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1. I've worked in Thailand for 3 years now

2. I'm on a non-imm B visa plus work permit

3. My wife is with me on a non-imm O visa without a workeprmit

 

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1 hour ago, FriendlyFarang said:

Unless you are married to a Thai or have Thai children you can't.

Investment visa

Elite visa

Retirement visa when over 50

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28 minutes ago, FritsSikkink said:

Investment visa

Elite visa

Retirement visa when over 50

I assumed that he plans to continue to work, which rules out elite and retirement. I forgot the investment option, so this would be an option.

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Sadly, there is no 'long term' visa option for you OR your foreign wife who is piggy backing on the non-B/extension you have under the trailing spouse clause. 

You have an extension a year at a time and that's about all you're gonna get for employment in thailand (although some companies [BOI and IEAT notably] get 2 year extensions for their employees)  

IF you have been on unbroken yearly extensions of stays making more than 80K baht a month for 3 years you could look into applying for permanent resident status. It is NOT a visa, and has strict requirements takes time but could be the option you're looking for.

You can read about it at this link (which is about the most useful one out on the inter-web for people interested in P/R and/or thai citizenship) 
https://www.thaicitizenship.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-thai-permanent-residence/

There is also a very long, thread which is super useful for people thinking of PR called "Camerata's Guide To The Permanent Residence Process"
https://aseannow.com/topic/74654-cameratas-guide-to-the-permanent-residence-process/

That's about all I can think of that would let you continue to work here, good luck with it

 

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10 hours ago, DilanJ said:

1. I've worked in Thailand for 3 years now

2. I'm on a non-imm B visa plus work permit

3. My wife is with me on a non-imm O visa without a workeprmit

I am not sure what you are asking about.

You can get a a one year extension without a work permit if that is what you wanting to know.

It can be based upon retirement for example.

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20 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

I am not sure what you are asking about.

You can get a a one year extension without a work permit if that is what you wanting to know.

It can be based upon retirement for example.

 

1 hour ago, Tod Daniels said:

Sadly, there is no 'long term' visa option for you OR your foreign wife who is piggy backing on the non-B/extension you have under the trailing spouse clause. 

You have an extension a year at a time and that's about all you're gonna get for employment in thailand (although some companies [BOI and IEAT notably] get 2 year extensions for their employees)  

IF you have been on unbroken yearly extensions of stays making more than 80K baht a month for 3 years you could look into applying for permanent resident status. It is NOT a visa, and has strict requirements takes time but could be the option you're looking for.

You can read about it at this link (which is about the most useful one out on the inter-web for people interested in P/R and/or thai citizenship) 
https://www.thaicitizenship.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-thai-permanent-residence/

There is also a very long, thread which is super useful for people thinking of PR called "Camerata's Guide To The Permanent Residence Process"
https://aseannow.com/topic/74654-cameratas-guide-to-the-permanent-residence-process/

That's about all I can think of that would let you continue to work here, good luck with it

 

Thanks Tod, for all the details. Thank you for pointing me in a couple of directions. I'll pursue them and hopefully find something that works for me. Thank you for your time. 

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12 hours ago, FritsSikkink said:

Investment visa

Elite visa

Retirement visa when over 50

You cannot work in Thailand if you have a Retirement Extension.

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