Thailand

What Is The Thailand Long-term Resident (LTR) Visa

Thailand LTR Visa is a program that grants you to stay in Thailand for 10 years. The 10-years visa is divided into two 5-years terms. Applicants will be granted the initial permission to stay in the country for 5 years which can be extended for 5 more years. The total length of stay shall not exceed 10 years.

The Benefits

Residency and Family Inclusion

  • 10 years’ visa permission to stay in Thailand granted first for 5 years renewable once for 5 more years if qualifications are met.
  • Immigration and work permit facilitation services at One Stop Service Center for visa and work permit.

Travel and Quality of Life

  • Fast track Service at International airports in Thailand.
  • Multiple re-entry permit included.
  • Permission to work in Thailand.

Requirements and Taxation

  • Exemption from 4 Thais to 1 foreigner employment requirement ratio.
  • 17% Personal income tax for Highly-skilled professionals.
  • Tax exemption for overseas income not repatriated into Thailand.

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    The Requirements

    Thailand Long-Term Resident Visa is offered to the four following categories:

    Wealthy Global Citizens

    • Holding at least USD 1 million in assets.
    • Personal income: min. USD 80,000/year in the past 2 years.
    • Investment in Thailand: min. USD 500,000

    Wealthy Pensioners

    • Applicants must be retired and be over 50 years old.
    • Personal passive income: min. USD 80,000/year.
    • If personal income is between USD 40,000/year and USD 80,000/year, applicants must invest min. USD 250,000 in Thailand.

    Work-from-Thailand Professionals

    • Personal income: min. USD 80,000/year in the past 2 years.
    • If personal income is between USD 40,000/year and USD 80,000/year in the past 2 years, applicants must have a Master’s degree or own intellectual property or receive Series A funding.
    • Company in operation for at least 3 years with combined audited revenue of min. USD 150 million in the last 3 years.
    • Min. 5 years of work experience over the past 10 years.

    Highly-Skilled Professionals

    • Personal income: min. of USD 80,000/year in the past 2 years.
    • If personal income is between USD 40,000/year and USD 80,000/year in the past 2 years or before retirement, applicants must have a Master’s degree in science and technology or special expertise.
    • Employment or service contract with a domestic or foreign enterprise with assignment to work in Thailand, or employment with higher education, research, specialized training, or Thai government agency.
    • 5 years of work experience in the targeted industry.

    For categories 1, 2, 3, and 4: Health insurance: min. USD 50,000 coverage or social security benefits insuring treatment in Thailand or at least USD 100,000 deposit.

    Spouses and dependents (legal dependents)

    • Children must be under 20 years old at all time.
    • Maximum 4 dependents in total per one LTR Visa holder.
    • Health insurance: min. USD 50,000 coverage or social security benefits insuring treatment in Thailand or min. USD 25,000 deposit.

    The Process

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    Due Diligence and Application

    • Submit the application online.
    • Result notification within 20 business days.

    Approval and Investment

    • LTR Visa application within 60 days from the issuance date of the endorsement letter.
    • Processing fee of 50,000 Baht per person.

    Residency

    Receives the Thailand Long-term Resident (LTR) Visa.

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      Frequently Asked Questions

      Thailand LTR Visa is a program that grants you to stay in Thailand for 10 years. The 10-years visa is divided into two 5-years terms. Applicants will be granted the initial permission to stay in the country for 5 years which can be extended for 5 more years. The total length of stay shall not exceed 10 years.

      Thailand LTR Visa is offered to four categories of individuals: Wealthy Global Citizens, Wealthy Pensioners, Work-From-Thailand Professionals, and Highly-Skilled Professionals. Legal spouses and dependents of Thailand LTR Visa holders are also qualified for this Visa.

      No, There is no restrictions.

      There is no age limit to apply for Thailand LTR Visa if you refer as a Wealthy Global Citizen, a Work-From-Thailand Professional, or Highly-Skilled. If you refer as a Wealthy Pensioner, you shall be over 50 years old.

      No, there are no medical requirements to apply for.

      Legal spouse and children under 20 years old of the applicant (maximum 4 family members).

      The benefits of the Thailand LTR Visa are the following:

      • Fast track Service at International airports in Thailand.
      • 90 days report extended to 1 year report and exemption of re-entry permit.
      • Multiple re-entry permit.
      • Permission to work in Thailand.
      • 17% Personal income tax for Highly-skilled professionals.
      • Tax exemption for overseas income.
      • Immigration and work permit facilitation services at One Stop Service Center for visa and work permit.

      The tax benefits of the Thailand LTR Visa are the following:

      • Tax exemption for overseas income.
      • 17% Personal income tax for Highly-Skilled Professionals.

      Yes, there is a minimum of personal income required to apply for LTR Visa depending on the category you will apply to.

      • Wealthy Global Citizens: minimum personal income of USD 80,000 per year in the past 2 years.
      • Wealthy Pensioners: minimum personal income of USD 80,000 per year.
      • Work-From-Thailand Professionals: minimum personal income of USD 80,000 per year in the past 2 years.
      • Highly-Skilled Professionals: minimum personal income of USD 80,000 per year in the past 2 years except for professionals working for Thai government agencies.

      The procedure to apply to Thailand LTR Visa is as follow:

      1. Register and submit an application online for qualification endorsement and supporting documents.
      2. Applicants will be notified of the result within 20 working days after having received complete documents.
      3. Once the applicant receives a positive result, she/he may proceed with applying for LTR Visa Issuance at the Royal Thai Embassies/the Royal Thai Consulate overseas or Immigration offices in Thailand within 60 days from the issuance date of the endorsement letter.
      4. Collect the Digital Work Permit at the Department of Employment at One Stop Service Center for Visa and Work permit.

      The 20 working days start from the moment the immigration officers deem the application complete (one can expect a few back and forth on documents). From experience, officers do make a decision within the 20 working days.

      Proof of income must be supported by duly translated tax returns.

      Please contact HLG if you wish to receive a comprehensive list of required documents depending on the category of LTR Visa you will apply for.

      The processing fee for the 10-years visa with multiple entry is 50,000 Baht per person. The processing fee to maintain digital work permit is 3,000 Baht per year.

      To obtain permanent residency in Thailand, you can apply for the Long-Term Resident (LTR) visa. This program allows you to live in Thailand for 10 years, with the option to renew for another 5 years. Each category has specific financial requirements, but all applicants need health insurance and pay a processing fee.

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