You don’t want to be in a foreign country without any health insurance. Every so often I hear of someone ending up in hospital and having to foot a massive account. Cheap by US or UK standards but not having access to any money when in hospital could add more stress on an already stressful event. Kidney stones are very common amongst expats in Thailand and in the past 4 years I have met 2 who have had that problem.
Many foreigners who do come to live in Thailand decide to work later to alleviate the boredom. There is a list of occupational positions which foreigners are not allowed to hold. Any work that you might decide to do in Thailand would require you having a Thai work permit. Applying for a work permit however will invalidate your A-O status as being retired.
There are certain issues that you would need to seek legal advice on. The purpose of this website is not to provide legal advice or guidance but to provide you with a broad overview of the Retirement processes in Thailand. We will list the issues below which you would need to seek legal advice about when it comes to retirement in Thailand. Note the following:
Without a doubt Hua Hin is a very popular resort town 2 hours outside of Bangkok. Hua Hin is popular not only with Thais’ but also with expats and tourists alike. Hua Hin is of course also home to one of the palaces of The King of Thailand. Hua Hin is an excellent place to invest in property. Here is an article from The Nation newspaper in Thailand this week about the booming property market in Hua Hin, Thailand.
Surprisingly a substantial number of people go ahead and purchase land or a house without seeking sound legal advice. In a recent interview with Big Chili Hua Hin, Dennis Ramm, Managing Partner of Siam Legal offered invaluable advice to prevent the expat dream turning sour.