My Services Fees
Arriving on a tourist visa
Your tourist visa must first be converted to a 90 day non-immigrant-O visa. To do this you must have at least 21 immigration “business days” remaining on your visa when the application is made . If you do not have 21 days remaining, don’t worry, you can get a 30 day extension.
You will 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 is 2000 baht.
Step 1, Apply to Convert to a 90 Day non-immigrant-O visa. This step cannot be done in Chiang Rai city and requires 2 120 kilometer trips to Mae Sai. First you file an application.
Step 2, Collect Your Visa. 21 business days later return to Mae Sai and have the 90 day visa stamped in your passport.
Step 3, Apply For Your First 12 month extension. This step, 60 days after getting your 90 day visa stamp or 30 days before its expiry, is to apply for your first 12 month 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.
MY FEE: to assist and guide you through this is 10,000 baht
Arriving on a 90 day Non-Immigrant OA visa
If you arrive on this visa, 30 days before it expires you need to apply for a 12 month extension. You will need to show the sum of 800,000 baht in a Thai bank account. For this extension the money must be in your bank for a period of not less than 2 months. From October 1st, 2022, you will also need to show proof of health insurance with coverage of USD$100,000.00 or 3,000,000 baht. This insurance must cover you for the duration of your visa extension.
Application fee for the immigration office is 2000 baht.
MY FEE: to assist and guide you through this is 4,500 baht
My fee 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 I recommend a minimum of 1 or 2 lessons per week, for a total of 30-50 hours, depending on your learning pace. Language lessons are 400 Baht per hour for a single person and 600 baht per hour for a married.
Other services include, helping you to get your driver’s license, register a car or motorbike, get a SIM card, connect the internet and cable if you want it, and finally, if you need someone to be your translator or negotiator, when dealing with the many people who speak Thai and very little English.