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Upsurge in retirement visas

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The number of one-year retirement visas has surged by more than 30 percent, according to a source at the Chonburi Immigration Bureau.  Although there are more British applicants than any other nationality, there is a noticeable growth in the number of Russian applicants.  If the trend continues, more than 45,000 such visas will have been issued by the end of the 2013. 

The Immigration Bureau source added that there are many foreigners living in Thailand who use other visa opportunities, including marriage visas, educational visas and work permits.  Other types of visas are available at Thai embassies and...

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