Living in Thailand

Thailand is studded with incredible historical and cultural sites which makes it a popular tourist destination in Asia. The Land of Smiles is also known for its crystal blue beaches, affordable beach front bungalows, great food, thick jungles and top luxury hotels in the world. What’s more, the … Read More

Living & working in Thailand can often seem like a dream come true for anyone who visits Thailand on a holiday or extended holiday.

But as many expatriates learn each year this dream can quickly turn into a nightmare if work permit regulations or other rules are not followed.
All about Work … Read More

Expat kids may go through emotional stress that is triggered after they undergo an emotional and physical change such as a relocation overseas. After an international move, some kids from age 10 to 15 may experience a difficulty in adapting to their new environment and if not well … Read More

Thailand has been consistently ranked among the best countries to live in, whether it’s for business opportunities or for the glorious Thai food or for a generally lower cost of living. Many first-time tourists to the Kingdom of Thailand have harboured thoughts of settling down in … Read More

The Latest Thai Visa Rules for 2017
So far, in 2017 there have not been too many changes to the Thai Visa rules, however some confusion still remains over how many visa exempt entries one is able to receive.

Immigrants from the following countries can obtain 2 Visa Exempt entries at a land … Read More

If you are a Thai expat, you can protect your assets by making a will. Read on to know more about the reasons for writing a last will and testament.
As a Thai expat, your domicile status and other matters of residency are some of the things that may … Read More

Whether you are a Thai expat or someone who wants to visit Thailand, you should never miss out on seeing some of the unique cultural festivals that are celebrated in Thailand. How many festivals on this list have you attended?
When most people think about Thailand, the first thing … Read More

Living in Thailand means more than just enjoying a tropical climate with pristine beaches and welcoming people – it also means amazing food. Expats, these are some of the top Thai dishes you should not miss!
One of the great things about living in Thailand… Read More

Buying property in Thailand is often not a straightforward process, especially for expat retirees.
Learn about the various options that are open to you as you go about setting roots in the Land of Smiles.

Thailand is one of the most beautiful places on earth to retire as an … Read More

As an expat, healthcare is one of the important factors that you need to consider when planning your Thai retirement. In Chiang Mai, you are assured of world-class healthcare at affordable prices. Find out about some of the top-notch healthcare facilities available in Chiang Mai for Thai expats now!… Read More

Same same but different, Mai ben rai, Don’t do this, Don’t do that.
You are in Thailand, loving the weather, it’s horrible hot today, and you take off your shirt to try and cope with the heat, just to receive odd looks from the Thai’s around you and there … Read More

Any place will do, right? It’s all sun, warm weather, blue sky, so any place will do.
Not really, there are certain things you have to take in consideration, being a retiree in Thailand, and these we will cover here, so you are prepared the best for your stay … Read More

It can appear alluring to skip the cold weather in Europe and spend the time in the beautiful sunny and warm Thailand, it might even be a better solution when it comes to your finances, as Thailand are cheaper in general compared to Europe, but before you book … Read More

And my story of exiting Thailand for the first time in 8 years
I’m not entirely sure how it came to be that I hadn’t left the country in as much as 8 years. I had been extremely fortunate with visa situations and never needed to do a border run but … Read More

Send Us Your Passport Application
No matter where you live in Thailand, Key Visa can help you to renew your British Passport or apply for your child’s first British passport.


All you need to do is send the application and your original passport to us by recorded delivery – … Read More

Changes to the overstay rules for Thai Visa holders – March 2016
As of March 20th, 2016 any foreigner who overstays their visa in the Kingdom of Tahiland for a period of more than 90 days will be banned from re-entering the Kingdom.

This rule change is being brought about as part of … Read More

For many expats who are considering a retirement visa in Thailand, healthcare is always a top priority to be concerned about. Here’s a look at the best hospitals you can access in ThailandIt’s a fact that retirees often come from an older age group, … Read More

Want to live in Thailand with a Thai retirement visa? Well, first you should figure out which city you want to settle down in Thailand!Thailand is possibly one of the most interesting and affordable places for you to retire in the world. Known for … Read More

After you have sorted out your Thai retirement visa, buying a car will usually be on the cards. Here’s what you need to know about car purchase in Thailand.Most expats on retirement visas in Thailand are quite open to the idea of buying … Read More

Are you considering retiring in Thailand but not sure how to proceed when it comes to property matters in the Land of Smiles?
We have everything you need to … Read More

I was very pleased to hear that the need for a medical certificate to renew your 5 year Thai driving licence no longer appears to be necessary. So, that meant I didn’t need to sit in the Dr’s waiting room – waiting to get a letter deeming me … Read More

How to open a Thai bank account for foreigners
My visit to The Kasikorn Bank in Pattaya was interesting to say the least in an attempt to open a Thai account for an Englishman
I took my Thai partner with me in case they would ask questions I didn’t understand … Read More

Understanding the Thailand visa run rules and what to expect on your first visa run
Hopefully, reading this article will mean that you are a little more prepared than I was…
I must admit, I was a little apprehensive the first time, not being able to speak Thai, “what if they asked me … Read More

Your Complete Guide to 90 Day Reporting Online in Thailand
If you have been in Thailand for longer than 90 days legally then you already know that every 90 days you must report your … Read More

The UK Honorary Consulate in Chiang Mai will close their doors on 16 May, 2015. British Nationals requiring income verification letters for long stay visas will now have to travel to Bangkok unless an authorized agent can obtain the letter on their … Read More

Bar Girl Archetypes – The Good, the Bad, and Everything in Between
What are you looking for in a bar girl?
The term “bar girl” refers to the ladies working at the entertainment establishments in places like our very … Read More

Making A Thai Wills
In my experience with dealing with a lot of the expat community in pattaya the task of obtaining a last will & testament seems to be a subject they do not wish to talk about or is put at the bottom of the list of … Read More

Retirement in Thailand safety tips
Coming to retire in Thailand, the land of smiles can be a wonderful thing with … Read More

Education Visa procedure in Thailand
One of the most common visa types that has been affected currently is the education visa which seems to be a favorite for most Foreigners under the age of 50 years old, not married to a Thai national or working, … Read More

Top 4 Fun Family Destinations In Thailand

If you had your honeymoon in Thailand, then you and your spouse surely have some unforgettable memories about this tropical paradise. While it promises a bundle of fun family moments, a trip to Thailand with your children will certainly be different to … Read More

This is the burning question that is causing sleepless nights for many families especially foreigners working offshore as a soldier, oil and gas worker etc, who tend to work on a rotational basis normally 30 days working and 30 days in Thailand with their family or close friends using Thailand … Read More

Don’t forget your ID!
It has been reported today that the Thai Immigration bureau will be enforcing an old rule that all foreigners residing in the Kingdom of Thailand or on holiday must carry a copy of Identification with them and this can be in the form of the following.

Thai … Read More

How do I get a proof of income letter from the British Embassy?
This is one of our most common services because it saves our clients having to travel to Bangkok to obtain a regular income letter for their long stay visa in Thailand e.g retirement visa. We are the only … Read More

There are two styles of Thai marriage.
The traditional Buddhist style of marriage normally will take place previous to you getting legally married so do not mistake this as a legal marriage as no papers are signed it is only to show respect for your Thai partners family and … Read More

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