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Visa

Post Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 5:48 pm

My husband (52) can get a retirment visa no problem
but what about me Im 46.would I have to survive with the 30 day tourist visa,we want to live in Thailand for at least 5 years.
Any help appreciated
Thanks

 

clerigogirl
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Re: Visa

Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 9:53 pm

Hello clerigogirl,

These are your options: There may be more but i am unaware of them, or their cost.

1. You can get a 60-day visa by crossing major borders (Cambodia and Malaysia) and staying for a few days while that is sorted out by the local consulate - i have been to the one in Penang and they are very efficient and if you don't want to hadle it yourself there are loads of places that will do it all for you, make sure you have the correct paperwork, etc, for a small fee. This visa initially costs US $25 (it may have changed since i got mine 2 years ago), upon its expiration can be extended an additional 30 days for 1900 baht.

2. You can work as a teacher in a school and then you never have to cross the border - however, you do have to actually work at a school.

3. You can study something, somewhere. The Thai government is particularly lenient on visas for people studying Thai at a Uni, or for PADI dive instructor courses- The downside of this is that you have to pay for the courses and probably pass them to keep the visa. - i am not certain if you ever have to cross the border with this visa. It is relatively inexpensive as well.

These are all legal routes to take, there may be other methods, but again, i don't know about them.

Hope it helps.

RiLinJuH!

 

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Re: Visa

Post Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 10:06 pm

Thanks rilly

 

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