NON-IMMIGRANT VISA TYPE O-A

NON-IMMIGRANT VISA TYPE O-A

(For retirement long stay: valid for 1 year)

 

1. Eligible Applicants for O-A Visa

- This category of visa is issued to the applicant who is an Australian national or a permanent resident currently residing in Australia whose age is 50 years or over and is currently residing in Australia.

2. O-A Visa Conditions

- The holder of O-A Visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for one year.
- Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.
- Spouses of holders of O-A Visa will be considered for temporary stay under Category ‘O’ Visa if they do not qualify to apply for the O-A Visa themselves. A duly notarized marriage certificate must be provided as evidence.
- If the O-A Visa holder breaches the entry conditions (for example, if he/she engages in work-related activities), the stay permit will be revoked and he/she will be prohibited from entering Thailand in the future.

3. O-A Visa Application Procedures

Each applicant must submit a complete online form together with the required documents* to the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Sydney. Prepare required documents as follows:

 

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*Required Documents

The following documents must be provided in 2 sets (1 original set and 1 copy set):

1.

Completed Visa Application Form

2.

Retirement Form

3.

Two (2) passport-sized photographs affix to the visa application form

- Size 3.5 x 4.5 cm.

- White background and no older than 6 months

4.

Passport

- A minimum validity of 18 months from the date of planned entry to Thailand

- Must have at least two empty pages

5.

Proof of adequate finance

- A bank statement in the past six months showing a deposit account with the minimum fund of AUD 54,545 or an income statement with a monthly salary of AUD 4,545

6.

Proof of health insurance

- A certificate of health insurance issued by Thai insurance companies covering the entire period of stay in Thailand containing the detail of coverage as follows; In-house patients of not less than THB 400,000/policy year, as for out-patients, not less than THB 40,000/policy year. You are requested to obtain health insurance for at least 1 year. More information can be found on https://longstay.tgia.org/ 

- List of recommended health insurers: AETNA/ Asia Insurance/ AXA / Bangkok Insurance/ LMG/ Navakij/ Pacific Cross Health Insurance / Southeast Insurance/ Tune/ Viriyah 

- A photo of the medical insurance policy (in English) which expressly covers treatment and medical expenses in relation to COVID-19, with minimum coverage of 100,000 USD. The insurance must cover the total duration of stay in Thailand.

7.

Foreign Insurance Certificate

- Foreign Insurance Certificate as stipulated by the Office of Insurance Commission and Health Insurance of Thailand, which must be completed, signed and stamped by the insurance company. The form can be downloaded from

https://longstay.tgia.org/document/foreign_insurance_certificate.pdf

8.

Police Clearance Certificate

- “Police name check certificate” issued less than 3 months prior to submitting the visa application. More information can be found on https://afpnationalpolicechecks.converga.com.au/

9.

Medical Certificate Form

- A complete “Medical Certificate Form” with a valid/legal rubber stamp of medical doctor to confirm its authenticity, issued from the country where the application is submitted, showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535).

10.

Additional Supporting Documents

- Driver License or Photo Card

11.

Visa fee

- AUD 300

- Payment can be made by cash, debit or credit card (payment in person at the Consulate-General only). For money order, or cheque, paid to “Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney”

 

4. O-A Visa processing times

- Visa processing time is usually 3-5 days.
- Certain applications which require special consideration may take longer to process.

5. Remarks

- The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Sydney reserves the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary as well as reject any application without prejudice.
- The applicants must provide genuine documents and information. If the applicants are found to provide false documents or give false information, their applications will be rejected and be reported for further determination of appropriate action and future prohibition to enter the Kingdom of Thailand.
- Visa processing fees are non-refundable regardless outcome.
- Visa processing fee is subject to change without prior notice.

 

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Disclaimer

 

  • The Royal Thai Consulate-General Sydney officers reserve the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary as well as reject any application without prejudice. Please note, the visa processing fees is non-refundable once the processing of the application begins – regardless of its outcome.
  • All visa fees can be paid by the exact amount of cash, money order, or bank cheque address to Royal Thai Consulate-General Sydney (personal/company cheque are not acceptable)

 

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Click to download the application form HERE

 

Update: 19 May 2021