Condominium Leasehold or Purchase

 
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). Virtually the only leasehold...

US Visa in Thailand

 
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. What we do see in Thailand is...

Leasing Land In Thailand

 
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. What...

Buying Property in your Spouses Name

 
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. There is the old adage, "love is blind and divorce is...

Thailand International Checkpoints

 
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...