October 21, 2019
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Non-Immigrant Visa O-A (Long Stay)

Non-Immigrant Visa  O-A (Long Stay) Download required form here

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 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. Eligibility

          1.1 Applicant must be aged 50 years and over (on the day of submitting application).

          1.2 Applicant not prohibited from entering the Kingdom as provided by the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

          1.3 Having no criminal record in Thailand and the country of the applicants nationality or residence.

          1.4 Having the nationality of or permanent residence in the country where applicants application is submitted.

          1.5 Not having prohibitive diseases (e.g., Leprosy, Tuberculosis, drug addiction, Elephantiasis, third phase of Syphilis) as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 B.E. 2535.

 

2. Required Documents

          - Passport with validity of not less than 18 months.

          - 2 copies of completed visa application forms.

          - 2 passport-sized photos (4 x 6 cm) of the applicant taken within the past six months.

          - A personal data form.

          - A copy of bank statement showing a deposit of the amount equal to and not less than 800,000 Baht or an income certificate (an original copy) or property deed.   The applicants need to prove or demonstrate adequate income documents or assets to support their living in the country.

          - In the case of submitting a bank statement, a letter of guarantee from the bank (an original copy) is required.

          - A letter of verification issued from the country of his or her nationality or residence stating that the applicant has no criminal record (verification shall be valid for not more than three months and should be notarised by notary organs or the applicants diplomatic or consular mission).

          - A medical certificate 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 should be notarised by notary organs or the applicants diplomatic or consular mission).

          - In the case where the accompanying spouse is not eligible to apply 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 should be notarised by notary organs or by the applicants diplomatic or consular mission.

 

3. Channels to submit application

          Applicant may submit their application at the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Hong Kong.

 

4. Visa fee

          The visa fee is HK$1,500 in cash.

 

5. Recommendations for foreigners with Non-Immigrant Visa O-A (Long Stay) while staying in the Kingdom

          5.1 Upon arrival, holder of this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for 1 year from the date of first entry.  During the one-year period, if he or she wishes to leave and re-enter the country, he or she is required to apply at the Immigration office for multiple re-entry permit before departure. In the case of leaving the country without a re-entry permit, the permit to stay for 1 year shall be considered void.

          5.2 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.

          5.3 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 foreigners 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 Office of the Immigration Bureau, 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.

               The Office of the Immigration Bureau:

               - Soi Suan Plu, South Sathorn Road, Sathorn District, Bangkok 10120

               - Offices of the Immigration Division 1, Government Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210 (Tel: 0-2141-9889)

 

          5.4 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 a deposit documented evidence of money not less than 800,000 Baht in an account in Thailand. 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.



LastUpdated : 2019-08-21 02:18:03