Long Stay for Retirement

 Non-immigrant Category O visa

Category O for retirement

Please note that the Royal Thai Embassy shall be the sole authority providing visa applications by post. The Royal Thai Honorary Consulate in Lithuania and the Royal Thai Honorary Consulate-General in Iceland will no longer accept visa applications by post from 1 May 2014. Kindly note also that the Royal Thai Honorary Consulate-General in Hvide Sande is permanently closed. When applying for a visa at the Royal Thai Embassy, it is required that the applicants use and submit an application form from the Royal Thai Embassy only. The visa application form from the Royal Thai Honorary Consulate-General in Hvide Sande WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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Visa application and processing time

 1. Personal contact at the Embassy

  • Submission of visa application is ONLY between 09.00 hrs – 11.30 hrs from Monday to Friday (except official holidays). Any visa applications submitted at the Embassy after 11.30 hrs will NOT be accepted.
  • Collection of visa is ONLY between 13.00-16.00 hrs.
  • Visa applications submitted at the Embassy in person will take approximately 3 working days during the low season (March – September) and up to 5 working days during the high season (October – February).
  1. Postal application
  • Visa applications sent to the Embassy by post will take up to 15 working days in all seasons.
  • For visa applications sent to the Embassy by post, all the required documents must be in order.
  • Kindly enclose the visa fee in cash and a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage (registered mail only) so that the Embassy can return the passport(s).

Applications lacking any required documents will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant immediately.

For postal visa applications sent to the Embassy from Iceland, Lithuania, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, visa fees are to be enclosed in Danish currency only. Travelers who reside in Denmark and are expected to travel within a short time frame are strongly advised to submit the visa applications to the Embassy in person.

For Danish Passport holder

Any Danish passport holder is normally allowed to enter and stay in Thailand up to 30 days without a visa for tourism purpose when enter the country by air and only 15 days by land or by sea. If your stay will be longer than the mentioned period, then you need to apply for a visa.

For Applicants  listed in the countries with additional requirements

**Applicants listed in the countries with additional requirements namely; Afghanistan, Algeria, Central African Republic Bangladesh China, Republic of Cameroon, Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Guinea, India, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Republic of Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Federal Republic of Somalia, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe and Yemen are requested to submit the visa applications at least four weeks prior to the travel date. More details click here

For Danish Alien’s Passport (Grey) and Danish Travel Document (Blue) Passport holder

  1. Applicants who are originally nationals of countries with additional requirements and currently holding Danish Alien’s Passport and Danish travel documents need to submit the visa application at least four weeks in advance as well. Make sure that all required documents submitted are in copies.
  2. Holders of Danish travel documents and Danish alien passports must apply for a visa regardless of how many days the applicant will stay in the Kingdom.

For Minor

In case the applicant is a minor, both parents need to sign on the child’s application as consent. In case of single parent, a supporting document of child’s full custody is required.

**The Embassy does not provide copy service and all copies must be made in A4 paper.**

List of Documents

Applicants applying for a non-immigrant O visa for retirement purpose must be at least 50 years of age and above and receive a monthly pension income of 65,000 baht (approximately 12,500 DKK after tax). Applicants are to bring the following documents along with the application form duly completed;

  • Actual passport (valid at least six months and in good condition for a single entry Non-Immigrant visa and valid at least one and a half year for one year Non-Immigrant visa with multiple entries)
  • Copy of the passport
  • Copy of the roundtrip tickets or reservation
  • Copy of hotel reservation/ rental contract/deed. In case of residing with a family, an invitation from the host family along with a copy of their undersigned Thai ID or house registration is required.The name of the applicant must indicated clearly. (It is not enough to write the address on the application)
       Example for Invitation Letter Click     / ตัวอย่างหนังสือเชิญ Example for Invitation Letter Thai Click
  • 1 x colored passport photo taken no longer than six months
  • Copy of pension certificate showing a monthly income of at least 12,500 DKK after tax, eg. Årsopgørelse (this document can be obtained from the tax office or its website www.skat.dk and NOT the bank statement. The income statement you printed out from your netbank is not considered as proof of pension but it can be a supplementary document should your monthly pension income be less than 65,000 Baht.), letter from pension institute or Kommune.
  • In case the applicant wishes to apply for a Non-Immigrant visa for the spouse and the latter does not have enough pension income for his/her own application, the applicant may submit a copy of the marriage certificate as proof of relationship and how the income will be shared during the stay in Thailand
  • If you are a non-Danish national residing in Denmark then you need a copy of the residence permit (opholdstilladelse) AND a copy of the yellow CPR card
  • Citizens listed in the countries with additional requirements, please see section List of Certain Countries with Additional Requirements. Click here
  • Appropriate fee in cash only click here
  • Each application must contain all the required documents. One copy of the document, e.g. flight ticket, cannot be shared with other applicants. Each applicant must have their own copy.

* All documents must be copied  in A4 size. Do NOT attempt to cut the copy of your passport into a passport size.*


Non-Immigrant Visa                                 500 DKK for single entry (3 months)

Non-Immigrant Visa                                 1,200 DKK for multiple entries (12 months)

The Embassy accepts visa payment only in cash. The Embassy does not accept credit cards, neither bank transfers nor other currencies than Danish Kroner.


* These are only the most common types of visa requested at the embassy. If the list does not answer your questions or you need to apply for a different type of visa, please contact the embassy staff at visa@thaiembassy.dk or call us at +45 39 62 50 10 ext.1. (13.00-15.45 hrs.)


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