Our Services Fees
Arriving on a tourist visa
Converting a tourist visa to a Retirement visa is a two step process
Step 1. This step cannot be done in Chiang Rai city and requires 2 120 kilometer trips. First you file an application then 21 days later we will return to have the 90 day visa stamped in your passport.
Your tourist visa must first be converted to a 90 day non-immigrant visa. To do this you must have at least immigration business 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 help you to get a 30 day extension.
You will also need to show the sum of 800,000 baht in a Thai bank account for a retirement visa or 400,000 baht for a marriage visa. There is no minimum time that this money is required to be in the bank. The application fee for the immigration office is 2000 baht.
Step 2. The next step, 60 days later is to apply for your 12 month retirement extension. This part can be done in Chiang Rai city. 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 2 months. Application fee for the immigration office is 2000 baht.
OUR FEE: which includes being your guarantor to open a bank account, is 10,000 baht
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.
Application fee for the immigration office is 2000 baht.
OUR FEE: which includes being your guarantor to open a bank account is 4,500 baht
Our fees for all other services, including language lessons, (click for details), finding a house or buying a vehicle at Thai prices is 400 Baht per hour with a minimum of 1 hour, plus 7 Baht per kilometer. Language lessons are taught in 2-hour sessions, and we recommend a minimum of 1 or 2 lessons per week, for a total of 30 hours. Language lessons are 400 Baht per hour for a single person and 500 baht per hour for married couples.
Other services include, among others, applying for your driver’s license, registering a car or motorbike, getting your SIM card, connecting the internet and cable if you want it, and finally, if you need someone, being your translator when dealing with the many government people who only speak Thai.