Thailand: Permanent Residence Applications Open for 2016
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September 9, 2016
In a surprising move, the Immigration Bureau has announced that it will accept applications for Permanent Residence (PR) permits from September 1 to December 30, 2016, during office hours on any official working day. The annual PR application process is always an issue of great interest to foreign nationals who are eligible to seek PR permits, on the basis of having lived in Thailand on a non-immigrant visa for at least three years. In most years, the PR application process opens in December, so the early timing this year will be welcomed by PR applicants.
It is important to note, however, that the Immigration Bureau will grant no more than 100 PR permits to applicants of each nationality. Therefore, if you are seeking a PR permit and there are many people of your nationality living in Thailand, you should prepare your application and supporting documents as soon as possible to enhance your chances of success.