NON-IMMIGRANT VISA Category “O-A” (Long Stay)
This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years or over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period NOT exceeding 1 year without the intention of working. Holder of this type of visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 1 year. Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.
- 1.1 Applicant must be at least 50 years of age (on the day of submitting application).
- 1.2 Applicant is not prohibited from entering the Kingdom as provided by the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).
- 1.3 Applicant must have no criminal record in Thailand and the country of the applicant’s nationality or residence.
- 1.4 Applicant must have the nationality of or permanent residence in the country where application is submitted
- 1.5 Applicant must NOT have prohibitive diseases (Leprosy, Tuberculosis, drug addiction, Elephantiasis, third phase of Syphilis) as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 B.E. 2535
- 1.6 Applicant must have a health insurance covering the length of stay in Thailand with no less than 40,000 THB coverage for outpatient treatment and no less than 400,000 THB for inpatient treatment. (must be specifically mentioned) Apllicant may consider buying a Thai health insurance online at longstay.tgia.org.
- 1.7 Applicant is prohibited from engaging in any gainful employment in Thailand.
2. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
- Passport with validity of not less than 18 months
- 2 copies of completed visa application forms
- 2 passport-sized photos (3.5 x 4.5 cm) of the applicant taken within the past six months
- Confirmed ticket paid in full
- A copy of bank statement showing a deposit of the amount in local currency or in THB no less than 800,000 THB OR an income certificate (an original copy) with a monthly income no less than 65,000 THB OR a deposit account together with an annual income totalling no less than 800,000 THB. (In the case where a bank statement is submitted, a letter of guarantee from the bank (an original copy) is also required.)
- An English Extract from the birth registration (verification shall be valid for not more than three months and must be legalised by MinBuZa)
- An English Extract from the register of population (verification shall be valid for not more than three months and must be legalised by MinBuZa)
- A Certificate of Good Conduct (Certificate of Conduct) issued by the competent authority of the country of his or her nationality or residence stating that the applicant has no criminal record (the certificate shall be valid for not more than three months and must be legalised by MinBuZa)
- A medical certificate (download form) issued from the country where the application is submitted, showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535) (certificate shall be valid for not more than three months and must be legalised by MinBuZa)
- Health insurance
- covering the length of stay in Thailand with no less than 40,000 THB coverage for outpatient treatment and no less than 400,000 THB for inpatient treatment. (must be specifically mentioned) Applicant may consider buying a Thai health insurance online at longstay.tgia.org.
- covering medical expenses in Thailand with a minimum coverage of 100,000 USD for COVID-19 (must be specifically mentioned)
NB.: - Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary.
NB.: - In the case where the accompanying spouse is not eligible for the Category ‘O-A’ (Long Stay) visa, he or she will be considered for temporary stay under Category ‘O’ visa. A marriage certificate must be provided as evidence and must be legalised by MinBuZa.
3. VISA FEE (Visa fee may be changed without prior notice.)
- 175 EUR. for multiple entries
4. Recommendations for foreigners with Non-Immigrant Visa “O-A” (Long Stay) while staying in Thailand
- 4.1 Upon arrival, holder of this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for 1 year from the date of first entry.
- 4.2 At the end of the 90-day stay, the foreigner must report to the immigration officer in his or her residence area and report again every 90 days during his or her stay in Thailand. The foreigner may report to the police station if there is no immigration office in his or her residence area.
- 4.3 Foreigner may report to the competent authority by post and should provide the following:
- A report form (Tor Mor 47)
- A copy of passport pages showing the foreigner’s photo, personal details, and the latest arrival visa stamp
- A copy of the previous receipt of acknowledgement
- A self-addressed envelope with postage affixed.
- Such documents must be sent to the Immigration Division 1, 120 Moo 3, Government Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210 and must be submitted 7 days before the end of every 90-day period. A receipt of acknowledgement will be given and should be used for future correspondence.
- 4.4 Foreigner who wishes to extend his or her stay shall submit a request for extension of stay at the Office of the Immigration Bureau with documented evidence of money transfer or a deposit account in Thailand or an income certificate showing an amount of not less than 800,000 THB OR an income certificate plus a deposit account showing a total amount of not less than 800,000 THB. A one-year extension of stay shall be granted at the discretion of the immigration officer to the foreigner as long as he or she meets the above requirements.