Ever considered retirement in Krabi? With the world-class gold course at Pakasai Country Club and Phi Phi Islands a hop away Krabi makes one of the best retirement locations in Thailand. What you need to spend the rest of your life in Krabi is easy and affordable. all it starts with is a retirement visa for Thailand.
When you apply for a Thai “O-A” visa you need to only complete the application form and hand in a copy of your passport at the Thai embassy of your choice. In order to retire in Thailand you need to be at least 50 years of age when you apply for the visa at the embassy. The process is very easy to start and the real paperwork occurs in Thailand when this 90 day visa needs to be extended for 12 months.
When you have this extended at Thai immigration in Krabi you need to have the following documents and meet the financial requirements for the visa.
- Copy of your passport;
- Copy of a map to where you live in Krabi;
- Copy of Thai bank account showing 800,000 Thai Baht; or
- Copy of Thai bank account showing 65,000 Thai Baht per month in income;
- Copy of medical certificate (No HIV/AIDS or Syphilis)
- Copy of police clearance certificate.
Note that the medical tests at the hospital, most Thai hospitals know what it is that Thai immigration wants so there is no need to explain this too them. As with regards to a criminal record, you need to check with an attorney if you have a DUI. Thailand has become very strict with applications who have a criminal record in their home country.
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