Many tourists during their brief stay "fall in love with
the country" and are determined to make the move to
Thailand more permanent. They choose to invest in either
a business, a condominium or purchase land and house.
But, in purchasing a dream home or starting up a
business, they find themselves in need of a number of
This website has been created by benevolents who have a
good experience of the international and Thailand, in
contact with reliable sources of professionals, to
advise people who want to live in Thailand. We try to be
precise, serious and with a little sense of humour but
always in the perspective to look the reality,
even if it displeases to some dreamers. You will find here some advices to travel or information on
the country. If you note some mistakes or omissions,
please let us know.
Many "good" reasons to expatriate
Individuals : You want to live, to invest, or retire to
First, you have to know that for most countries (check
this out with your local tax office) you only have to
spend over 6 months a year abroad (consecutive or not,
holidays or not) to benefit from the advantage of
expatriate status. You can reside in Thailand and at the
same time run a business in your original country.
You wish to buy a house or an apartment and to live here
or create a company that can expand in Thailand, Asia or
worldwide, then this is the place where it can be done
quickly, cheaply and without complicated formalities.
You wish for a quiet everyday life, for your retirement,
or perhaps to have time to manage your own business
without too much administrative problems, all this
without losing any investment through taxes....
2. Enterprises : Thailand, Business Gate to Asia:
Thailand offers very interesting perspectives for the future.
The Asian crisis in 1998, that made the economy and financial
markets to fall, permitted exchanges to be stabilized in the
quality of manufactured products. At this time, the government
invested billions baht (with the help of the IMF) to support
banks, so that Thai industries could be in line with their
Thailand is the only country in South-East Asia that has a
stable government concerning business and we saw it quickly
react to support the economy... incomparable for example with
Vietnam or Cambodia.
Today, an ever enlarging number of enterprises are qualifying to
the ISO international standards.
If yesterday products was manufactured in poor quality, today,
with the technologies that the West (and Japan) introduced in
these emergent countries, the Asian industries manufacture high
quality products that would make many western industries green
Privileged place in the South-East Asia, Thailand is very close
to China and Singapore, Vietnam or Philippines and has borders
with Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar.
You want to manufacture in Asia, then you can quickly come here
to set up and control everything.
In clear, this means that you can, either as an individual or in
association, set yourself up in business and be far away from
financial market fluctuations, high production costs or
administrative financial pressures.