Expat life & tourist tips

STARTING DATE: 17 Jan 2023

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TOTAL UPDATE: 36 STORIES

Useful information and tips for Thailand expatiates and tourists.

Expat life & tourist tips
LATEST
9 Nov 2022

Online visa extensions

The Immigration Bureau unveiled its Electronic Extension of Temporary Stay service on Tuesday to make it easier for expats to apply for visa extensions.

9 Nov 2022 170
Online visa extensions
3 Sep 2022

New visa benefits

The labour minister says Thailand now has in place measures to lure wealthy foreigners and professionals as part of an effort to boost the economy. (Graphic)

3 Sep 2022 26
New visa benefits
21 Sep 2021

Expats open up on choices

Why do expats move abroad? According to the Expat Insider 2021 survey, 47% of working expats name their career as the most important reason for relocating to another country.

21 Sep 2021
8 Jul 2021

Expats' costs rising in Asia

Asia dominates the list of the world's most costly cities for expatriates, despite significant shifts -- including a big drop of 11 points for Bangkok to 46th place -- according to the global human resources consultancy Mercer.

8 Jul 2021 14
Expats' costs rising in Asia
3 Jul 2020

Expat budget alert

Bangkok and Chiang Mai are among the 30 most expensive cities in Asia for expats, with Singapore leading the Southeast Asian region.

3 Jul 2020 113
Expat budget alert
3 Jul 2018

Culture at heart of expat retention

While expats say salary is the most important element in the decision to work for an Asian company, culture is the most important factor in deciding to stay, says British recruiting firm Robert Walters.

3 Jul 2018 8
Culture at heart of expat retention
13 Mar 2018

Expat advisers urged to factor in pollution

Mobility managers must take precautionary measures when assigning workers to highly polluted cities like Bangkok, Hong Kong and New Delhi, says Lee Quane, Asia director of ECA International.

13 Mar 2018 9
Expat advisers urged to factor in pollution
7 Oct 2017

Digital work permit

The country has launched its first smartphone app allowing expats to lodge requests for work permits and have them approved.

7 Oct 2017 25
Digital work permit
15 Jul 2015

Expat apartment outlook good

The single-ownership expatriate standard apartment market in Bangkok is performing well despite competition from rental units in condominiums, according to CBRE, a leading property consultancy company.

15 Jul 2015
Expat apartment outlook good
31 May 2015

Love, marriage and the law

Love is a many-splendoured thing, as the old song goes. But like any other splendoured thing, once the government gets involved it becomes complicated.

31 May 2015 2
Love, marriage and the law