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(For retirement long stay: valid for 90 days)


1. Eligible Applicants for O Retirement Visa
- This category of visa is issued to the applicant who is an Australian national or a permanent resident (for non-Australian) currently residing in Australia whose age is 50 years or over and are currently residing in Australia.

2. O Retirement Conditions
- Period of stay: Holder of O Retirement Visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 90 days (single entry).
- Extension: If a traveler would like to stay longer, it is possible to extend your stay up to 1 year. An application can be submitted at the immigration office in Thailand
- Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.
- If the O Retirement 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 Retirement 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:


*Required Documents


Completed Visa Application Form


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



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

- Must have at least two empty pages


Proof of an Australian Electronic Visa or Permanent residence permit (for non-Australian Nationals)

- Visa grant page or VEVO check status page


Proof of adequate finance

- A bank statement in the past six months showing a deposit account with the minimum fund of AUD 2,000


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. More information can be found on


Additional Supporting Documents

- Driver License or Photo Card


Visa fee

- AUD 120

- 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. Click to download the application form


5. After completing a visa application form, click start to apply for the visa online.




  • 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)


Update: January 2023