10 Year Thailand Retirement Visa

Andrew Leeson


In an exciting development, the Thai Government have just announced that there will be a new long term retirement visa available to foreigners. The release date is yet to be confirmed, but initial details are as follows; 

As with the existing retirement visa, retirees must be 50 years of age or above.

The Visa is for ten years, but must be renewed after five, and there remains a requirement to report to the immigration police department every 90 days.

New Thai Retirement Visa


To qualify retirees must have either a monthly income of THB10,000 (approx. A$4,000) or THB3,000,000 (approx. A$120,000) deposited into a Thai Bank Account, for the first year.


Eligible applicants must also have health insurance coverage for at least US$1,000 (about THB35,590 / A$1,423) for outpatient care and US$10,000 (about THB 355,900 / A$14,236) or more for inpatient care per policy per year.

Developing Story

At this stage it is unclear whether this new visa will replace the existing retirement visa arrangements, or work in conjunction with the current structure. We’ll certainly keep you updated as further information becomes available.

If you’d like more information or have any questions, please feel free to call 1800-961-377 or email in**@re**********.au and let the team at Retire to Asia help make your dream lifestyle a reality.

Andrew Leeson

Andrew Leeson

Over 20 years of experience helping people live a better life in SE Asia. Having worked in financial services in Asia I understand the challenges when moving to and living in a new country. I have travelled extensively throughout the region and experienced what SE Asia has to offer to retirees.

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