May 17

Compulsory Medical Insurance Coming Soon


The Thai immigration authorities have announced that from July, 2019 long stay visa holders over 50 years old ( retirement visas and extensions) will require medical insurance.

Coverage requirements are as follows:

  • In Patient - Years cover of 400,000 Baht
  • Out Patient - Years cover of 40,000 Baht

This insurance has to be current at the time of visa application or extension renewal.

A policy issued by a Thai...

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Jan 30

Buying a SIM Card in Thailand - Biometric Data Needed Soon?

New Rules For Buying A SIM Card in Thailand

Starting in 2015 it was a requirement for a buyer of a SIM card to register the purchase using his or her personal details. This has now moved on and as of 1st February, 2018 they want bio-metric data as well. At first this was only going to apply to Thai nationals buying a SIM, but it appears it will be applied to foreigners as well.

The biometric data could be a fingerprint scan,...

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Jan 5

Drone Owners Beware in Thailand - UPDATED


If you own a drone or are thinking of getting one, it is now a requirement that it is registered before it flies in Thailand.

The registration can be made at police stations. You will need your identification, serial number of the drone and a photo of it.  From what I have read there is no mention of a fee but that does not mean there is not one, and there is no mention of whether a foreigner can own and operate a drone or...

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Dec 31

Happy New Year !



We would like to wish everyone a happy new year and we hope 2018 will bring all you want. Have fun wherever you are! 

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Dec 12

Bangkok Condo Oversupply - Be Realistic - An Owners View

- The following does not apply to the high end condo market - 

It seems that a very large number of people are wanting to sell their empty, low end to mid end condos located in my area of because it is so hard to find tenants. 

I can only think that it has something to do with the massive oversupply of new and vacant condos resulting in a slow but sure decline in prices that some owners do not accept is happening. This...

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The On Nut Condos Blog - For Ex Pats Living in Bangkok

This blog is a place for us to put articles that we may think can help Ex Pats living in Bangkok, Thailand.  If you want to contribute let us know by email to . This is a new concept for us and any help from Bangkok residents or potential residents would be appreciated.