Move to Thailand from Canada

Updated on Friday 19th August 2022

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If you are planning to immigrate to Thailand from Canada, you must have a handful of information about the relocation process to prevent any problems. For this purpose, you are welcome to rely on our seasoned lawyers located at our law firm in Thailand. They will guide you through the whole process of relocation if you are interested to move to Thailand from Canada. Moreover, you can also obtain details from our lawyers if you are interested in a Thai business visa.
 

Short-term relocation to Thailand

 
If you are planning to immigrate to Thailand from Canada for a short period, you do not need to apply for or bring a Thailand tourist visa if you intend to visit here only for tourism. Canada is on the list of visa-exempt nations that can enter Thailand, but only for a maximum of 30 days. Canada is also on the list of low-risk nations that are permitted to stay in Thailand under the test-and-go and sandbox programs, which allow travelers to enter Thailand without having to go through quarantine or stay in a sandbox. Applicants who desire to visit and retire in Thailand must apply for a Thai retirement visa. Before applying for the Thai retirement visa, you must first secure a 90-day visa or a one-year non-immigrant O visa from your home country or place of residence.
 

Types of visas in Thailand


Please find below the different types of visas available in Thailand:
 
  • Thai elite visa
 
Thailand elite visa is a long-term visa classified as a privilege entry visa that grants residency in this country as well as advantages for a period of 5 to 20 years, depending on the package selected, in return for a membership fee. The elite visa is a five-year renewable multiple-entry visa with a one-year extension period for each entrance. If you want to move to Thailand from Canada, on an elite visa, you are welcome to interact with our seasoned immigration lawyers. our Thai attorneys will provide you with comprehensive relocation guidance.
 
  • Thai visas for non-immigrants
 
This is often a 90-day single-entry visa to Thailand. You can extend your stay by conducting a visa run to the border or a neighboring city/country, just like you do with a tourist visa. It is feasible to obtain a work permit and create a bank account. If you want to immigrate to Thailand from Canada on a non-immigrant visa you can rely on the legal services of our Thai lawyers. Their extensive knowledge in the field of immigration can help you get your visa without any extended delays.
 
  • Thai visa for business
 
This visa is developed specifically for persons who want to lawfully do business in Thailand. You can receive a work permit and open a bank account, but you must still run a visa every 90 days. Being a businessman, you can move to Thailand from Canada on a business visa with the legal assistance of our attorneys.
 
  • Thai non-immigrant visa for 1 year
 
This visa is usually a Thailand multiple entry visa that is good for a year. You are only permitted to remain 90 days per entrance, which means you must travel to the border and get your visa stamped every 90 days (visa run).
 
Besides legal assistance in all these Thai visa types, you are also welcome to get in touch with our lawyers if you want to apply for citizenship in Thailand. Our knowledgeable lawyers will provide you with legal help regarding documentation and the thorough procedure of application.
 

Qualification of Thai retirement visa for Canadian citizens 

 
If you are planning to move to Thailand from Canada on a retirement visa, you can get detailed information from our lawyers regarding the criteria of this visa that an applicant is required to fulfill. However, you can also find below a general guide about Thai retirement visas:
 
  • You must be at least 50 years old;
  • You must be free of any criminal records and be able to go to Thailand.
 
Some financial requirements must be met:
 
  • A THB 800,000 security deposit in a Thai bank account for two months prior to the visa application;
  • A minimum monthly income or pension of THB 65,000 is required;
  • As evidence of income, an affidavit from the foreigner's embassy or consulate must be acquired;
  • The whole amount of money in the Thai bank account and the yearly income is 800,000 THB.
 
If you need more information regarding the qualification of a Thai retirement visa for Canadian citizens, you are welcome to interact with skilled immigration lawyers in Thailand. They will guide you through the whole procedure if you want to move to Thailand from Canada on a retirement visa. Our law firm in Thailand provides assistance to Canadian people in obtaining a retirement visa. You can expect the following advantages if you immigrate to Thailand from Canada on a retirement visa:
 
  • Multiple entries to Thailand are available;
  • For one calendar year, this visa is valid;
  • The visa is valid for one year and can be renewed inside Thailand (the applicant must meet the requirements for the visa renewal);
  • Opening a bank (savings) account in Thailand is possible;
  • After renewals, you will be able to apply for a Permanent Residency.
 
So, to avail of these benefits, you can rely on our immigration attorneys in Thailand. They will provide you with detailed assistance to help you relocate to Thailand from Canada.
 

Foreign direct investment in Thailand

 
A recent boost in the figures for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Thailand shows that the economic condition of this country is trusted and flourishing. Please find below the statistics of FDI in Thailand:
 
  • Thailand received $13.19 billion in foreign direct investment in 2018, about 59.16 percent more from 2017;
  • Thailand received $8.29 billion in foreign direct investment in 2017, 137.66 percent extra from 2016;
  • Thailand received $3.49 billion in foreign direct investment in 2016, about 60.95 percent lesser than in 2015.
 
You are welcome to contact our law firm in Thailand for any kind of legal assistance. Our knowledgeable lawyers can assist you in the whole process if you want to move to Thailand from Canada. In addition to relocation services, you are also welcome to interact with our lawyers if you want to apply for residency in Thailand.