If you are looking for a lawyer in Bangkok then see us at Siam Legal. We have offices in all the major cities of Thailand to ensure that you are always able to access our assistance. This can range from dealing with Thai customs and your retirement, overstay fines and marriage and property matters.
The one problem you never want to have in Thailand is when you overstay your visa in Thailand. Rather ensure that you have a correct and up to date Thai visa in your passport, be it a tourist visa, marriage visa or retirement visa than having to go they way many foreigners go and that is by deportation from Thailand.
If you are working in Thailand or plan on living and working in Thailand then consider that you need to have a work permit in Thailand. Also note that you are only allowed to work when you have the ‘blue book’ or work permit in your hand. You are not allowed to work until such time that you have the needed paperwork.
There are a number of issues when it comes to immigration into Thailand which is well covered by the website Thai Immigration. There are a number of visa options available when living or working in Thailand outside of a visa on arrival. We will break down the basics for you with regards to which visa is needed for what. We have also listed the issues such as bringing money to Thailand when living in Thailand.
If you are planing on living in Thailand or doing business then you need to understand the exchange control laws. All foreign transactions fall under the Exchange Control Act which governs all foreign exchange transactions. During the course of 1990 foreign exchange controls have been relaxed by the Bank of Thailand to ensure that investment in Thai property does not wain. If you are today buying property in Thailand then you will see that you still need to bring the money in from outside of Thailand and that the local bank has to show that the money has come from abroad.