“O-X” and “O-A” visas may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand without the intention of working for a period of not exceeding 1 year for “O-A” type, and not exceeding 10 years for “O-X” type. Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited for these type of visa.
“O-X” and “O-A” Long-stay Visas
A holder of an “O-X” visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 5 years each time (total 10 years) and is free to leave and re-enter at any time, while “O-A” visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 1 year. If “O-A” visa holders plan to exit and re-enter Thailand they must apply at the Immigration Ofﬁce for a multiple re-entry permit before departure. Both “O-X” and “O-A” visa holders are required to report to Immigration every 90 days.
The “O-X” visa is only for nationals and passports holders of 18 countries – Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Netherland, Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States of America, while the “O-A” visa does not have any such limitations.
The “O-X” applicant must have a bank deposit of no less than 3 million baht in Thailand or a bank deposit of no less than 1.8 million baht and an annual income of no less than 1.2 million baht. Such amount must be maintained in a bank deposit (in full) for at least one year, and maintain no less than 1.5 million baht thereafter. For “O-A”, a copy of bank statement showing a deposit of an amount equal to and not less than 800,000 Baht or an income certiﬁcate (an original copy) of a monthly income of not less than 65,000 Baht, or a deposit account plus a monthly income totalling not less than 800,000 Baht.
A Mandatory Requirement
For Thailand Long-stay Visa Applicants
The new requirements of October 1, 2021, announced by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), state that people applying or renewing (or rather re-applying for) a Non-Immigrant Visa “O-A” now need to have a Thai health insurance policy for the duration of their stay, with coverage for Outpatient and Inpatient Treatment of no less than 3,000,000 baht. or 100,000 USD.