Permanent Residency and Naturalisation in Thailand

Information on permanent residency for foreigners living in Thailand...

Anyone wishing to apply for permanent residency in Thailand must contact the Thai Immigration Bureau and make an application for a residential permit, also known as a residence permit.

Only 100 people from each country can apply for permanent residency in Thailand each year. It is not an easy process but it is possible for those who fulfil all the criteria. If the number of the applicants from a certain nationality is high a new ratio may be set.

The spouse of a Thai national can apply for Thai residency (and then full citizenship).