GETTING A NON IMMIGRANT FOR RETIREMENT EXTENSION
- Published: 15th May, 2019
The first step to apply for a long term extension of stay for retirement (not a visa) at immigration is to get a non immigrant visa entry. You can apply for a 90 day non immigrant visa (commonly a category 'O') entry at immigration. At Chiang Mai immigration will need at least 21 days remaining on your current entry or the 30 day extension of it to apply for a change of visa status (rules state 15). General requirements are here (click English at top right of the page for English). https://www.immigration.go.th/content/service_80 Note that the 800k baht only has to be in bank on the date you apply. Then during the last 30 days of the 90 days you can apply for the extension of stay. You will need 800k baht in a Thai bank for 60 days or proof of 65k baht income or a combination of the 2 to obtain a total of 800k baht.