Non-Immigrant Visa "O-X" - Long Stay

Non-Immigrant Visa "O-X" - Long Stay

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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. Holders of this type of visa are allowed to stay in Thailand for up to 5 years upon entry. Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited. 

The purpose of this type of visa is to promote long stay for foreign travellers to Thailand. Nationals from 14 countries who are 50 years of age or above can apply for a multiple-entry non-immigrant "O-X" visa and stay in Kingdom for a maximum period of 10 years (5 years upon entry plus an extension for another 5 years). 

Qualifications

  1. Age 50 years or over
  2. Passport holder of one of the following countries: (1) Japan (2) Australia (3) Denmark  (4) Finland (5) France (6) Germany (7) Italy (8) Netherlands (9) Norway (10) Sweden (11) Switzerland (12) United Kingdom (13) Canada (14) United States of America
  3. Financial qualifications
    (a) Applicants must have money deposited in a Thai bank located in Thailand with the amount of at least 3 million Baht; OR 
    (b) Applicants must have money deposited in a Thai bank located in Thailand with the amount of at least 1.8 million Baht and have a annual income not less than 1.2 million Baht per year. After entering Thailand, the accumulated balance must be at least 3 million Baht within one year.
        * Note: The balance in 3(a) and 3(b) must remain in the bank account for at least 1 year before any withdrawal and in the subsequent year(s) the remaining balance must not be less than 1.5 million Bath.  All expenditures from this account must be spent in Thailand.
  4. Applicants must have none of the forbidden diseases according to the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 (B.E 2535) which include Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction and third stage of Syphilis.
  5. Applicants must have a Thai medical insurance during their stay in Thailand (per the approval of the Office of Insurance Commission) and medical claims must be at least 40,000 Baht for outpatient and at least 400,000 baht for inpatients.

Required Documents

1. Passport (valid for at least six months from the date of travel)

2. Three visa application forms and 3 photographs (size 4 X 6 cm. taken within the last 6 months)

3. Applicant's CV/Resume or biography

4. Financial Evidence
    4.1 Certificate of bank deposit stating bank contact information, copy of bank book and bank statement which shows fixed deposit with the amount of not less than 3 million Baht deposited in a Thai bank located in Thailand; OR
    4.2 Certificate of bank deposit stating bank contact information, copy of bank book and bank statement which shows fixed deposit with amount of not less than 1.8 million baht deposited in a Thai bank located in Thailand and certificate of annual income with the amount of not less than 1.2 million Baht (or the equivalent in local currency) per year. (Once the applicant enters Thailand, the accumulated balance must be at least 3 million Baht within 1 year)

5. Certificate of criminal record clearance from the country of the applicant's nationality. In case the applicant is a permanent resident any other country besides the country of nationality, criminal record certificates from both the country of nationality and country of permanent residence must be provided.

6. Medical certificate, certified by a Notary Public in New Zealand and authenticated by DIA and MFAT, confirming that the applicant is free of the prohibited diseases according to the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E.2535) which include Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction, third stage of Syphilis. The medical certificate must not be issued over 3 months.

7. Copy of evidence stating that applicant is insured as per stipulated by the Office of Insurance Commission and health insurance of Thailand with coverage of at least 40,000 Baht for outpatients and at least 400,000 Baht for inpatients . Please check < http://longstay.tgia.org> for more information regarding the insurance requirement.

8. Visa fee: 500 NZD, payable by cash or bank transfer.

Spouses and children (under 20 years of age) of the applicants can apply for Non-O-X visas and must submit the flowing required documents

9. Spouse (no age restriction): must provide a copy of marriage certificate together with documents in 1 - 8

10. Children (under 20 years of age): must provide a copy of birth certificate or the equivalent, together with documents 1 - 3 and 7 - 8

  

How to apply for Non-O-X Visa (in case of applying outside Thailand)

  1. Foreigners who have the required qualification and supporting documents as stated above may apply for Non-O-X Visa at the Royal Thai Embassy/Royal Thai Consulate - General in the country of their nationality or where they have permanent residence.
  2. The Royal Thai Embassy/Royal Thai Consulate-General examines the qualifications and supporting documents and informs the result to the applicants.
  3. In case that the visa is approved, foreigners (main applicant, spouse and lawful child under 20 years old) will obtain a multiple-entry Non-O-X visa with visa validity of 5 years
  4. Upon arrival in Thailand, the immigration officer will grant the Non-O-X visa holders the stay permit in the Kingdom for the period of not exceeding 5 years according to visa validity.

 

Other Useful Information

  • Benefits of Non-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 a vehicle (under the provision of laws on motor vehicles).

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

  • Foreigners who enter Thailand with other type of Visa/ Visa Exemption may contact the Immigration Bureau and Apply for Non-O-X visa.
  • Foreigners who enter Thailand with Non-O-X visa may change from Non-O-X type to other type of visa by submitting request to Immigration Bureau. Spouse and child’s visa approval will be changed according to status of the main applicant. However, spouse can apply for Non-O-X by himself/herself if he/she meets the qualifications.
  • Spouse/child who does not qualify for Non-O-X visa may apply for other type of non-immigrant visa in order to stay in Thailand with the Non-O-X visa holder.
  • 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.
  • Foreigners must report, in person, to the immigration officer every 1 year for the examination of the qualifications and supporting documents.
  • Stay permit of the Non-O-X visa holders may be revoked due to following conditions:

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

                        - The sum of money in the bank account is less than 3 million Bath 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 said account was spent outside Thailand.

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

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

4)      Foreigners work without permission.

 

Processing time: around one week.

Validity of Visa
Multiple entries, with validity of visa of 5 years.

Period of Stay
Travelers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of 5 years each time (total 10 years)

Purpose of Visit       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 without the intention of working. Holder of this type of visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 5 years each time (total 10 years). Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Fee
NZ$ 500 (non refundable). Payment can be made either by cash or bank transfer.

 

 

Note:

1. The Royal Thai Embassy reserves the rights to request for other additional documents, depending on the type of Non-Immigrant Visa.

2. The document to be submitted for non-immigrant visa application is contingent upon necessities and appropriateness of purposes stated in the application form.

3. Applicant must have their home/ residence country where the application is submitted.  

 

 

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