How hard (Visa, immigration etc) is it for an Aussie to buy a house and live and work in Thailand?
We are in love with Samui and are seriously considering moving there permanently. Any advice on where to start looking to see if we fit the requirements? My partner is a builder and would like to work in that field. My background is hospitality, but am currently learning Thai and would perhaps consider teaching English. Any advice on the first steps to take or which department to contact will be most appreciated.
Asked By: angiegrace - 5/15/2008
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First thing is about buying a house - Technically you could own the house, but you cannot own the land its on unless you are Thai... More
Answered By: Tom yum goong - 5/15/2008
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You might be able to get work as English teachers, but thats about it.. Did your partner see how builders work in Thailand,, a few bamboo poles or eucaliptus tree poles for scaffolds welding without welder;s hemets and in the rain ETC. for about 200 Baht per day... More
Answered By: keven y - 5/15/2008
You can work here as an English Teacher if qualified with a college degree and have the school do the necessary paper work for a work permit. You can also own your own business but lots of requirements to meet here also. If one or both of you are over 50 you can come here on retirement visas but you can't work with a... More
Answered By: Khun Bob - 5/15/2008
I hope this helps
Answered By: Oliver G - 5/15/2008
First, get a job, have them help you get work permit. Then apply for a non-immigrant visa from the Immigration department, given of course you know how to get a visa to get into Thailand already (with Thai Embassy in Australia: should be getting non-immigrant Visa Category B). You can only buy condominium not a house... More
Answered By: IceCube - 5/15/2008
Bob is spot on with what he said- I will add a couple things... More
Answered By: James B - 5/15/2008
The Alien Occupation Law, adopted in 1973, requires all aliens working in Thailand to obtain a Work Permit prior to starting to work in the Kingdom. Section 8 of the Act stipulates that while a prospective employer may file an application on the alien’s behalf in advance of his commencing work, the actual Work Permit... More
Answered By: African Farmer - 5/15/2008
African Farmer has it right on to the letter... More
Answered By: visualthailand - 5/16/2008
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