A decade ago there regarded to be various ways to live in Thailand long-time period. There become a bit of wriggle room inside the interpretation of the tips and there were constantly ‘ways and way’ of securing a visa (nudge nudge, wink, wink). But the screws are being tightened on expats, retirees and long-stayers who are locating their alternatives to hold living inside the Land of Smiles diminishing speedy, both through modified guidelines or greater rigorous enforcement of the present regulations.
ThaiVisa has penned a piece of writing nowadays approximately new utility guidelines for British residents for Immigrant Type O visas and some of the real-life implications the modifications may deliver…
Following the announcement earlier this month that visa candidates inside the UK and Ireland now need to apply online, the Royal Thai Embassy in London has updated its website regarding the necessities for Single Entry Tourist Visas and other Non-Immigrant Visas.
Aside from packages now having to be made online, some of the most superb adjustments are that Non-Immigrant Type O (more than one entry) are not issued by way of the Royal Thai Embassy in London.
Online reaction has been fast and unhappy…
• Tourist visa guidelines keep tightening, mainly due to a minority of those who keep seeking to abuse every loophole and crack inside the device to stay long-time period for functions other than tourism. A few bad apples f * cking it up for anybody else – Moe666/ThaiVisa
• It’s getting harder and more difficult for people who want to stay long time in Thailand – Nev/ThaiVisa
• The doorways are remaining hastily. That’s why I’ve transferred my assets returned to my US financial institution account. My Non O expires in October. Time to bounce to friendlier shores – RichMac/Facebook
Non O (Multi-Entry) visas are valid for one year but the holder of the visa is required to go away Thailand every 90 days.
The Non-O (Multi-Entry) visas offered comfort to a few foreigners, mainly folks that are married to a Thai but who perhaps work remote places and then return to Thailand a couple of times according to year.
For instance, the Non-O (Multi-Entry) visas are a famous choice amongst offshore people who paintings on rotation and are stepping into and out of Thailand numerous times consistent with 12 months.
Others simply preferred now not having to cope with immigration in Thailand and could acquire the Non-O (Multi-Entry) from the Thai Embassy in London once they back to the UK say for an annual holiday.
Non O (Single Entry) are nevertheless issued through the Royal Thai Embassy in London, however that handiest grants a live of ninety days.
ThaiVisa reviews that the necessities for Non-Immigrant Type O (single entry handiest) from Thai Embassy in London are as follows:
For established toddler (age underneath two decades): A replica of delivery certificates, a duplicate each of employment letter, passport and visa of the figure who’s going to paintings in Thailand, and a replica of registration of the agency or enterprise wherein the determine will paintings
For accompanying spouse : A reproduction of marriage certificates, a copy every of employment letter, passport and visa of the leading spouse, and a replica of registration of the company or corporation where the spouse will work
For accompanying a Thai partner : A copy of marriage certificate, a replica of Thai passport/a copy of Thai ID of partner, and (three months bank declaration showing month-to-month earnings of greater than £1,500.)
For accompanying a Thai baby : A copy of Thai start certificate, a replica of the Thai toddler’s passport/Thai ID, a replica of marriage certificate to a Thai spouse or divorce paper/baby custody paper (in case of divorce), and (3 months bank statement showing monthly profits of greater than £1,500.)
For operating at an NGO/volunteer paintings : An official recommendation letter or employment letter from NGO or company which undertakes volunteer paintings in Thailand, registration document of NGO or volunteer employer
For pensioner (elderly 50 or over) : A replica of pension declaration if the applicant is a pensioner, or a copy of one-month bank assertion displaying your earnings from pension, or three-month bank declaration of as a minimum £10,000
Offshore people who used to attain a Non O (Multi-Entry) from the Thai Embassy in London can also alternatively now enter Thailand on visitor visas or visa-exempt entries but once a person has a records of back to returned visitor visas or several visa-exempt entries in their passport, it’s far more and more in all likelihood they’ll come underneath scrutiny of an immigration respectable while seeking to input Thailand at an airport or land border crossing.
ThaiVisa says it’s also worth noting that Non-O (Multi-Entry) based totally upon marriage are nevertheless to be had nearby Thai Embassies and Consulates.