The benefit of having a Permanent Residence in Thailand are manifold:

  • Stay in Thailand without a visa or have to make 90-day reports or visa extensions.
  • Apply for an extension of stay for all non-Thai family members.
  • Buy property without having to transfer money from abroad.
  • Become a director of a public company.
  • Obtain a work permit very quickly and without hassle.
  • Obtain a permanent residence book and alien registration book.
  • Apply for Thai citizenship.

Prerequisite to get Permanent Residency: Hold a Thai non-immigrant visa for at least three consecutive years.

Requisite (Permanent Resident applicants must fall into one of the following categories):

Investment Category. The applicant must have brought at least 10 million baht into the country, proof of such investment is necessary.

Working / Business Category. The applicant must be in the position of executive officer in a Thai company with at least 10 million baht capitalization and must have a monthly income of at least 50,000 baht.


The applicant must have filed a tax return for the amount of annual income of 100,000 baht for the past two years.


Must earn an annual income of at least 80,000 baht per month for at least two years.

Humanity Reason Category. The applicant must have a relationship with a Thai citizen or an alien who already possesses a residence permit either: – A legal husband or wife – A legal father or mother – A child who is under 20 years of age up to the application submission date and must be single

Expert Category. The applicant must have graduated with at least a bachelor degree and possesses a special ability that is needed in order to benefit the country for a period of at least three years.

Frame frame to obtain Permanent Residency: 2 years

Additional notes: The annual quota for granting permanent residency in Thailand is a maximum of 100 persons per country.

Test of the applicant’s spoken and written understanding of the Thai language at the Immigration Office.

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