[pinterest-pro type=”pinit” pin_url=”http://siam-longings.com/1retirement/retirement-isaan.htm” pin_image_url=”” pin_counter=”horizontal” pin_desc=”A short post about the current requirements for obtaining either a Retirement or a Marriage Visa.”]
Thailand changes the rules periodically, but at present the requirement is that the applicant must be at least 50 years of age, and have a monthly income of at least 65,000 Baht, or a bank deposit of 800,000 Baht (in a Thai bank).
It is even possible to have a combination of monthly income and bank balance — it must meet a specific formula. I have read that it might be along the lines of your Thailand bank balance plus your monthly income, multiplied by 12. If the result is at least 800,000 Baht, then you could qualify.
Financial considerations having been met, the foreigner must have no criminal record, nor HIV.
However, if you are legally married to a Thai, then rather than getting a Retirement Visa, you could apply for a Marriage Visa: the monthly income can then be as low as 40,000 Thai Baht, or a Thai bank balance of 400,000 Baht. And there is no age requirement — you can be younger than the age of 50.
Note that the bank balance must be in a Thai bank for at least two months prior to your Visa application; and the monthly income has to be proven by a verification letter from your native country’s embassy.
Either Visa is good for a year, but it is mandatory that you report to an Immigration office every 90 days to verify your current address.
There are procedures to follow in applying, as well as certain details to keep in mind — even after getting either the Retirement or Marriage Visa.
As a May 17 (2012) post update, I am offering a few websites relating to Isaan that you might care to have a look at:
Retired In Thailand and Loving It · Mango ” the King of fruits – More mango’s are eaten fresh all over the world than any other fruit! I thought that was quite a statement, but after going on line and checking… 4 weeks ago …
Publish Date: 05/15/2012 0:25
Getting Married in Isaan If you are planning on getting married in Isaan then speak to one of our lawyers with regards to the marriage registration, drafting a prenuptial agreement and buying property in Isaan. Many expats retire to Isaan and …
Publish Date: 12/01/2010 15:15
Ms. Lanee opened the village in the memory of her mother-in-law who had wanted to retire in Isaan, but only if she could among friends. “This isn’t a resort for helping farang men find Thai wives,” said Ms. Lanee. “That is not …
Publish Date: 01/04/2012 16:02
Skip to content. The Isaan Record … “Thirty, forty years ago, people were not working in Bangkok [like today]”, a retired 64-year-old former base worker and migrant to Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Israel recalled. “There was mostly …
Publish Date: 04/30/2012 19:01
ISAAN, March 2012. Random scenes from my first month retired in Thailand: …… I am now writing about my retirement in Northeast Thailand at: http://the-isaan.blogspot.com/. Bann Noen Soong Pleui. I have made my …
Publish Date: 04/27/2012 7:20
Retirement in Isaan Thailand. By alan, on September 9th, 2011. Tweet. The Northeast region of Thailand known as Isaan makes up about a third of the country’s total landmass, and has its own unique flavor,which is quite different from the …
Publish Date: 09/08/2011 19:55
The average annual income in Ann’s Isaan village is about 60000 baht. If she retired to Bannok, that money could last years, but Ann was too young to quit the game, so she sent home 50000 and spent his punitive reward in …
Publish Date: 05/17/2012 8:22
So, one of the most important things to realize about the people of the Isaan is that they are bilingual (Thai and Lao, preferring the la… Jahn Hahn 2. After the jahn hahn prayer and chant are made, the villagers and guests …
Publish Date: 05/05/2012 23:22
Take all that, minus the beach and the crowds that flock to the ‘main attractions’ along with the traffic (and the prices) that accompany them, and you have the region in the Northeast of Thailand called Isaan. The Northeast …
Publish Date: 09/07/2011 20:04
Allen A Hale: I am an American retired in NE Thailand in a region called “Isaan” or “Issan” During my previous career I had the opportunity to visit and work in countries around the world. Overseas experiences have greatly …
Publish Date: 04/25/2012 11:58
If you are looking at buying property in Isaan then you might consider the options that are available to you in Isaan. … Most expats or foreigners do not do that as they are either looking at retirement or settle up home with their new wife. This is …
Publish Date: 11/30/2010 16:38
Isaan Style! Travel to Isaan to see Thailand as it should be. Simple life, genuine people and the most unspoiled area of Thailand. Isaan encompasses these cities and more: Ubon Ratchathani, Sisaket, Mukdahan, Udonthani, Khon Kaen, Roi-Et, Yasothan.. I bring humorous stories, notes, and photos to Isaan Style as a teacher living in Isaan. …. Tips Victoria Australia Friday 13th April 2012. 4 weeks ago . Retired in Thailand and Loving It · Mango ” the King of fruits …
Publish Date: 04/12/2012 23:12
isaan hadeev vs. Aaron Matthews
Uploaded by psalmy1 on Mar 17, 2008
Isaan steps out of retirement to take on NEW BREED WRESTLING ALLIANCE Aaron Mathews.
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