How to Get a Non-Immigrant O-A Retirement Long-Stay Visa for Thailand

Thailand Non-Immigrant O-A Retirement Visa

Thailand Non-Immigrant O-A Retirement Visa

As stated here, the people that qualify for this type of visa are as follows:

  • A foreign national whose age is 50 years or above. (on the date of submitting the application)
  • Not being prohibited from entering the Kingdom under the Immigration Act. B.E. 2522
  • Having the nationality of or the residence in the country where his/ her application is submitted.
  • Having no criminal record against the security of Thailand and the country of his/her nationality, or the country of his/her residence.
  • Not having prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535) (Leprosy, Tuberculosis [T.B], Elephantiasis, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, 3rd step of syphilis)

Go to my Thailand visa page for information on the different types of visas for Thailand.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Non-Immigrant O-A Retirement Long-Stay Visa for Thailand.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Thailand: No.

  • If you are a U.S. citizen tourist staying for fewer than 30 days, you do not require a visa.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry into Thailand.
  • If you enter Thailand by air without a visa, you are allowed to stay in Thailand for 30 days per visit.
  • If you enter Thailand by land without a visa, you are allowed to stay in Thailand for 15 days per visit. If you want to stay for longer than 30 days, you will need a Thailand visa.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Thailand:  Check the links at this page here to see if you need a visa for Thailand. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Thailand also keeps a good record of who needs a visa for Thailand

Find your closest consulate
Gather documentation
  • The official list of required documents is here at the Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
Visa fee
  • Double check your visa fee at the Embassy or Consulate Website you found in Step 1.
  • If you are applying in the United States, the Embassy of Thailand in Washington D.C. lists the visa fees  here, and the Los Angeles Consulate lists the visa fees here.
Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the Embassy or Consulate General you found in Step 1.

Receive your visa

Congratulations! You will receive your Thailand visa.

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