If you are a highly skilled professional who wants to live and work in Thailand long-term or a wealthy pensioner willing to retire in the country, our immigration team can help you get the LTR visa quickly and easily.
LTR visa is a visa that aspires to incentivise wealthy & skilled foreign residents to bring innovation, talent and capital into the country. With the help of an LTR visa bundled with tax & non-tax benefits, the Thai government hopes to boost domestic spending and position the country as a “work from anywhere” location.
LTR visa holders will have access to a number of benefits that will make long-term residence in Thailand simpler and less bureaucratic. These benefits include:
10 years of renewable visa permission to stay in Thailand. It will last for five years and can be extended for another five years after that if qualifications are met
Exemption from the “4 Thais to 1 foreigner” employment requirement ratio
Fast track service at International Airports in Thailand
90-day report will be extended to 1-year report along with exemption of re-entry permit
Multiple re-entry permit
Permission to work in Thailand (Digital Work permit)
17% personal income tax for highly skilled professionals
Tax exemption for overseas income
Work permit and Immigration facilitation services at One-stop Service Center for Work Permit and Visa
Wealth status & investment
Wealth status & investment
Current employer & experience
Applicants with a personal income of less than 80,000 USD per year but no less than 40,000 USD per year over the past two years or before retirement must have special expertise relevant to the job assignment in Thailand Wealth Status & Investment Health Insurance Personal income Current employer Experience Health Insurance or have a Master’s degree or above in science and technology
No required minimum personal income for professionals employed for Thai government agencies
Current employer & experience
Additionally, spouse and children under 20 years old of LTR Visa holders (maximum 4 dependents in total per one LTR Visa holder):
Register and submit an online application for qualification endorsement for an LTR Visa along with other supporting documents.
After having received a complete set of documents, applicants will be notified of the result within the following 20 working days.
Within 60 days from the date the endorsement letter was issued, qualified candidates may proceed with applying for an LTR visa issuance at the Royal Thai Embassies, Royal Thai Consulate Generals abroad, or Immigration offices in Thailand.
In the case of obtaining an LTR visa in Thailand, the processing fee for a 10-year visa with multiple entries is 50,000 THB per person. When obtaining an LTR visa at the Royal Thai Consulate Generals overseas, the Royal Thai Embassies or via E-visa, a fee may vary based on the currency exchange rate of each country.
Applicants who are currently working in Thailand may receive digital work permits at the Department of Employment at One Stop Service Center for Visa and Work Permit, Chamchuri Square Building, Bangkok or provincial labour offices. The annual processing fee for a digital work permit is 3,000 THB.
|Required documents||Wealthy global citizens||Wealthy pensioners||Work-from-Thailand professionals||Highly-skilled professionals||Highly-skilled professionals (gov. agencies)||Dependents|
|Copies of the passport:||Required||Required||Required||Required||Required||Required|
|Copy of change name and/or surname certificate, if applicable||If applicable||If applicable||If applicable||If applicable||If applicable||If applicable|
|Documents related to family relationship:||If applicable|
|Copy of health insurance:||Required||Required||Required||Required||Required||Required|
|For Wealthy global citizens (minimum of 500,000 USD investment in the following assets in Thailand), or for Wealthy Pensioners (minimum of 250,000 USD investment in the following assets in Thailand):||Required||If applicable|
|Evidence of 1 million USD worth of assets ownership||Required|
|Curriculum Vitae (CV)||Required||Required||Required|
|Evidence of previous employment in the related field no less than 5 years in the past 10 years as of the submission date (e.g. copy of letter issued by previous employer/company)||Required||Required|
|For Work-from-Thailand professionals:|
A copy of a certificate of employment or equivalent, signed by an authorised representative of a government agency (public higher education institution, government or state-owned agency, research institution or specialised training institution)
|Audited corporate’s annual financial statement or financial report showing the revenue in the last 3 years of no less than USD 150 million||Required|
|Required If applicable||Required If applicable|
|Evidence of income tax payment or annual personal income tax return showing income of a minimum of 80,000 USD or 40,000 USD per year over the past two years||Required||Required||Required|
|Financial evidence showing an income in the current year e.g. bank statement, pension scheme e.g. pension certificate indicating monthly or yearly pension or bank statement in the last 12 months||Required|
|A letter of verification issued from the country of his or her Nationality or residence in the last 10 years stating that the applicant has no criminal record may be requested on a case-by-case basis||If applicable||If applicable||If applicable||If applicable||If applicable||If applicable|
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