If I can clear two medical hurdles, I'm going to retire in Thailand. Anyone know the details on getting a retirement visa? I have a govt pension and money in the bank. I'm looking forward to retiring even if takes all the meaning out of weekends
Thaivisa.com - Retirement (Non Imm O-A)
Thailand Retirement: Retire Thailand : Retirement Visa for Retiring in Thailand
you have google cluezo mate?
"vast and black. the thing that was poised, like a crow over the moon. round and smooth. cannon balls. things that have fallen from the sky to this earth. our slippery brains. things like cannon balls have fallen, in storms, upon this earth. like cannon balls are things that, in storms, have fallen to this earth. showers of blood. showers of blood. showers of blood. " c.f.
Maybe he wants to hear it from his friends .. There's more to it than the Thai regulations that change every 12 days.
At least now you know thaivisa is the place to go for all your Living in Thailand links.
I like your sig. Has he lived up to that pledge?
...initially, I retired from a uni position in Thailand while on a non-immigrant O visa (I think that's what it was called) that has been extended every year...officially, I am told, there is no retirement visa, only yearly extensions of an original non-immi O (or some other visa that allows you to live and spend money here)...the process is not as complicated as TV ladies sometimes present it: what can be unnerving, however, is knowing that you're dealing with a whimsical Thai bureaucracy that has the authority to make your life uncertain...that unpleasantness aside, I've completed my retirement extensions 4 times with no problems...
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...
and surely it can't hurt to be on great terms with Immigration, which, happily, I am
...i'm on no personal terms with immigration: they want documents, I give them documents...I go with visa...that's the end of it...
Better retire in Florida.
I'm here on a retirement visa . . . are you still stateside or are you back over here now?
Best of luck Cluezo.
You are set up as you state, so you should have no problem getting an O-retirement visa.
The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." --Hermann Goering, Nuremburg
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Cluz, I found it to be pretty simple really . .
I telephoned the consulate that I was intending to use to double check on what was needed and to build a little rapport . . the one I used is just outside of Tulsa and a one woman operation . . I chatted her up and confirmed what I thought I knew . . I visited the local police and on their form they reported that I had no wants or warrents . . printed off the online immigration forms, filled them in, got the photos I needed . . the most important thing were the copies of the brokerage statement and those things that show you have some means backing you up but they didn't ask for anything really weird or involved . . I got a multiple reenty visa that I think was about $200 when you throw in the return postage and I had it all back in about 10 days
You can actually get two years out of your visa if you leave the country and return the day before it expires and you will be stamped in for another year . . there is the 90 day reporting requirement of course . . after the second year you do have to go through the process of getting the permission to stay but you can pretty much wander into the US embassy and tell them how much money you make and they will issue you form that confirms your income . . best to have some proof but it's easy done or so I'm told . . I've not yet had to go through that
What I did not wanna do is to put money into a Thai bank for it just to sit there and as an American it's not really necessary to do that . . might be the same for some other countries . . I don't know the answer to that
As you know, all of this is subject to change . . not to mention there will be others along here in a bit to tell how wrong I am
Hope that helps . . I hope you pole vault over your medical hurdles