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The Best Beaches on Koh Samui

The Beaches on Koh Samui are what makes up the flair of the whole island apart from the approximately 3 million coconut palms. The beaches are scattered around the island but only the beaches on the east coast and the north coast of the island, are largely touristy and equipped with everything the tourist desires. But […]

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Retirees Thai Visa

Non Immigrant O Visa for Non Retirees

For the last 3 years we always wintered in Thailand with a Tourist Visa. The Visa had a 180 days validity, multiple entries and 60 days per entry. It was always relatively easy to get and it was enough for the 6 – 7 months stay. Including a two month vaccation to the Philippines. This […]

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Basics Living in Thailand

Scooter or Car? Your own vehicle in Thailand

You can often read in Thailand forums that driving in Thailand with your own scooter, motorcycle or any other vehicle is far too dangerous. Mostly such comments come from the big tourist centers like Pattaya or Bangkok where the traffic is really catastrophic sometimes. Of course it is not without danger, especially on some of […]

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Building & Construction Bureaucracy Living in Thailand

Land Titles & Dimensions in Thailand

We all know by now that foreigners can not buy land in Thailand. But if we still talk about a foreigner buying land in Thailand, it means that he either leases it for at least 30 years (with the option of another 30 years) or buys it in the name of his Thai wife or […]

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Basics Bureaucracy

Extension of a Thai Driver’s License

Unlike in my home country Germany, you have to extend your Driver’s License in Thailand every few years. The extra papers you need for this procedure are a health certificate from a local doctor for 100 Baht and a residence certificate from the immigration office. Because you usually have two driver’s licenses in Thailand, one […]

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Bureaucracy Thai Visa

Thai Residence Certificate

The residence certificate in Thailand is an official form on which the home address of a foreigner is actuated. A certificate of residence is always needed if a foreigner in Thailand triggers an official procedure. For example, when buying a car or motorcycle in the name of the foreigner, to open a bank account, when […]

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Allgemein

Bringing Pets to Thailand

There are frequent inquiries as to whether and how pets can be taken to Thailand. Here are some general information about the topic: Transporting dogs and cats to Thailand is not an all-too-serious problem at first. Most airline companies generally allow the transport of animals. Sometimes smaller animals can even be carried in the cabin […]

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Thai Visa

Thai Business Visa

The so-called Business Visa or working visa for Thailand is a Non-Immigrant Visa with the suffix “B” like business. Unfortunately, there are quite a few foreigners who believe that they can work with such a “B” visa without any restriction. This is unfortunately not the case. To work in Thailand always requires a work permit and […]

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Thai Visa

Thailand Non Immigrant Visa

The Non Immigrant Visa for Thailand is probably the most commonly used long-stay visa in Thailand. Unfortunately, it is also the most complicated with the most special rules and exemptions. The Non-Immigrant Visa is divided into different categories, of which only the categories “O” and “B” are relevant for us. These categories are also noted […]

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Thai Visa

Visa for Part Time Immigrants, Seasonal

People who want to escape the cold European winter and spend it in Thailand need a Thai Visa for this time as well. For such a seasonal period you may choose whether you cover the time with a Tourist Visa or a Non-Immigrant O visa. The latter, however, only if one is over 50 years […]