The Retire in Thailand Handbook

All that you need to know about retiring in Thailand e-book only $4.99 on Amazon.

My first six months in Thailand were frustrating. When I dreamed about retiring in Thailand, I thought that when I arrived I would get my retirement visa, rent a condo, buy a vehicle, then spend my time exploring my new country, going to the beach, going out for meals and meeting new friends. Unfortunately, reality took over and I spent most of my time dealing with Thai bureaucracy and trying to sort out the endless problems that arise when moving to a new country. Back in Australia, I already had a visa, my own house, my own car, medical insurance, driving license, bank accounts, credit rating, doctor and dentist. Moving to another country, I was more or less starting my life over and I needed to establish myself within the Thai system. Government, banking, medical, everything that was just part of my everyday life at home, I had to re-create in Thailand. I wrote this book to help other retirees or future retirees who may be considering retiring to this beautiful country, avoid the problems and challenges that I had to deal with on a daily basis before I could start to enjoy life in my new country. The book explains in detail many of the problems they may face and gives them practical answers to questions they may have “before” they arrive. The book will allow them to retire to this wonderful country with confidence and assurance as well as saving them time, money and their sanity.


The book includes chapters on

  • How to apply for a Retirement Visa from your own country

  • How to apply for a Retirement Visa from within Thailand

  • How to open a Thai bank account

  • Transferring your pension to your new Thailand bank to avoid bank fees

  • How to buy a vehicle

  • How to apply for a Thai driving licence

  •  How to rent a condo or a house

  • How to buy a property in Thailand

  • How to obtain suitable medical insurance cover

  • Healthcare and dental costs

  • Best retirement locations within Thailand

  • Advice for single retirees