Non-Immigrant O-X Visa

Non-Immigrant O-X Visa

วันที่นำเข้าข้อมูล 16 Nov 2020

วันที่ปรับปรุงข้อมูล 30 Nov 2022

| 2,244 view

Non-Immigrant Visa “O-X” (long stay)

This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 10 years (allowed for 5 years each time, extendable once, for a total of 10 years). Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.

1. Eligibility

        1.1 Applicant must be at least 50 years of age (on the day of application submission).

        1.2 Applicant must be nationals and passport holders of eligible countries; namely Japan, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.

        1.3 Applicant must have a bank deposit of no less than 3 million Baht in Thailand or a bank deposit of no less than 1.8 million Baht and an annual income of no less than 1.2 million Baht. Such amount must be maintained in the bank deposit in full for at least one year and kept at no less than 1.5 million Baht thereafter.

        1.4 Applicant must have Thai health insurance for the duration of his/her stay, with coverage for outpatient treatment of no less than 40,000 Baht and inpatient treatment of no less than 400,000 Baht.

        1.5 Applicant must not be prohibited from entering Thailand as provided by the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

        1.6 Applicant must have no criminal record in Thailand and in the country of his/her nationality or residence.

        1.7 Applicant must not have prohibitive diseases, i.e. Leprosy, Tuberculosis, drug addiction, Elephantiasis, third phase of Syphilis), as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 B.E. 2535 (1992).

2. Required documents (3 sets required: 1 original and 2 copies)

        2.1 passport that is valid for at least 6 months and contains at least 1 completely empty visa page

        2.2 visa application form

        2.3 a photo (4 cm x 6 cm) of the applicant taken within the past six months

        2.4 a copy of a bank statement (from a Thai financial institution located in Thailand only) and a letter of guarantee from the bank with the bank’s contact information showing a deposit of the amount equal to and not less than 3 million Baht. Please note that such minimum amount must be maintained at least 1 year after receiving the visa OR a copy of a bank statement (from a Thai financial institution located in Thailand only) and a letter of guarantee from the bank with the bank’s contact information showing a deposit of the amount equal to and not less than 1.8 million Baht and proof of annual income of not less than 1.2 million Baht (Once the applicant enters Thailand, he/she must have accumulated money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand not less than 3 million Baht within 1 year.)

        2.5 a letter of verification stating that the applicant has no criminal record (verification shall be valid for no more than three months and issued by the country of nationality or permanent residence)

        2.6 medical certificate issued from the country where the application is submitted, showing no prohibitive diseases (Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Drug Addiction, Elephantiasis and Third Step of Syphilis), as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 B.E. 2535 (1992) (Certificate shall be valid for no more than three months and should be notarized by notary organs or the applicant’s diplomatic or consular mission).

        2.7 a health insurance plan as listed on the website http://longstay.tgia.org. The coverage requirements are a minimum of 40,000 Baht for outpatient treatment and 400,000 Baht for inpatient treatment.

3. Visa Fee

400 USD, multiple entries

4. Other Useful Information

        4.1 Benefits of the O-X visa holders

              1) Can work as a volunteer (in accordance with the list of volunteer work as stipulated by the Department of Employment).

              2) Can purchase vehicles (under the provision of laws on motor vehicles).

              3) Can purchase condominiums (proceed in accordance with the Condominium Act).

        4.2 Upon the completion of 90 days stay period in Thailand, foreigners must notify the Immigration Bureau of their residence in Thailand and shall repeat at every 90 days interval.

        4.3 Foreigners must report, in person, to the immigration officer every 1 year for the examination of the qualifications and supporting documents.

        4.4 Stay permit of the O-X visa holders may be revoked due to the following conditions:

             1) Foreigners do not have financial evidence as per stipulated by the above qualifications such as:

                 – The sum of money in the bank account is less than 3 million Baht at the end of the first year of stay period in Thailand.

                 – the sum of money in the bank account is less than 1.5 million Baht at the end of the second year of stay period in Thailand, and/or the money in the said account was spent outside Thailand.

             2) Foreigners do not have insurance as stipulated by the above qualifications.

             3) Foreigners pose threat to the peace and security of Thailand.

             4) Foreigners work without permission.