Tags : Retirement


Bangkok bus conductors face early retirement

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) is introducing a two-billion-baht early retirement scheme targeting 2,000 bus conductors by 2019, says BMTA deputy director Yuk Charupum. Now serving as BMTA acting director, Mr Yuk said the early retirement package aims to hand out one million baht to each bus conductor entering the programme, as the agency […]Read More


BBC says Thailand among the best countries for retirement abroad

BANGKOK, 8 January 2016 (NNT) – The BBC reports that Thailand is among the best countries for retirement. A travel article written by the BBC’s Rob Budden revealed that Thailand, known as the “Land of Smiles,” is a good country for retirement due to its low cost of living, tropical climate, culture of respecting their […]Read More


Thai Airways to reduce workforce 20% through attrition, buyouts

Thai Airways International will reduce its workforce by 20% through buyouts and attrition over the next five years, government and labour union officials said Tuesday. Transport Minister Prajin Juntong confirmed THAI would not lay off any staff, but said the national carrier would see its employee numbers cut through retirement and early-retirement programmes. Read more: […]Read More


Phuket Immigration vows strictness on retirement visa requirements

PHUKET: Phuket Immigration has vowed to become stricter in its enforcement of retirement visas for married couples by upholding a law that came into effect in November 2008. The law states that foreign retired couples must each show evidence of 800,000 baht in their bank accounts in order to apply for or renew retirement visas, […]Read More


Thailand is the best place to live after retirement: HSBC

BANGKOK 2 October, 2011 (NNT) – Thailand has been cited as the best place to live after retirement through the eyes of foreigners, according to an opinion survey by HSBC. The 2011 survey has found that tax exemptions, affordable living expenses, and reasonable living condition are the reasons that Thailand has been chosen as the […]Read More


Thai Immigration tightens requirements for retirement visa extensions

Proof of transfer of pension into Thailand required BANGKOK: The Immigration Bureau has tightened the requirements for retirement extensions. “It has been reported that along with the statement the applicant has made at their embassy stating their monthly income, for the past month the Immigration Bureau has asked to see proof of at least two […]Read More


Law prohibiting marriage to foreigners over the age of 50

BANGKOK: — The Ministry of Interior are bringing a new proposal before the Cabinet prohibiting foreigners over the age of 50 from marrying Thai nationals. According to a Ministry spokesperson, statistics show that many older foreigners are marrying much younger Thai women, which is not appropriate and often leads to many problems. “Many older foreigners […]Read More