Non-Immigrant Long Stay Visa (O-X)

Purpose of Visit

The purpose of this type of visa is to promote long stay for foreign traveler to Thailand.  Nationals from 14 countries with the age of 50 years old or over can apply for a multiple-entry Non O-X visa and stay in the Kingdom for the maximum period of 10 years (5 years according to visa validity plus an extension for another 5 years).  Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be age 50 years old and over (on the day of submitting application).
  • Applicants must be nationals and passport holders of eligible countries, namely; Japan, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Canada and United States of America.
  • Applicant must have a bank deposit of not less than 3 million Baht in Thailand or a bank deposit of not less than 1.8 million Baht and annual income of not less than 1.2 million Baht per year.  Such amount must be maintained in bank deposit in full for at least one year, and keep at not less than 1.5 million Baht thereafter.
  • Applicant must have a Thai health insurance for the duration of stay, with coverage for outpatient treatment of not less than 40,000 Baht and inpatient treatment of not less than 400,000 Baht.
  • Applicant not prohibited from entering the Kingdom as provided by the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).
  • Having no criminal record in Thailand and the country of the applicant’s nationality and residence.
  • Not having prohibited diseases (Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction, third stage of Syphilis) as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 (B.E. 2535).

Validity of a 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 applicant age 50 years old 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.

Apply for Non-Immigration Visa Category “O-X”

Required Documents:

(Required 3 sets: 1 original and 2 copies)

  1. Original Passport (Passport must not expire within 6 months and contain at least ONE completely empty visa page).
  2. Visa application form completely filled out (download) (With three photo’s passport-size photographs (2″x2″) (photocopy or photo taken from Photostat will not be accepted).  Photographs must have a light color background with a full- face view of the person without wearing a hat or dark glasses.  Photos must be taken within 6 months.)
  3. Additional Application Form for Non-Immigrant Visa O-X (download).
  4. A copy of bank statement (from Thailand financial institutions only) and a letter of guarantee from the bank with bank’s contact information showing a deposit of the amount equal to and not less than 3 million Baht.  Please note that such minimum amount must be maintained at least one year after receiving the visa  or  A copy of bank statement (from financial institutions located in Thailand only) and a letter of guarantee from the bank with bank’s contact information showing a deposit of the amount equal to and not less than 1.8 million Baht and proof of annual incomes of not less than 1.2 million Baht per year.  (Once the applicants enter Thailand, they must have accumulated money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand not less than 3 million Baht within 1 year.)
  5. A letter of verification stating that the applicant has no criminal record (verification shall be valid for not more than three months and issue from a state only).
  6. A medical certificate 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 (download).
  7. Health insurance plan as listed on website http://longstay.tgia.org.  Coverage requirements for outpatient treatment of not less than 40,000 Baht and inpatient treatment of not less than 400,000 Baht.
  8. Visa processing Fee of US$400.00
  9. In case of accompanying spouse, a copy of marriage certificate must be provided as evidence including items number 1-8.
  10. In case of accompanying legal child/adoption child (who are under 20 years old).  A copy of birth certificate/adoption order must be provided as evidence including items number 1-3, 7 and 8.  In the case where spouse and legal child/adoption child are not eligible to apply for the Category ‘O-X’ (Long Stay) visa, he or she would apply for Category ‘O’ or ‘O-A’ (Long Stay) or ‘ED’ (for child) visa.

 Visa Processing Fees:  US$400.00 for multiple entries per application.

Payable in money order (only) made payable to “Royal Thai Consulate-General”.
NO CASH, PERSONAL and BUSINESS CHECKS ACCEPTED

*** The fee is not refundable in any cases***

***The Royal Thai Consulate-General do not accept any responsibility for any damage or loss***

 Other Useful Information

– Benefits of the 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 vehicle (under the provision of laws on motor vehicles).

3) Can purchase 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 to other type of Visa by submitting request to the Immigration Bureau.  Spouse and child’s visa approval will be changed according to the 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 Baht 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.

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