Every year, 100 successful foreigners are able to receive what is basically the most coveted document of expatriates who live long-term in the Kingdom. This document is what we call the permanent residency. more
Three years ago, the immigration authorities in Thailand instituted a crackdown that set foreign expats both already living in the Kingdom and those who are thinking of moving to the country for reasons outside of tourism. more
Being blacklisted is something that one should be keen about avoiding, especially when you’re a foreigner. When you’re blacklisted, you’re effectively barred from entering the country whose immigration authorities have marked you.
This means that, when you’re blacklisted in Thailand, you cannot visit that country anymore as long as the blacklist is still in place. It could be lifted in a few years or so, but you would’ve lost the opportunity to visit the Kingdom during the blacklist period. more
It is common knowledge that Thailand’s government has been passing new rules regarding visas for foreigners who wish to enter Thailand. This is part of an effort to crack down on border runs and tourists who stay beyond the time allowed by their visas. more
In our previous article, we outlined the typical process of acquiring a retirement visa in Thailand. First, one has to acquire a non-immigrant visa and, once approved, the visa holder can then opt to apply for a retirement visa. The process is very straightforward, which is why Thailand is a top choice amongst expatriates for their retirement – the country is very friendly towards foreigners.
There is, however, an alternate route for foreigners to gaining permission from the Thai government to reside in the country for retirement purposes. This route is to become a permanent resident in Thailand. more
There are plenty of reasons that a foreigner may want to apply for residency in Thailand. He or she may decide to stay over for their retirement, being enamored with the charms the country has for Westerners. more