Work Remote from Paradise: Introducing 5-Year Destination Thailand Visa

Work Remote from Paradise: Introducing 5-Year Destination Thailand Visa

Talk about work-life balance!

Beachside cafes, vibrant markets, and ancient temples — Thailand has long been a dream destination for travellers. But for digital nomads, the short-term tourist visa wasn’t ideal. The good news? Thailand just launched a game-changing visa specifically designed for remote workers and cultural enthusiasts: the Destination Thailand Visa (DTV)!

Also read: Thailand Extends Visas for Travelers from 93 Countries: Malaysia, Singapore, and Philippines Included

Everything there is to know about the Destination Thailand Visa

Destination Thailand Visa

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This visa allows you to stay in Thailand for up to five years, a massive jump from the previous 60-day limit. Imagine working remotely while soaking up the sun on pristine beaches or exploring the bustling streets of Bangkok — all with the peace of mind knowing you can stay for the long haul.

Who can apply?

The DTV is open to a wider range of applicants than traditional digital nomad visas. Freelancers, remote workers, and even those interested in immersing themselves in Thai culture (think cooking classes or Muay Thai training) can all qualify.

What are the requirements?

There’s no minimum income requirement for the DTV, which is a big plus! However, you will need to show proof of savings of at least 500,000 Thai baht (around S$18351.84). There’s also a 10,000 Thai baht application fee (around S$364.34) and you must be at least 20 years old.

Things to keep in mind

The DTV visa isn’t without its limitations. You’ll need to leave and re-enter Thailand every 180 days, with an additional fee each time you do.

Depending on your nationality, you might be able to apply online through the official Thai e-visa website. Countries like the US, UK, and most of Europe are eligible for online applications. Otherwise, you’ll need to visit your local Thai embassy.

Also read: Foreign Travellers Need to Carry At Least 15,000 Thai Baht in Cash to Enter Thailand

The new Destination Thailand visa opens doors for digital nomads and culture enthusiasts alike. With its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and friendly locals, Thailand could be your new work-from-anywhere haven. 

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Anne Mercado
Anne Mercado

Anne is your go-to girl if you want to talk about all things beauty, fashion and adventure. Her creative expression would be through writing and curating photos. Exploring different places and immersing herself in diverse cultures is her idea of fun. If you ask her to describe what her perfect day is, her answer would be by the beach with a book on her hand enjoying a nice margarita.