Condominium Leasehold or Purchase

Condominium Leasehold or Purchase

Real Estate
Aside from the benefit of the avoidance of the 49% ratio rule, there are no clear advantages to buying a leasehold condominium, assuming the purchase price is not significantly lower than its freehold equivalent. This is not generally the case with ‘off plan’ leasehold units (units under development that have been purchased before the completion of construction). (more…)
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US Visa in Thailand

US Visa in Thailand

Immigration
Obtaining a US Visa depends on many factors and situations. If you want to take your Thai fiancee back to the United States you would be looking at a K-1 Visa or if it is your wife then a K-3 visa. When you marry a Thai national as an American citizen you can also apply for a CR-1 visa. The CR-1 visa application requires the filing of a I-130 immigration application. (more…)
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Leasing Land In Thailand

Leasing Land In Thailand

Real Estate
With the current prohibitive rules on the freehold ownership of land for foreign buyers in Thailand, a long-term lease may be the most feasible, if not the only practically realistic alternative. We have covered the most frequently asked questions below. Should we not have covered the question or you do not understand a legal concept please do not hesitate to contact us online or in person. (more…)
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Buying Property in your Spouses Name

Buying Property in your Spouses Name

Real Estate
One of the most common problems in Thailand when an expat decides to live in Thailand is to usually liquidate his assets in his home country and to purchase property in Thailand. Knowing that a villa or house or for that matter land cannot be purchased in their name the expat usually opts to place the house or villa in the name of his wife. (more…)
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Thailand International Checkpoints

Thailand International Checkpoints

Immigration
If you are visiting Thailand and you don't have a visa then you can obtain a visa on arrival or visa waiver at the international border crossing points in Thailand. Here is a list of international border points in Thailand. If you are arriving by land over a Thai border then you need to will only obtain 15 days stay irrespective of your nationality. If you have a Thai visa then you can stay for as long as what the visa permits. (more…)
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