Thailand Long-Term Resident Visa

Thailand Long-Term Resident Visa

What is a Thailand Long-Term Resident Visa?

A Thailand Long-Term Resident Visa is a type of visa that allows a foreign national to stay in Thailand for an extended period of time, typically for a period of one year. This type of visa is often intended for people who plan to live in Thailand for an extended period, such as retirees or those who plan to work or run a business in the country. To be eligible for a Thailand Long-Term Resident Visa, an individual typically needs to meet certain requirements, such as having a certain level of income or assets and may need to provide documentation such as proof of income or a work permit.

Eligibility Requirements for LTR Visa

The eligibility requirements for a Thailand Long-Term Resident Visa vary depending on the specific type of visa and the purpose of the applicant’s stay in Thailand. However, some common requirements for a Thailand Long-Term Resident Visa include:

  1. The applicant must be at least 50 years old.
  2. The applicant must have proof of income or financial stability, such as a bank statement showing a minimum balance of THB 800,000 (approximately $25,000 USD) or a monthly income of at least THB 65,000 (approximately $2,000 USD).
  3. The applicant must have a valid passport with at least 18 months of remaining validity.
  4. The applicant must have a clean criminal record and provide a police clearance certificate from their home country.
  5. The applicant must have valid health insurance.
  6. Applicant must have proof of residence in Thailand

Note that these are general requirements, specific visa types may have additional requirements or different thresholds. It’s always best to consult with the immigration bureau or immigration lawyer in Thailand for more information.

What are the types of LTR Visa?

There are several types of Long-Term Resident Visas (LTR) available in Thailand, each with its own specific requirements and conditions. Some of the most common types of LTR Visas include:

Wealthy Global Citizen (LTR-W)
Wealthy individuals holding at least USD 1 million in assets

Wealthy Pensioner (LTR-P)
Retirees aged 50 years and older who have an annual pension or stable income

Work-from-Thailland Professional (LTR-T)
Remote workers working for well-established overseas companies

Highly-skilled Professional (LTR-H)
Professionals or experts in targeted industries working for business entities or higher education institutes or research centers in Thailand or Thai government agencies

Dependants (LTR-O)
Spouse and children under 20 years old of LTR visa holders (Maximum 4 dependants in total per one LTR visa holder)

Thailand LTR Visa Process

  1. Register and submit online the LTR Visa application for qualification endorsement and supporting documents. Within 20 business days after receipt of the complete documents, you will be notified of the result.
  2. If qualified, you will receive an endorsement letter and may proceed with applying for LTR Visa issuance at the Thai Embassy or Consulates overseas within 60 days from the date of issuance of the endorsement.
  3. Applicants who work in Thailand may obtain their digital work permit and LTR Visa at the One-Stop Service Center at the Department of Employment in Bangkok.

It’s important to note that the process and requirements may vary depending on the specific type of LTR visa you are applying for, and it’s always best to consult with the Thailand immigration bureau or Thai immigration lawyer for more information.

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