Long-term resident (LTR) visa in Thailand.

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 in Thailand

What is an LTR visa?

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. 

Thai LTR visa in numbers.

20 days

Application duration

Up to 10 years

Length of stay

LTR visa privileges.

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 

Eligibility criteria

LTR visa types & eligibility criteria.

  • Wealthy global citizens

    Wealth status & investment

    • Assets worth at least 1 million USD
    • Annual personal income of a minimum of 80,000  USD over the past two years
    • A minimum of 500,000 USD invested in Thai government bonds, Thai property or foreign direct investment

    Health insurance

  • Wealthy pensioners

    Wealth status & investment

    • Annual personal income of a minimum of USD 80,000 over the past two years
    • Applicants with a personal income of less than USD 80,000 per year but no less than USD 40,000 per year must invest at least USD 250,000 in Thai property, Thai government bonds or foreign direct investment

    Health insurance

  • Work-from-Thailand professionals

    Personal income

    • Annual personal income of a minimum of USD 80,000 over the past two years
    • Applicants with a personal income of less than USD 80,000 per year but no less than USD 40,000 per year over the past two years must own intellectual property or have a Master’s degree or above or receive Series A funding

    Current employer & experience

    • Public company listed on a stock exchange or a private company with at least three years of operation with three years of combined revenue of at least USD 150 million
    • Minimum five years of work experience in the relevant sectors of the current employment over the past 10 years

    Health insurance

  • Highly-skilled professionals

    Personal income

    • 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

    • Business in any targeted industries
    • Research institution, higher education institution, Thai government agency, or specialised training institution
    • Minimum five years of work experience in the targeted industries except for applicants with a PhD or above in the relevant sectors of the targeted industries or applicants employed with Thai government agencies

    Health insurance

Additionally, spouse and children under 20 years old of LTR Visa holders (maximum 4 dependents in total per one LTR Visa holder):

  • Medical insurance with at least 50,000 USD coverage or at least 25,000 USD deposit or social security benefits insuring treatment in Thailand
  • Must be the legal dependants (children and spouse). (Same-sex partnerships or marriage are not yet currently recognized by the law of Thailand)
Application process

How to apply for the LTR visa?

1. Application submission

Register and submit an online application for qualification endorsement for an LTR Visa along with other supporting documents.

2. Qualification endorsement 

After having received a complete set of documents, applicants will be notified of the result within the following 20 working days.

3. Visa issuance

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.

4. Digital work permit issuance

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.

Taking care of the whole immigration process from start to finish.

Pre-application advice
Pre-application advice on available types of LTR visas in Thailand and requirements for a successful application
Application tracking
Filing and tracking the status of applications
Documents issuance
Arranging for issuance of the relevant cards upon in-principle approval
Renewal
Handling renewal of work and related passes
Application documents

What you will need to apply.

Required documentsWealthy global citizensWealthy pensionersWork-from-Thailand professionalsHighly-skilled professionalsHighly-skilled professionals (gov. agencies)Dependents
Copies of the passport:
  • Personal data page and all pages with Thai visa stamps
  • Passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of visa issuance
  • At least two blank pages in a passport
RequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Copy of change name and/or surname certificate, if applicableIf applicableIf applicableIf applicableIf applicableIf applicableIf applicable
Documents related to family relationship:
  • For spouse
    • Copy of marriage certificate
  • For children under age 20
    • Copy of birth certificate or a proof of child custody
     If applicable
Copy of health insurance: OR
  • Evidence supporting valid social security benefits that insures treatment and hospitalisation in Thailand
OR
  • Bank statement for the last 12 months, confirming a deposit of a minimum of USD 100,000 along with additional USD 25,000 per one dependent that has been held for at least 12 months
RequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
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):
  • Copy of Thai Government Bond in an applicant’s name
  • Shareholder list with an applicant’s name mentioned as a shareholder (not over three months old)
  • Portfolio statement for the last 12 months issued by brokerage companies
  • Evidence of investment in a venture capital company or private equity trust registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Copy of certificate of ownership of condo/ apartment/ in an applicant’s name (Or.Chor 2, not over three months old), and Copy of the sale and purchase agreement of the apartment / condominium unit
RequiredIf applicable    
Evidence of  1 million USD worth of assets ownershipRequired     
Curriculum Vitae (CV)  RequiredRequiredRequired 
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)  RequiredRequired  
  • Evidence of qualification (e.g. copy of a university certificate)
OR
  • Evidence of achievement (e.g. research projects / intellectual property / publications /awards / certificate of professional qualification / certification of related area of expertise)
OR
  • Master’s degree in Science and Technology (in case of experts working in a corporate with income in the range of USD 40,000 –USD 80,000)
   RequiredRequired 
  • Evidence of an intellectual property ownership
OR
  • Master’s degree (in case of income within the range of USD 40,000-USD 80,000)
OR
  • Evidence of obtaining series A funding of minimum of USD 1 million (in case of income in the range of USD 40,000-USD 80,000)
  Required   
For Work-from-Thailand professionals:
  • A copy of a certificate of employment, or its equivalent, signed by an authorised representative of a foreign company and stating the employee’s position, monthly or annual income, and employment period 
  • Copy of company registration
For highly-skilled professionals
  • Copy of a certificate of employment or equivalent, indicating the employee’s position, the monthly or annual income, and the employment period, signed by an authorised representative of a company in Thailand, a research institution, a private higher education institution, or a specialised training institution.

OR

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)

  RequiredRequired  
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   
  • Company profile or company annual report
  • Catalogues or brochures
  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 yearsRequired RequiredRequired  
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 basisIf applicableIf applicableIf applicableIf applicableIf applicableIf applicable
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