Due Diligence

May 17th, 2010

When buying property in Thailand we highly recommend you use a reputable lawyer, do not under any circumstances try to go it alone as there are so many pitfalls, especially with the spoken and written Thai language interpretations. Foreigners may not own land in Thailand so legal mechanisms are used to overcome this situation and [...]

Seller Tips

May 17th, 2010

Here are some useful tips when wishing to sell your property or land:
Broker terms
Going with the broker that offers a smaller fee for a successful sale is false economy! We all have costs and how can a broker successfully market your property if he makes a very small margin? This means they are not [...]

Holiday Rental Tips

May 16th, 2010

When browsing to find the right holiday rental that suits you out of the huge choice on the internet we suggest that you follow some sensible guide lines:
1. The booking agent are they transparent and give you info on their company, if not don’t!
2. Do they have testimonials from satisfied customers?
3. Do they have Guest [...]

Permanent Residency in Thailand

February 16th, 2011

Thai law states that anyone who was born to a Thai father or a Thai mother inside or outside the country can obtain Thai nationality.

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A Thai national married to a foreign national keeps their Thai nationality unless they decide to formally give it up. The spouse of a [...]

Marriage in Thailand

December 9th, 2010

Marriage in Thailand by non-Thai couples or Thai National and foreigner couple is easy to arrange and can be quickly accomplished. The legal marriage registration can be done at any district office in Thailand [...]

Thailand Public Holidays

November 22nd, 2010

New Year’s Day
January 1

Chinese New Year
January-February (changes each year)

Makha Bucha Day
February-March (changes each year)

Chakri Day
April 6

Songkran Day
April 13 -14

National Labor Day
May 1

Coronation Day
May 5

Visakha Bucha Day
May (changes each year)

Half-Year Holiday
July 1

Asarnha Bucha Day
July (changes [...]

Thai Weights & Measures

November 18th, 2010

The metric system was officially introduced by a law passed on December 17, 1923.  However, old Thai units are still in common use, especially for measurements of land which is often [...]

The US-Thai Amity Treaty

November 4th, 2010

Benefits of the US Amity Treaty
The main benefit of the US amity Treaty is to act as an override in relation to the Foreign Business Act. In a nutshell as a result of the Treaty, American nationals have the same rights as Thai national with regards to owning and operating businesses in [...]

Thai Driving License

October 26th, 2010

To obtain a Thai driving licence from the Thai authorities you will need the following documents:-

PASSPORT (original plus a copy)
LETTER FROM THE EMBASSY (confirming residency)
TWO PHOTOS (1”  x  1”)

You may have to sit a driving test and pass a written test on traffic signs.  [...]

Thai Retirement Visa

October 7th, 2010

What is the  The Non-Immigrant Visa  “O-A” (Long Stay) Visa
The Non-Immigrant Visa  “O-A” (Long Stay) is a visa for people that are aged 50 years and more who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 1 year without the intention of working.
Employment of any kind when you hold a Visa [...]

Thailand Visas: The 90 Days Visa Reporting Requirement

October 4th, 2010

Section 37(5) of the Immigration Act B.E is anorther disposition that gets a lot of foreign citizens in trouble. To sum it up it requires that any foreigner who is permitted to stay in Thailand temporarily is required to report to the Immigration Department to confirm his/her residential address upon completion of [...]

What is a Non Immigrant Visa B ?

October 1st, 2010

Foreign investors who wish to come into Thailand to conduct a business or to work must first obtain a Non Immigrant Visa B with a Royal Thai Embassy.
The Non Immigrant Visa B will allow you to stay in Thailand for a period of not more than 90 days at a time. [...]