Category: Immigration

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

If you’re really planning on staying in Thailand for the rest of your life, getting a multiple reentry visa to the Kingdom is definitely not enough. 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. There could also be business interests involved. The reasons are various, and what’s important is that there is, of course, a definite process to be followed in applying for residency in Thailand.

So, how do you apply for a permit for residency in Thailand? Here are the requirements, and an explanation of the process to be taken when applying for this permit. more

There are multiple classifications of a visa to Thailand, as you’ll find out when you apply for it. You will, however, most commonly encounter the term “Multiple Entry” visa. There are many visas in Thailand that allows the holder to have multiple entries into the country, so it is important that you understand at least the basics of what these visas are.


Some foreigners find foreign languages a topic of interest. However, studying a foreign language requires you to immerse in it and the associated local culture in order to expedite the learning process. True, there are methods of learning a new language online but one learns faster when he or she is in the language’s country of origin.


Tourism is not the only reason foreigners come to Thailand, as we have pointed out many times in this blog. Other reasons include business, expatriation for their retirement, and to become a full-fledged Thai citizen. There are corresponding visas that these foreigners should apply for, and we’ll discuss these visas in detail in this article.