It is reasonably easy for foreigners to own a car or motorcycle in Thailand, all you need is the correct visa, and an address in Thailand certified by the local immigration police. A foreigner can drive a car or motorcycle in Thailand using an international driving permit. However for long term residents it is necessary to acquire a Thai driving license. This is automatically issued to those carrying an international [...]
The Eastern Seaboard is very fortunate in having several extremely well equipped, world class hospitals, including Bangkok Pattaya Hospital, Pattaya International Hospital and in Bangkok the famous Bumrungrad Hospital. We can provide you with an assessment of the benefits of each of these hospitals, introduce you to the staff, and register you with the hospitals. We can also advise you on international standard medical insurance cover with companies such as [...]
Due to the extensive "Foreign" work force employed in Thailand with multinational companies such as GM, Chevron, Siemens, Kellogs, San Miguel, Alstom and Dow Chemicals, all having major manufacturing plants here in the Eastern Seaboard region. There is no shortage of fine, English and American curriculum International Schools. We can advise you on the current curriculums, accreditation, reputation, transportation and school fee structure.
Yes you can, we can advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of the various local banks together with the foreign banks that operate in Thailand. We can arrange appointments for you to meet with bank staff and assist you in opening bank accounts with your chosen bank. Internet banking is available from most of the local banks and we can help with setting up these accounts also.
VISA ISSUANCE FOR TEMPORARY RESIDENCE (as issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand) [NON-IMMIGRANT "O-A" (LONG STAY)] This type of visa will be issued to applicants aged 50 years or above wishing to take retreat in the Kingdom at least for the period of one year. QUALIFICATION OF THE APPLICANT A foreign national whose age is 50 years or above (on the date of submitting the application). [...]
Yes, on all purchase/sale of property in Thailand there is a stamp Duty of 0.5%, a transfer fee of 2%, a business tax of 3.3% levied against an owner who has been in registered possession of the property less than 5 years, and withholding tax of 1% of the Government price or the declared value whichever is the higher. There is no Capital Gains Tax in Thailand, There are no [...]
Thai land measurements are a combination of imperial and metric measurement systems. Title deeds in Thailand include all land measurements using the Thai system and are also written in Thai, therefore it is beneficial for you to have a translation if you are thinking of buying a property. Below you'll find a comparison between the Thai and Western sytems which hopefully will help you gain a better understanding. 1 Wah [...]
There are generally three different appraisal values; the government value, the appraisal company's value and the market value of the property. The government value is calculated every 5 years, the last update was in 2004. Over the last few years all of these rates have begun to come closer together.
Yes, the Title Deed (Chanote) is the purest form of land ownership. It ensures easy transfer, one original set is kept in the District Land Office where the registration of land transfer takes place, and the other original set is given to the owner of the land. Look for the red coloured crest at the head of the certificate. Confirmed Certificate of Use (Ngor Sor Saam Gor) This document certifies [...]
A Tor Tor Sam (3) is an official bank document issued by the receiving bank upon the receipt of foreign currency into your bank account in Thailand. You must request a Tor Tor Sam from your bank when you are remitting funds to Thailand for the purpose of purchasing a condominium, and the Tor Tor Sam must specify that the remittance is solely for the purpose of purchasing a property [...]