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Re: Kite Life Retirement Locations in Asia

Postby Havre » Thu May 19, 2022 7:21 am

I'm sure the OP can work out the visa requirements himself, but as an example you easily get a 1 year visa in Thailand. At least retired Norwegians do.

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Re: Kite Life Retirement Locations in Asia

Postby a99 » Thu May 19, 2022 7:31 am

What a stupid world with these limitations in every country. Definitely we need total globalization and free moving for people where they would like to live.

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Re: Kite Life Retirement Locations in Asia

Postby Pemba » Thu May 19, 2022 7:50 am

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Thu May 19, 2022 6:15 am
In Asia, unless you go the company route, I think it's mostly 90day Tourist Entry Visas.

You need to leave the country and re-enter. Lots of expats there do visa runs to the borders every 90 days. In Bali people used to fly to Singapore, or KL every 90days.

In Thailand people used to overland into Malaysia, Burma, Laois.

Company route was every 6 or 12months.

Not sure if theres a limit on number of re-entrys allowed.
Comparable here. But retiring for me implies a much longer stay. I would be thinking about buying property. But not on a 90 day tourist entry visa. I have seen many people come here hoping to stay but leaving after a few years, presumably they worked out the visa requirements before coming. But they were disappointed by the situation on the ground. It does sound like it's better in that region though.

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Re: Kite Life Retirement Locations in Asia

Postby Pemba » Thu May 19, 2022 8:03 am

Havre wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 7:21 am
I'm sure the OP can work out the visa requirements himself, but as an example you easily get a 1 year visa in Thailand. At least retired Norwegians do.

For me these visa requirements are very much part of the discussion. I would like to leave here but not go back to Europe and I'm looking at visa requirements as much as at how "nice" the place is, maybe more. There are many nice places in the world but not many where you can go and be sure that you'll be able to stay for a long time. I think...

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Re: Kite Life Retirement Locations in Asia

Postby Havre » Thu May 19, 2022 8:38 am

Pemba wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 8:03 am
Havre wrote:
Thu May 19, 2022 7:21 am
I'm sure the OP can work out the visa requirements himself, but as an example you easily get a 1 year visa in Thailand. At least retired Norwegians do.

For me these visa requirements are very much part of the discussion. I would like to leave here but not go back to Europe and I'm looking at visa requirements as much as at how "nice" the place is, maybe more. There are many nice places in the world but not many where you can go and be sure that you'll be able to stay for a long time. I think...
My point being there are quite a lot of experience in terms of kiting on this board - probably less expertise when it comes to visa requirements.

A lot of it comes down to money of course (quite some years away from retiring myself, but when I have just played around with it I haven't found a single country you can't settle in if you got some cash to spend - haven't looked at North Korea though). And all of the countries mentioned are well known destinations for retired people to settle down - especially Thailand.
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Re: Kite Life Retirement Locations in Asia

Postby CaptainKook » Sat May 21, 2022 9:57 pm

Interesting topic for anyone considering possibilities of retiring to sunny beaches with wind.

Toby and the lucky ones have gone first as prospectors!!

Retirement Visas are per individual Govt requirements and may depend largely on funds available.

Given that retirement age can be from 40 years old for some countries, it would be beneficial to establish the retirement visa requirements for:
Thailand
Indonesia
Phillipines
Vietnam
Malaysia
Cambodia
Brazil
Mexico
Panama
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