Our Services Fees
Arriving on a tourist visa
Converting a Thailand tourist visa to a Thailand retirement visa is a two step process
Step 1. Your tourist visa must first be converted to a 90 day non-immigrant visa. To do this you must have at least 21 days remaining on your visa when the application is made . If you do not have 21 days remaining, don’t worry, Retire In Thailand will take you to where you can simply cross the border into Myanmar and return with a new 30 day visa (this will take about 30 minutes).
You will also need to show the sum of 800,000 baht in a Thai bank account. There is no minimum time that this money is required to be in the bank.
Step 2. The next step, 60 days later is to apply for your 12 month retirement extension. At this time you will again need to show the sum of 800,000 Baht in a Thai bank account but this time the money must be in your bank for a period of not less than 3 months.
The cost for these two steps is 7,000 Baht plus 7 Baht per kilometer. Additionally for each step you will also need to pay a 2000 Baht, non-refundable application fee to the immigration department. Simply stated your total out of pocket expense for us to secure your visa will be 11,000 Baht plus the per kilometer charges.
Arriving on a 90 day Non-Immigrant O visa
If you arrive on this visa, 30 days before it expires Retire In Thailand will assist you in securing your retirement visa. You will need to show the sum of 800,000 baht in a Thai bank account. For this visa the money must be in your bank for a period of not less than 3 months.
The cost of this service is 3500 Baht plus a 2000 Baht non-refundable application fee paid to the immigration department plus 7 Baht per kilometer.
Our fee for all other services (except language lessons and house cleaning) is 300 Baht per hour (minimum 1 hour) plus 7 Baht per kilometer. House cleaning is 450 Baht.
Retire In Thailand would like to provide a price list detailing the costs of each of our other services but the time required to provide each service varies from client to client, and in some cases the length of the queue, thus Retire In Thailand must charge hourly.
These are services like getting you a fair price when buying a vehicle, applying for your driver’s license, registering a car or motorbike, acquiring health and automobile insurance, opening a bank account, which cannot be done without either a work permit or a Thai citizen as your guarantor (Retire In Thailand will be your guarantor), getting your SIM card and connecting the internet and cable if you want it. Then there is dealing with the many people who only speak Thai etc.