Old Mar 28, 19, 8:08 pm
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transpac
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Originally Posted by eqeqeqx View Post
There is. It's the narcissistically named "Thai Elite" visa. Five years for around USD 16,000.
Yes, 500,000 THB. Not sure about the "narcissism" moniker but am guessing it can't be named for its originator.

I think there are 10 year, and 20 year options as well? Still requires 90-day reporting of course, which can be done online (assuming your local Imm. office uses it, and it is "up"), or via the post or in person.

The new SMART visa (4 years) was meant to entice Digital Nomads but it appears to be more of an investment/business development vehicle to encourage innovation.

There are other options for Americans via the Treaty of Amity, but these also involve investment.

All that said, it still seems reasonable to expect to be able to spend four months (on SETV/METV or TVE) in Thailand over a twelve month period as a "tourist", for now. That would seem like enough for a "nomad"? And given how accommodating Vietnam is, it would be easy to split time just between those two, maybe using Vietnam as a base (12-month visa for Americans, requires leaving/reentering every 90 days).
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