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Are you 50 or over?
Are you fed up with the high cost of living in UK, Europe or the USA? Are hyper inflation high taxes and cold weather getting you down?
Escape to Thailand and enjoy a low cost of living very low taxes all year round sunshine and happy pleasant people who are always pleased to see you. The Thai government is promoting ĎLong Stay TourismĒ which has spurred a boom in retirement resort property developments and high quality low cost house and condominium and accommodation.
Itís not a dream itís a real alternative life to the dull and expensive one you have now. Join the 1,000ís of foreigners who have discovered the incredible luxuries and lifestyle on offer in Thailand.
If youíre 50 or more, if so you can stay in Thailand on a 1 year renewable visa, provided you have a pension income* or money on deposit in a Thai bank**.
You can own a home a car or rent a home or car if you prefer. You can have first class medical cover and health care, you can enjoy the company of the beautiful Thai women or men, you can even do your shopping in western owned super stores if you canít do without you western diet.
When you hold a retirement visa you are required to report to the Immigration office every 90 days and complete a form stating your current address and phone number. You will also have to provide proof of your address, it takes just a few minutes and a confirmation receipt is attached to your passport.
Before your year ends you apply to renew your visa for another 12 months. Which involves paying a fee of 1,000 baht, you will need a medical certificate from a Thai physician ( cost approx. 100 baht and most clinics and hospitals can do this in 20 minutes ). You will also need a Thai bank statement showing at least 800,000 baht, which has to have been on deposit for at least 90 days before your application and you need to provide 4 current passport sized photos. Provided you supply all these documents correctly your should receive your new visa on the same day.
If you have a Retirement Visa and you decide to leave Thailand you must obtain a re-entry permit either single entry or multiple entry.. A single entry permit is approximately 1,000 baht or about US$30. If you leave and do not obtain a re-entry permit then your retirement visa will expire and wonít be valid on re-entry.
- Monthly income of at least 65,000 Baht a month ( approx 1,000 UK pound Ė or US$1,900)
** Cash on deposit of a least 800,000 Baht ( 12,500 UK Pounds or US$24,500 )
Find happiness and live a new life
Buy a luxury house in Pattaya City from as little as £25,000
Buy a luxury condominium apartment in Pattaya from as little as £20,000
Make new friends and find new interests
keep yourself fit and in good shape
Enjoy the active outdoor life
Spend your time on Thailands beautiful beaches
Amazing restuarants pubs and bars all so affordable
The nightliife is exotic and exciting
Traditional Thai massage will take the years off you