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Update Procedure

permanent residence

Permanent Residence 

Basic information for applying of permanent residence (PR) 

1. The application can be submitted on the date 1 September - 30 December;

2. Government fee;

- Submitting fee 7,600 Baht

- Residence permit fee 191,400 Baht , Thai family  95,700 Baht


3. Qualified;


1.1 holds a passport of his/her current nationality, which was granted a NON-IMMIGRANT VISA and has been permitted to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand on the basis of one year visa extension for the total of at least 3 consecutive years up to the application submission date.


1.2 has personal qualifications that fit one of the following categories:

  (1) Investment category

  (2) Working/Business category

  (3) Humanity Reasons category: he/she must have relationship with a Thai citizen or an alien who already possessed residence permit as the followings:

        3.1) A legal husband or wife.

        3.2) A legal father or mother.

        3.3) A child who is under 20 years of age up to the application submission date and must be single.

  (4) Expert category


4. Process


The Application procedures may be divided into 4 steps as follows:



The detailed requirements of each step are as follows:


Step 1: Document Preparation


Please provide us the relevant documents listed in the attachment hereto as soon as possible to support the application for permanent residence in Thailand.


We recommend that you contact your nation’s Embassy to request for the ‘Criminal clearance record certificate’ as soon as possible since takes long time for the issuance of this document.


Step 2: Submission of the Application


To qualify for a residence permit, you shall have been holding Non-immigrant visa and been permitted to stay in Thailand on the basis of one year visa extension for totally at least 3 consecutive years.


We will confirm with you of the date that we will file the application.


After the application is filed, the officers will make an appointment for taking Thai interview and examination.


Step 3: Thai Interview and Examination


Every applicant is required to take Thai interview and examination at the Immigration Bureau approximately in February 2017, the examination divided into 3 parts as follows:

  1. Oral-base interview;

  2. Written examination (multiple choices); and

  3. Video recording (Introduce yourself in Thai).


Note: You will be asked questions about your documents, background and religion. The officer will note your answers and print-out afterwards for your sign. 


Immigration Team

Phoenix Barrister (Thailand)

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