estate planning Thailand

Estate planning goes beyond wills

Estate planning is an important if not essential task that everyone should be concerned about. This is especially true if you are married or have children, if you own a business or hold substantial assets that you want to protect if you pass away or are incapacitated, particularly in today’s global environment where families, residences, domiciles, and assets can be located across multiple jurisdictions.

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Buying a condo or investing money in Thailand? You may qualify for an investment visa

Thailand is growing in popularity as a destination for expats to call their new home. However, many foreigners believe they must be employed with a work permit, marry a Thai, or wait until they are 50 years old to apply for a retirement visa, or otherwise risk being denied entry by immigration officials by making multiple visa runs across the border. In fact, there are other options for those with reasonable means. While not a solution for everyone, investment visas are available to those who have five, ten, twenty, or forty million baht in qualified investments in Thailand.

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buying a condo in Thailand

Buying a condo in Thailand as a foreigner

Foreigners who want to make a home in Thailand generally may not be able to buy land, but they can purchase a condo as long as they meet certain criteria. The requirements are not that arduous, although there is some confusion regarding the source of funds. This article will shed some light on the process and requirements for buying a condominium in Thailand.

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thailand visa tm30

TM30 Paperwork Now Required for All Visa Types

Although in affect since 1979, TM30 filings were loosely enforced and mainly expected from hotels, focusing on travelers with tourist visas. However, over the last few years, Thai police and immigration authorities have looked to TM30s to keep track of foreigners, particularly those here illegally through overstayed visas or involved criminal acts. Since they may not necessarily be staying at hotels, the full definition of the law is now being enforced. Unfortunately, this resulted in increased bureaucracy for all foreigners, especially those with long-term visas who plan on renewing them.

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