Thailand introduces 10-year visa

August 17, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Thailand

BANGKOK — Foreigners from 14 designated countries are now eligible for a 10-year retirement visa according to Thailand’s Immigration Bureau.

The Thai government announced the new visa last November, but it only became available last week.

The extended 10-year retirement visa is a an option in addition to the standard one-year visa for retirees who must have funds in the bank of THB800,000 as a guarantee. Read more

Spain will keep its UK retirees

February 17, 2017 by  
Filed under EUROPE, News

MADRID, 17 February 2017: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says he thinks a deal can quickly be worked out with Britain to defend the rights of British expats in Spain after Brexit.

“I am absolutely convinced that we will reach an agreement so that these people will not be affected by political decisions,” Rajoy told AFP in an interview this week.

Up to 1 million Britons are estimated to be living in Spain, many of them pensioners enjoying sunnier climes. Read more

10-year visa not for everyone

November 25, 2016 by  
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BANGKOK, 25 November 2016: Thailand’s 10-year visa, currently in the pipeline, will be available to specific nationalities according to the latest update.

Approved in principle by the Thai Cabinet, last Tuesday, full details including the cost and actual introduction date are still pending.

However, according to reliable posts on Facebook the 10-year visa will initially be available to citizens of France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the Unites States. Read more

Cambodia eyes senior tourists

February 17, 2016 by  
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PHNOM PENH, 17 February 2016: Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism will promote long-stay retiree travel, claiming the country’s southern beaches could appeal to the over 50s market.

Agence Kampuchea Presse quoted Tourism Minister Thong Khon saying: “Seniors are mostly interested in natural tourism…we are planning to build houses at the coastal areas to tap this market.”

The majority of the senior visitors would come from China, South Korea, Japan and European countries, the minister added. Read more