Retirement Visa O (Basic)

Non Immigrant Category O for retirement

Visa Processing time is 7-14 days

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

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 14,000 DKK after tax). 

  1. 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)
  2. 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 (in Thai) Click
  3. Copy of pension certificate showing a monthly income of at least 14,000 DKK after tax, eg. Årsopgørelse (this document can be obtained from the tax office or its website and NOT the bank statement. The bank statement is not considered as proof of pension but it can be a supplementary document if your monthly pension income is less than 65,000 Baht.) OR an official statement from pension institute certifying the pension income.
  4. 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)
  5. Declaration form CLICK
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Citizens listed in the countries with additional requirements, please see section List of Certain Countries with Additional Requirements. Click here


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


  1. Kindly note that a single entry Non-Immigrant visa allows travelers to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand for three months only. An application for extension of stay permit is possible at the Thai Immigration Office provided that the applicants contact the Immigration in person with the required documents according to each category of visa.


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