This is for people who have reached the phase of life, that they are planning to retire abroad, to a friendly place with nice climate. Why not give Nong Khai a serious consideration.
First of all, housing is far less costly than in other popular retirement destinations, like Hua Hin, Cha Am, Phuket and Chiang Mai.
Healthcare is adequate, but consider to get recommended vaccines. Here are two major hospitals + a smaller one, many small private medical clinics. In Udon Thani (1 hour drive away) you find private hospital chains as Bangkok Hospital and others.
Other facilities like, all the major banks, libraries, international schools and municipaliy service office are present. Water and electrisity services are rarely disrupted and garbage collection daily in most areas. Streets and public areas are kept nice and tidy, no rubbish floating around.
Crime is relatively low compared to other places, and it
is very unlikely "timeshare sellers" or other
"con artists" will approach you in public places.
And last but not least the local population are friendly and helpful,
well used to foreigners, as the Expats counts a relative high
number related to the total population. More and more retirees
of both sexes are settling down in Nong Khai.
Personally I came to Nong Khai after living four years in Chiang Mai, and I have not regretted it one day since I moved here, I find the daily life a lot easier to cope with.
How to get a retirement visa to Thailand.
The most effective method to Obtain a Retirement Visa in Thailand:
STEP 1: OBTAIN A NON-IMMIGRANT type O VISA
Necessities: International ID (no less than one year staying before close)
You should hold nationality or lasting habitation of the nation of utilization Evidence of Funds
STEP 2: OBTAIN A ONE-YEAR RETIREMENT VISA
Necessities: Must be 50 years of age or more
International ID (marked duplicates of every page) Non-Immigrant Visa Takeoff Card TM.6
Verification of meeting Financial Requirements (Thai Bank Book), a letter from your Thai Bank, Three(3) 4×5 cm photographs, with full face taken
STEP 3: OBTAINING A RE-ENTRY PERMIT
A great many people misjudge the distinctive ideas of "Augmentation of Stay" and "Reentry Permit". Now and again confused for each other, you should comprehend that these are two distinct things, both of which you would require amid your remain.
The Extension of Stay is just the controlling date. Everything else is reliant on this. Everything is refuted when your Extension of Stay lapses. Then again, the Re-section Permit's legitimacy is liable to the legitimacy of your Extension of Stay. Be that as it may, leaving Thailand without a reentry allow naturally nullifies your expansion of remain.
STEP 4: REPORTING YOUR STAY EVERY 90 DAYS and VISA EXPIRATION
You are required to answer to the Immigration Police at regular intervals on the off chance that you are on a long haul expansion of remain. People holding a numerous section visa will just withdraw Thailand and recharge their expansion of remain after every 90 day passage.
In the event that you can't get your augmentation inside Thailand, you should get another non-worker visa from a Thai Embassy or Consulate abroad.
Meeting the Financial Requirements for a Retirement Visa: Monetary Requirements are as per the following:
Financial balance demonstrating THB 800,000 Monthly salary of at any rate THB 65,000
Blend (Bank Account + Income x 12 = THB 800,000)
Agree to accept THAI RETIREMENT VISA
Your first and final appearance for the retirement visa will be at the Immigration office upon its endorsement. You should show up face to face with your identification and sign the visa printed material within the sight of the Immigration staff. The Immigrant staff puts a stamp in the travel permit at the season of endorsement.
Confinements ON RETIREMENT VISA
The retirement once endorsed permits you to remain in Thailand for one year. You are not permitted to have business while on this kind of visa. Likewise you should answer to Immigration like clockwork to confirm your present address.
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Now that housing and visa are secured it's time to think about
Recreation and what to do in Nong Khai
Golf is a mainstream game to hone among the expats in Nong Khai.
There are a couple Golf courses around the city, some of elevated requirements others not very great.
I show connections to the best ones in Nong Khai, Udon Thani and Khon Kaen.
This is the main fairway with 18 holes created in Nong Khai area. The green is a genuine title and universal standard with the astonishing and current clubhouse. It is an uplifting news for all golfers to appreciate golf in a testing and energizing green in Nong Khai. Only 17 Km. out of Nong Khai.
At Sri Thani Golf Forest in Udon there's a develop course with an agreeable environment. It's offices, and the state of the course, have impoved enormously in the most recent year. The testing course offers the golfer sufficient chance to show his abilities.
This is a "Santiburi" course and is as of now facilitating a few expert occasions. It is the undisputed diamond of the Khon Kaen region.
There are many fish ponds (all farmed fish) to be found around the outskirts of the city, where one may catch fish. Fishing tackle can be rented and bait bought. Some of the places practice chatch & release only others you may carry home your catch against a small fee. Warning, you might catch something realy big.
For the physical active person biking, hiking or just a stroll along the beautiful promemade along the bank of the mighty Mekong River.
Otherwise tennis, squash and badminton courts, both out and indoors are for public use.
For the more leisurely oriented person an afternoon visit to one of the waterholes to solve the World's problems or to comment on the latest sport events.
In short there is something to do in Nong Khai that suitable to anybody's taste.
What about an evening stroll to the Night Market? Boredom is not an alternative.
Many other activties are described elsewhere on this website. '