Many people dream of moving to Thailand once they retire. There are a few things to take care of before that can be done, applying for a Retirement Visa being one of the most important ones. Getting a retirement Visa in Thailand is fairly easy once all the correct documents have been submitted to the competent Embassy. However, there are a few requirements that could cause problems for some applicants.
Mostly the applicants face difficulties with the financial requirements of the retirement Visas, as well as the health insurance requirements. The financial aspects of the Visas aside, there are some alluring sides to holding a retirement Visa in Thailand, multiple-entry travel and Visa extensions only once a year to name a few.
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Sanet Legal explains the benefits of the Elite Visa for long-term residence in Thailand and provides legal advice on visas and work permits in Thailand.
Thailand’s Foreign Business Act (FBA) has been criticized by foreign investors for 50 years already. It allows trade and services for foreigners and foreign-controlled companies only to a very limited extent. However, especially now in times of U.S.-China economic war and military turmoil in Europe, entering the market in Thailand, the hub of emerging Southeast Asia, is actually a “must do” for Western and even Chinese companies.
China is becoming a less and less attractive destination for investors. Labor costs as well as the number of intellectual property risks to consider are high. Funding is limited and is granted dependent on province, district, or individual location in a very unclear manner. Foreign investors are often confronted by many bureaucratic obstacles as well as other disadvantages vis-a-vis domestic state enterprises.