Retirement Visa O-A One Year

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

Visa Processing time is 14-30 days


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 Thai health insurance that covers the whole duration of stay in Thailand. The health insurance policy must have coverage not less than 100,000.- USD (3,000,000.- THB) per policy. Applications can submit either the copy of the health insurance policy or the original one (if available) and Print out this Foreign Insurance Certificate to be filled and signed by the insurance company. 

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

Important Information:

      • From 1 June 2021, visa applicants from Denmark and Lithuania are required to apply for a visa online at Visa applicants will be asked to set up an account and submit an online visa application as an individual. All required documents must be uploaded, and the payment is made online through secured portal.
        – To apply for a visa online:
        – To watch a demonstration VDO:
        – For visa information, please visit
        Please note that Monday 24 May 2021 will be the last day the Embassy will process visa applications submitted by a paper application form. For further inquiry, please email

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.


  • 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. Passport (valid at least one and a half year for one year)
  2. Declaration form CLICK
  3. Medical Certificate Download 
  4. Criminal Record 
  5. Financial Evidence such as bank statement with the name on.
  6. Proof of permanent residence. (Yellow card)
  7. Thai Health insurance policy and insurance form.
  8. Picture of visa in the last 12 months.
  9. a cop of marriage certificate (if any)
  10. 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.
  11. Proof of your accommodation in Thailand after quarantine: A 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 in the application)  Example for Invitation Letter Click   / ตัวอย่างหนังสือเชิญ Example for Invitation Letter in Thai Click
  12. Selfie photo of yourself holding your passport.

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.


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