Category: Immigration

Immigration, Overseas Real Estate, and Financial Consulting: What do they have in common?

Let’s get some insight into the terms, trends, and programs. How to obtain dual citizenship or a residency permit, transfer or secure your capital, and declare assets and profits in a highly developed country? These issues are of increasing importance to high net worth individuals living in economically and politically unstable countries. Shortly before the […]

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Cannes International Emigration & Luxury Property Expo 2017

The Cannes International Emigration & Luxury Property Expo is the world’s leading exhibition dedicated to immigration, luxury real estate, and private financial consulting. The event will be held on 26-27 October at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes. Participants and visitors The event will bring together corporate exhibitors from 30 countries, including […]

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Thai Permanent Residency Category: Employment

| January 31, 2014 | Immigration

Aside from marriage to a Thai national, employment in Thailand is likely to be the most common grounds for a foreigner to be granted permanent resident status. Therefore, this subject is worth addressing in some detail. As with all permanent residency applicants, a person applying on the grounds of employment must satisfy the generally applicable […]

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Thai Permanent Residency Category: Investment

There are several options open to foreigners in Thailand who wish to apply for permanent residency status. The first one is based on investment, which consists of two components: presenting proof of investment both before permanent residence is granted and after it is granted. Before the permanent resident status is granted, the applicant must have […]

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Thailand Permanent Residency: An Overview

| January 10, 2014 | Immigration

Section 40 of the Immigration Act of 1979 allows foreigners who have been granted non-immigrant visas to apply for permanent residency in Thailand. Generally, the factors taken into account in granting permanent residency to a foreigner are his or her income, property, knowledge, professional skills, and family status in relationship to any Thai nationals. Furthermore, […]

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Kert Stavorn’s Presentation to UN Employees Retiring in Thailand

Siam Legal’s managing partner, Kert Stavorn, was invited to speak to a group of United Nations employees Tuesday regarding legal considerations for foreigners retiring in Thailand. He spoke for over one hour concentrating his presentation on the following issues: retirement visas, owning property in Thailand, fund remittance and taxes, estate planning, and investing. On the […]

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Visas at the US Embassy in Thailand

| September 7, 2012 | Immigration

The United States Embassy in Thailand, located at 120/22 Wireless Road in Bangkok, is one of the largest embassies in the world. Among other functions, the Embassy processes US visa applications. The Visa Section at the US Embassy Thailand serves foreigners who would like to enter the the U.S. While the Embassy recommends that all […]

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New Anti-Bribery Law from UK to Help Against Corruption in Thailand

The Bribery Act 2010 which comes into effect on July 1 this year would hopefully reinvigorate anti-corruption efforts in Thailand by keeping in compliance Thai companies that are doing business with British firms or operating in the UK, according to experts. The law prohibits UK firms from offering bribes to foreign public officials.In a seminar hosted […]

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