are matched with requirements, the consular
missions shall issue the Non-Immigrant visa “O-A” (Long Stay)
single (1) entry, the visa fee is GPP 15.00-(as of since September 1992,
the new cost has not yet been effective)
4. Once arrived in the Kingdom
4.1 Upon arrival in Thailand, the actual length of stay (1 year) will be
determined and granted at Immigration check - point.
4.2 Once having been in the Kingdom up to 90 days, applicant must report
himself/herself to the authorities concerned and every 90 days, also report
can be made by post by fill up the form TM.47 which can be obtained from
4.3 Once staying in the Kingdom completed 1 year and wishing to extend
of stay, this can also be made by submitting the application at the Immigration
Bureau, by showing documents of current income the amount equivalent as stated
4.4 In case of spouse wishing to extend of stay, marriage certificate
This was posted at the Royal Thai Embassy, LONDON, 20 January 2002
For more information, please contact the Royal Thai Embassy, Consular Section,
29-30 Queen’s Gate, LONDON SW7 5JB. Tel. 0207-5892944.
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