Investment Visa Overview

Thailand Residency & Citizenship options

Thailand has long been a popular destination for international investors, and for good reason. The country offers a variety of residency options, both through investment and otherwise, that can be appealing to investors from all over the world. In addition, Thailand boasts a number of tax benefits that make it an attractive investment destination. Thailand's flexible residency options and favorable tax climate make it an interesting option for international investors looking to relocate or invest in Thailand.

Program 1
  • Name
    Thailand Business Investor Visa
  • Description

    For the Thailand investor visa, the applicant must have brought in at least 10 million Baht to invest in the Kingdom, and this must be confirmed by a letter from a commercial bank in Thailand that demonstrates proof of financial remittance. Investments made by the applicant must be in the national economic interest.

  • Requirements

    The following investments apply: 1) Investment in a limited firm or public company with state-issued documentation; business must not conflict with national peace and order, culture, or morals; 2) Purchase of state-issued securities or state enterprise securities where Ministry of Finance or Bank of Thailand is a guarantee and documentation evidence is necessary; 3) Stock market investments, such as ordinary shares, bonds, preference shares, or investment units, must be approved or certified by the Stock Exchange Commission. Documentary evidence of such assets must be submitted with the application.

  • Validity
    3 years
  • Investment Type
  • Avg. Processing Time
    35 days
  • Investment Amount
    10,000,000 THB
  • Avg. Agent Fee
  • Physical Presence Requirement
  • Can family be included?
Program 2
  • Name
    Thai Elite Visas
  • Description

    The Thai Elite Visas are a great way to live, work, and retire in Thailand. The visas are available to Thai citizens and foreign nationals who meet certain criteria. The Thai Elite Visa comes in 6 different categories: 1) Easy Access, 2) Privilege Access, 3) Elite Privilege Access, 4) Family Excursion, 5) Ultimate Privilege.and 6) Flex One

  • Requirements

    The investment requirements are slightly different for each option:

    1. Easy Access: THB 500,000 one-time membership fee donation, residency for 5 years;
    2. Privilege Access: THB 800,000 one-time membership fee donation, residency for 5 years;
    3. Elite Privilege Access: THB 1 million one-time membership fee donation, residency for 10 years;
    4. Family Excursion: THB 800,000 one-time membership fee donation, residency for 5 years;
    5. Ultimate Privilege: THB 2 million (+ VAT)+ THB 20,000 (+ VAT) per year donation, residency for 20 years;
    6. Flex One: THB 500,000 one-time membership fee donation + own an already built property of at least 10 milion THB, residency for 2 years, can be extended after;

    The superiority extension of THB 1 million can be paid to extend the residency visa for 20 years.

  • Validity
    5 years
  • Investment Type
  • Processing Time
    1-4 months
  • Investment Amount
    THB 500,000
  • Avg. Agent Fee
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    No requirements
  • Can family be included?
Official Government Website
Mobility Options
Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Thai passport is now ranked 66th. It allows entrance to 80 countries without requiring a visa. It receives a medium mobility score as a result of this. Thai passport holders can travel to countries such as Singapore, Russia, Brazil, Kenya, and Turkey without a visa or with a visa on arrival. About 149 destinations require a visa for Thai nationals. This high visa requirement results in a low mobility score and necessitates extensive trip planning prior to departure. China, the United States, and the whole European Union are among the nations that require a visa.

Passport Rank


Visa Free Countries


Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
  • Visa Free Destinations
  • Visa on Arrival
  • Visa Online
  • Visa Required
  • Visa Free Access
    Japan, Russia
  • World Surface Area Reachable
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
Passport Ranking Factors

Thailand Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Thailand passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Thailand passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 39 visa-free countries for Thailand passport holders, 39 visa-on-arrival countries for Thailand passport holders, and 2 eTA destinations. Thailand passport holders can visit a total of 80 countries without needing a visa, a visa on arrival, or an eTA. As a result, the Thailand passport is ranked 66 in the world. In addition to these visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 149 other countries where Thailand passport holders will need either a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

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