Types of Visa in Thailand
Our short discussion on different types of visa in Thailand are given below: There are eclectic types of visas that are currently prevalent in Thailand. To visit Thailand for any purpose, obtaining a visa is a first and one of the most important procedures of all. It is imperative to know about all visa types even if you are not eligible for all of them.
This is normally a single entry visa to Thailand valid for 90 days. Your stay can be extended if you do do visa run going to the border or nearby city/country. Obtaining a work permit and opening a bank account is possible.
There are several type of entrepreneur visas
Basic required documents for non-immigrant visa include
Additional documents are required depending upon the type of non-immigrant visa you are applying for.
For type B non-immigrant visa the additional documents are as following
Non-Immigrant Type ED
Non-Immigrant Type IB
Non-Immigrant Type O
Non-Immigrant Type O- A Long Stay
Non-Immigrant Type F, M, and R
One-Year Non-Immigrant Visa
This visa is often a Multiple Entry Visa to Thailand valid for a period of 1 year. You are allowed to stay 90 days per entry, which means you will have to go to border and have your visa stamped at the immigration in every 90 days.
Holding a tourist visa will allow you to stay in Thailand for up to 90 days only for tourism purposes. If you want to extend longer than 30 days, you may convert the visa to a Non-Immigrant Visa. You need to file an application at the Office of Immigration Bureau, for which you will need to go to the nearby city or country such us Penang and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A single entry tourist visa is valid for up to 3 months and a multiple entry tourist visa is valid for up to 6 months.
Documents required for application are
For multiple entries, few extra documents are required:
Visitors from 48 countries can enter Thailand without a tourist visa. They can apply for visas at the immigration checkpoints on arrival for the purpose of tourism and will be granted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 15 days.
Marriage Visa and Retirement Visa
No direct application is applied in the case of these 2 visa types. However, if you will meet the special financial requirements for the application, the process will be hassle free. You must have a Thai spouse. Otherwise, if you want a retirement visa in Thailand, you need to be 50 years old or above.
In simple words, firstly you have to obtain a non-immigrant visa. Then convert the non-immigrant visa to either Marriage Visa or Retirement Visa. These visa types will allow you to extend your stay in Thailand for the whole 1 year (renewable) without the hassle of going to the border.
Permanent Resident Visa
Someone, who has stayed in Thailand for three consecutive with the one-year-visa extensions, is eligible to get this visa. Your income must be 30,000 Baht/month only if you have spent 5 conjugal years with your Thai spouse. Even if you are not married you can apply for this but you need to earn a lot more in that case. You just simply present your three years of personal tax statements proving the above-stated income requirements to qualify for a Permanent Resident Visa in Thailand.