WHAT IS A RETIREMENT VISA?
- Published: 15th May, 2019
In truth, there is no such thing as a retirement visa, per se. However, when we talk about a retirement visa, we refer to it as such because people applying are generally retirees intending to spend their retirement in Thailand. Moreover, you can't work on this type of visa, so it's generally for those who've stopped work and entered the sunny side of life. What most refer to as a retirement visa is officially known as an extension of stay based on retirement. The way the extension of stay based on retirement is obtained is by entering Thailand on a Non Immigrant O Visa, which we will discuss a little later, and then by obtaining the retirement extension from an immigration office – provided you meet the requirements.