50 and Kicking? Thailand is Giving You 10-year Visa!

Thailand tourism 10-year visa policy for senior tourists

They say that 50’s are the new 40 and I personally agree with that.

Our Grannies are sassier than ever and guess what, they are not stopping and actually can still compete with the millenials.

That’s why Thailand Tourism will be a good news for our baby boomers!


Thailand tourism 10-year visa policy for senior tourists


If you are age 50 and above, you can now get a long-stay visa for 10-years up from the existing (1) one year with one of the requirements being to report to the immigration police every 90-days.

This change comes as the Thai government aims to promote medical and wellness tourism.

The visa which costs 10,000 baht (approx. US$279.00) will be valid initially for five years and could be renewed for another five, according to Bangkok Post.


Thailand tourism 10-year visa policy for senior tourists


Apart from the age requirement, applicants need to have a monthly income of at least 100,000 baht (approx. US$2,789.00) or a bank deposit of at least 3 million baht (approx. US83,658.00) to be maintained for at least a year after receiving the visa.


In addition, they have to have health insurance coverage for at least US1,000 for outpatient care and US$10,000 or more for inpatient care per policy per year.

Target groups for the visa includes long-stay visitors from Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Taiwan who usually stay in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Chon Buri and other seaside provinces.


Thailand tourism 10-year visa policy for senior tourists


Thailand tourism 10-year visa policy for senior tourists




What do you think of this new Thailand visa policy?




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33 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Oh my goodness, no way!? I hadn't heard of this before but now I think I know where I'm going to retire - at least for 10 years anyways!

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    1. Oh yeah Thailand is another good place for retirees :) And the cost of living is very cheap.

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  2. I've always wanted to stay there. I love the culture, environment, and shopping, and beach and many more!

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    1. Hello Zayani,

      I agree! You can retire here someday :)

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  3. Um, amazing news! Maybe this means I can retire somewhere super warm and fun! I don't think I can shovel snow as a senior - I already hate it in my 20s!

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    1. You'll get younger and feel younger in the tropics!

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  4. Thailand is such a beautiful place. Will plan my trip there.

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    1. Oh that's great Jane! Please share us your Thailand adventures soon :)

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  5. Ah who wouldn't like thailand! There is so much to do and see - modern but seeped in history and culture. Nice article :D

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  6. I think Thailand is a great place for 50s and above. Sun, sand, beach good food, natural beauty, they're all included in the package!

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  7. I love the idea and I know my mum will be thrilled to hear about it. The older she gets the more she travels :-) Is this visa available for anyone or limited to the countries you mentioned (e.g. Canada, Germany etc.)?

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    1. Currently it is limited for the countries I've mentioned. I think that is for initial phase. Hopefully soon they could open it for some :D

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  8. What a great news. Now I am waiting for the long-term visa for people below 50! I wish I could spent more time in Thailand next time I will go there.

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    1. Well if that happens that's really awesome and will boost their tourism industry! Lucky for us Asians living in Southeast Asia because we don't need to apply for visa :D

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  9. Wow, that is quite interesting, I wonder why they chose age 50? The price does not sound to bad and for 10 years you can't go wrong. They are very expensive for 6 month in UK or US

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    1. Oh probably because retirees or baby boomers tend to have fix and more stable with regards to travel and settling for long-term.

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  10. I think Thailand must be a very good place to stay (not only for the 50's and above haha)! I'll make it to Thailand one day for sure, my dream would be to go to the Festival of Lights, must be so beautiful!

    Miriam Ernst - http://www.be-sparkling.com

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    1. Hello Miriam,

      Yeah that festival is another highlight of traveling to Thailand, you better not miss it :)

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  11. 10 years!! Sounds so exciting!
    I have been to parts of Thailand. I would love to visit for a longer period of time.

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    1. Ohh its one of the paradise I should say. I want to visit Thailand again :)

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  12. That is a great idea from the Thailand Tourism Board. I know that a lot of people like to retire in countries like Thailand, to enjoy the cheap lifestyle and the beautiful surroundings.

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    1. I do agree, and its the best for retirees and even for young adult just like us :)

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  13. Excellent news for any older people wanting to move to Thailand!! I've never been but really want to. The islands just look incredible

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  14. Thailand sounds like an ideal place to settle down in your 50's and relax! It's affordable compared to other destinations, and has such good weather! Interesting to see what the government has come up with to promote wellness and tourism!

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    1. So true! I think the wellness and health business will also boom.

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  16. Interesting. I think that TAT has got it bang on in terms of strategy. Definitely lucrative for the ones in 50s.

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    1. I agree. Hope other countries could also offer this program.

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  17. This is fantastic news for travellers.Now I can visit each year and not bother about the hassle of getting a visa. It does make sense cost wise.

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    1. So true, and just focus on enjoying your vacation - stress free!

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