Retirement Visa O-A One Year

Retirement Visa: Non-Immigrant Visa “O-A” (1 Year Visa)


In accordance with the Cabinet Resolution, dated 2 April B.E. 2562 (2019), starting from 31st October 2019, foreigners who wish to apply for Non-Immigrant Visa “O-A”  (1  Year Visa) are required to submit the following additional documents:

1. Proof of health insurance that covers the whole duration of stay in Thailand. The health insurance policy must have coverage not less than 100,000.- DKK (400,000.- THB) per policy per year for Inpatient, and not less than 10,000.- DKK (40,000.- THB) per policy per year for Outpatient.

1.1) If buying health insurance from your own countries, applicants must submit only the original health insurance policy.

1.2) If buying health insurance from authorized insurance companies in Thailand, applications can submit either the copy of the health insurance policy or the original one (if available).

2. Foreign Insurance Certificate – the form can be downloaded at

**Remarks – the two above-mentioned documents are only additional documents. Other documents as listed in “Documents Required” below are still required.

Important Information:

    • The best time to apply for a visa is approximately 4 weeks before travelling and 6 weeks if you apply by post.
    • 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. Applicants are to bring the documents as listed in their subjected visa category along with the application form.
    • Applications lacking any required documents will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant immediately.

Personal contact at the Embassy (No-booking)

  • Submission of visa application along with the requested documents is between 10.00 hrs. – 12.00 hrs. and 13.00 hrs. – 15.00 hrs. from Monday to Friday(except official holidays).
  • Collection of visa is also between 10.00 hrs. – 12.00 hrs. and 14.00 hrs. – 16.00 hrs.
  • Visa applications submitted at the Embassy in person will take approximately 5 working daysduring the low season (March – September) and up to 10 working days during the high season (October – February).
  • The Embassy does not provide copy service and all copies must be made in A4 paper.

*Postal application* (This service is temporarily suspended under the COVID-19 circumstance. It is highly recommended to send the required documents to for approval before visiting the Embassy).

  • For visa applications sent to the Embassy by post, all the required documents must be in order.
  • Kindly enclose the visa fee in cashand a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage (registered mail only) so that the Embassy can return the passport(s).
  • Approximately postage stamp is  150 kr. Please contact Postnord for further information on postage stamps.
  • Visa applications sent to the Embassy by post will take up to 15 working days (3 weeks) in all seasons.
  • 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.

Purpose of Visit

  • This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 1 year without the intention of working.
  • Holder of this type of visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 1 year. Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Validity of visa

  • The validity of visa is 1 year.

 Period of stay

  • Travelers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period up to 1 year.

 Visa Processing Fees

  • DKK 1,250 for a multiple-entry.

 Payment of Fee

  • All payments must be made in cash ONLY.
  • When apply by mail , a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage (Registered Mail ONLY) must be included for the return of passport. Please contact Post Danmark for further information on postage stamps.


  • Visa processing fees are non-refundable and are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Each applicant, including minor, is required to have his/her own passport to apply for a Thai visa at the Embassy or Consulate-General.

Qualifications of an applicant:

  • A foreign national whose age is 50 years or above. (on the date of submitting the application)
  • Not being prohibited from entering the Kingdom under the Immigration Act. B.E. 2522.
  • Having the nationality of or the residence in the country where his/ her application is submitted.
  • Having no criminal record against the security of Thailand and the country of his/her nationality, or the country of his/her residence.
  • Not having prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 B.E. 2535 (Leprosy, Tuberculosis [T.B], Elephantiasis, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, 3rd step of syphilis)

Documents Required (in English): (Number  2.-12. one original and one copy )

  1. 2 original application forms | Download |
  2. 2 photos (passport-type photo (4 x 5 cm.) , color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
  3. Your actual Passport (A passport valid at least one year and a half)
  4. 2 copies of a passport (the picture page) with the original passport .
  5. 2 copies of Personal Data Form | Download |
  6. 2 Copies of the flight ticket/reservation 
  7. 2 copies of hotel reservation or rental contract/deed. In case 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 
  8. 2 copies of :
    – bank statement showing a deposit at the amount not less than 800,000 Baht and/or
    – an income certificate with a monthly salary of no less than 65,000 Baht, (approximately 14,000 DKK) and/or
    – a deposit account plus a monthly income of no less than 800,000 Baht (approximately 180,000 DKK) a year (In the case of the bank statement, a letter of guarantee from the bank is to be presented)
  9. 2 copies of police verification in English– stating the applicant has no criminal record issued by the authority concerned of his/her nationality or residence.(the verification must be valid not more than 3 months)
  10. 2 copies of a medical certificate | Download |
    – issued from the country where the application is submitted, showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 (B.E. 2535) with the name and address of the doctor. (the certificate must be valid no more than 3 months)
  11. 2 copies of a marriage certificate
  12. In the case that the applicant wishes to have his/her spouse stay together in the Kingdom but his /her spouse is not qualified for the retirement visa, the spouse will be considered for the Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O”. 4 copies of a passport (the picture page) with the original passport (A passport valid at least 18 months) are required.

Please note that the Embassy DOES NOT provide copy service !!

Recommendations for the Alien while staying in the Kingdom

  • Every 90 days, the alien must report to the Immigration office or the police station in the alien’s residence area.
    – In order to report by mail, the alien must submit the following documents 7 days before the due date, by acknowledgement of receipt mail to the Immigration Bureau, Sathon Tai Road, Bangkok 10120 :
    – The Report Form (TM 47)- A copy of the passport pages showing the alien’s photo, personal detail, and the latest arrival visa stamp- A self addressed stamped envelope
    In the case of conducting any following reports, the Reply Form for the pervious report must be enclosed.
  • At the end of the one-year stay, the alien who wishes to extend his/her stay must submit a request to the Immigration Bureau with the documented evidence of money transfer /or a deposit account in the Kingdom /or an income certificate at the amount of no less than 800,000 Baht /or an income certificate plus a deposit account at the total amount of no less than 800,000 Baht a year.
  • The marriage certificate must be presented, if the alien’s spouse wishes to extend his/her stay.


  • Regulations are subject to change without notice.
  • Consular officers reserve the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary.
  • Consular officers assume the right to deny or grant any type of visa to the applicant.
  • Visa application fee is non-refundable and may be changed without prior notice.


Royal Thai Embassy, Consular Section
Norgemindevej 18, 2900 Hellerup, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel. +45 39 62 50 10 Extension 1 (13.00-15.45 hrs. ONLY)
Fax. +45 39 96 50 59 email:

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