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Foreigners Can Live Permanently in Thailand?
With Permanent Residence in Thailand the foreigners can live permanently in Thailand, with no requirement to apply for an extension of temporary stay. If they meet the following criteria:
● First step :
will assist you to prepare all documents required, we suggest you to prepare those documents 1-4 months prior to the open date for submit the application which is normally once a year in December. Basically once the date is announced, the applications can be submitted until the last working day of the year.
● Second step :
Once the application date is announced Tila will submit your application along with all documents required to the Thai Immigration Bureau. The result of the application will normally be announced in May and the residence permits will be issued in December. Thai residency permit will never expire, except it has been revoked. However, if you plan to leave the country, you need to apply for re-entry permit. After you live in Thailand for FIVE consecutive years with permanent residence permit, you will be eligible for applying for Thai citizenship.
After your application has been approved then a residence blue book is issued to the foreigner. The foreign resident must register the place of residence in hailand at the local district office and obtain a house card. 7 days after receipt of the residence certificate you then apply for an alien book (red book) at the local police station.