Health Insurance for Long Stay Visa in Thailand

category:  Life in Chiang Mai

Since 31 Oct 2019, foreigners applying for a Non O-A visa will be required to purchase health insurance during staying in Thailand. Requirements According to the official immigration website, the requirements of health insurance are below. Applicants are required to have 40,000 baht outpatient coverage and 400,000 baht inpatient coverage. Health insurance for Non O-A visa in Thailand since 31 Oct 2019 Only Non O-A visa is required to purchase health insurance I called Chiang Mai immigration and spoke to … Read More

D.I.Y Air Purifier in 10 sec

category:  Life in Chiang Mai

This year, the air pollution in the North of Thailand is the worst in the history. Chiang Mai air quality hit the first ranking of World AQI chart last month. That how the air pollution was bad here. This is the first time for me to hear PM2.5 from the news and social network every single day until now. Below is the AQI virtual map on 16 Apr 2019 at night time. A few weeks earlier, there were so many … Read More

Living in Thailand with Termite

category:  Life in Chiang Mai

Living in Thailand, you may see or hear people has a termite problem. In Thailand, we build the house with the concrete(mixing between cement and sand) and steel. A few of houses built by half concrete and wood which are the old house that are probably more than 30 years old. Termite nest can be found under the house ground and under the big tree. 90% of house damage comes from the nest under the ground. They eat anything with … Read More

(TM47) 90 days reporting for Thai Retirement Visa – Online

category:  Life in Chiang Mai

(last update on 9 Jan 2019) For Thai Retirement Visa, you must report every 90 days. It is time consuming if you have to report in person. Luckily, you have a choice that let you do online.   Follow the link below. You must use Internet Explorer to access this website. Chrome and Firefox do NOT work. 90 days reporting online   It will take around 24 hours for me and you should get the ACCEPTED email from the website. … Read More

Checklist for Thai Retirement Extension

category:  Life in Chiang Mai

For a Thai retirement visa, a person who holds this kind of visa must report at the immigration every 3 months. You can report 15 days before the due date or 7 days after the due date. If you miss your report, the fine is 2,000 baht. Also, you should go to the immigration before opening in order to get your queue. There is a limit of queues each day. Regarding the information that I get from the immigration officer, here … Read More

Thai Retirement Visa

category:  Life in Chiang Mai

Today my husband went to apply for the Thai retirement visa at Chiang Mai immigration office at Promenada. The office opened at 8.30 am but we saw many people get in the line when we arrived. We got the latest queue today. The officer told us to come back again at 3 pm. We came back to the immigration office at 2 pm and waited there until they called our number. The process is simple. The officer checked all documents, … Read More

TM30 – report to immigration within 24 hours

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Lately, if you are the house or condo owner and you have the foreigners stay in your properties, you must report the immigration within 24 hours. If not, you will be fine 1,600 baht. Here is the document you need. a copy of the foreigner passport a copy of arrival card a copy of a visa a copy of your ID card a copy of your house register book a TM30 form (You can download from the immigration website or … Read More

How to get Thai motorcycle driver’s license in Chiang Mai

category:  Life in Chiang Mai

In Chiang Mai, the best way to get around in the city is using the motorcycle. If you have NON-O visa (NON-Immigrate visa), you can apply for the driver license.   Here is the document you need for apply Passport Copy of your passport Copy of your arrival card Copy of your NON-O via Resident certificate or work permit 2 photos (4 x 6 cm size) with white background Medical Certificate (You can get from any polyclinic. You must tell the … Read More

How to get a residence certificate in Chiang Mai

category:  Life in Chiang Mai

My husband is a foreigner and he wants to get a motorcycle driver license in Chiang Mai. Before he applies for a driver’s license he needs to get a residence certificate first. Since we rent a condo, the landlord must inform the immigration if there are any foreigners staying in their properties. The landlord must fill in the TM30 form (download form available on the immigration website) and go to the immigration at Promenada shopping mall on the second floor. The office … Read More