Live your best life in Thailand
Chiang Mai is a very special place. Whether you choose the bustle in the center of town, or the serene mountains and sIow pace of life just outside the city, Chiang Mai offers all the diversity and opportunities you could ask for. Chiang Mai has excellent healthcare, an inexpensive cost of living, cultural charm, and friendly people who welcome Westerners. The Thai tradition to respect elders makes retirees particularly comfortable and welcomed.
But we know how difficult and stressful it can be to learn and comply with the regulations and requirements of moving to a new country: visa/housing/healthcare/banking/etc. It's complex — and all in a foreign language — making local assistance imperative. Working with our dedicated team saves you time, money and frustration.
We are here to help you with not just governmental requirements, but all your relocation needs - and provide you with advice and recommendations that would take you years to learn to thrive in a new city. With our team (made up of both American and Thais) you will work with locals who know the reality of how things work and how to get things done.
Visa Consulting & Relocation guidance
Under 50 years old? Can't meet the financial requirement? Too old for health insurance? Can't make sense of the differences between visas?
I can help.
There are numerous types of visas, and the differences in requirements vary greatly. Gain a deep understanding of visa solutions so you know which one is best for you and your unique situation.
We will discuss your visa options so you know which visa is best for you, and I will help you understand COVID-specific requirements necessary so you can board your plane and start your life in Thailand.
This service is not limited to Chiang Mai. I can advise you regarding Non-O, Non-OA, Elite, STV, Tourist, and other visas that will allow you to stay in Thailand.
This is great for the do-it-yourself'ers that plan to apply for a visa on their own, or those that are unsure which visa they are qualified for.
A one-hour consultation is 2,500 THB (approximately $80USD/ €70/ $110 AUD). Click the link below to schedule a call.
Retirement Visa Assistance
Obtain a visa on the basis of retirement (Non-O, Non O-A, or Non O-X). If you can't meet the requirements for a retirement visa, we can provide financial support or recommend an alternative visa that will allow you to stay in Thailand long-term. We make recommendations and help you to acquire a visa at an Embassy or Consulate outside of Thailand, or upon entry in Thailand.
We recommend health insurance that not only meets the visa requirements, but is also the most suitable for your lifestyle and budget (starting as low as $250). We guide you through the application process and provide you with documentation approved by Thai authorities.
Due to the impact of COVID-19, this assistance includes guidance to meet the government's additional COVID-specific requirements so you can enter Thailand at this time.
Service fees vary by visa. To learn more, click the link below to schedule an appointment for a free call.
Elite Visa Guidance
If you plan to stay in Thailand for at least 5 years and want to skip the headache of visa requirements and trips to Immigration, this is the visa for you. The Elite visa does not require some of the most expensive and limiting requirements, such as health insurance and money held in a Thai bank account.
I will help you file your application within 24 hours of our call, and I will assist you to meet all COVID requirements necessary to enter Thailand. My team and I will remain as your go-to contact throughout your stay in Thailand - whether you want help setting up a bank account, finding housing, or renting a motorbike or car. We will help you to live a stress-free life in Thailand.
There are no service fees for Elite Visa assistance.
We help you with all of your relocation concerns and provide continuous support throughout your retirement in Thailand. We handle the complexities involved with setting up a life abroad, and introduce you to the expat life in Chiang Mai. As your go-to resource, we make the move fun and easy.
This is our most personalized and comprehensive package, designed to help you create the life you've dreamed of. We work with you throughout the entire process - prior to your arrival, once you land in Chiang Mai, and throughout your retirement. It brings us great joy to help you transition to your new life in Chiang Mai.
Follow the button below to learn how we can help you integrate with ease.
Thinking about retiring in Chiang Mai and want to see if it's the right place for you?
The typical tourist experiences Chiang Mai much differently than a local expat does. We design an itinerary based on your budget and interests to give you a realistic idea of what your life would be like as an expat in Chiang Mai.
When you first arrive in Chiang Mai we recommend you stay within the city for your short term accommodations to get to know our different neighborhoods. There are a range of environments within ten minutes of each other, from fancy high-rises to traditional apartments. We are happy to advise you on some of the best places to stay within your price range.
If you find a hotel or temporary accommodation on your own, make sure the owners can provide you with the paperwork that meet Immigration's requirements to avoid a fine or a delay in acquiring your visa.
Once you are familiar with the city, our real estate agent can help you you find a home that's right for you, whether it's a modern condo or a Thai-style house in the forest.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES & CONSULTING
We understand some people are "do it yourselfers" and only want help with the complicated services that require a Thai-speaking experienced local, all of which are covered in our All-Inclusive Relocation Package (visa, banking set up, healthcare guidance and long-term housing guidance).
So for those who desire it, we offer additional services, either immediately upon your arrival, or long after you arrive, to make your move simple and comfortable:
- Pet transport
- Airport pickup and assistance checking in to your hotel
- Motorbike / car rental assistance
- Additional city tours
- Thai language and cultural awareness classes
- Moving assistance and storage space
- Wifi and cable installation
- Cleaning services
- Private yoga lessons
- Legal consulting
- Home food delivery
- Visa extension