Destination Thailand Visa (DTV): The Real Digital Nomads Visa

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Good news for digital nomads and remote workers who want to live in Thailand legally: Thailand just announced the new Destination Thailand Visa (DTV) that aims specifically at digital nomads and remote workers.

It’s a part of new visa promotions to increase Thailand tourism.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Destination Thailand Visa (DTV).

Disclaimer: The information about this new visa is limited at the moment since it was recently announced on May 28, 2024. We will keep updating this article once more information becomes available.

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What Is It?

According to Bangkok Post, the Thailand Cabinet just announced many types of visa promotions to promote the country’s tourism, which is the main industry of Thailand.

One of the new visa promotions is the release of the Destination Thailand Visa (DTV), which is especially for those who want to work in Thailand while traveling at the same time (workcation).

The DTV visa aims specifically at digital nomads, remote workers, and those who come to Thailand for the following activities:

  • Muay Thai
  • Thai cuisine
  • Education
  • Sport activities
  • Medical treatment
  • Foreign talent
  • Seminars
  • Art and music events

What Can You Do With DTV?

With the Destination Thailand Visa, you are allowed to stay in Thailand for up to 180 days per year. The visa is valid for 5 years.

It’s also possible to extend your stay in Thailand once for a maximum of 180 days.

Requirements

There are two known main requirements:

  • You need to be at least 20 years old
  • You need to have financial proof of at least 500,000 baht throughout your stay in Thailand.

If these are the only requirements, the visa is very attractive since the income requirement is much lower than every country in Asia that has a digital nomad visa.

For example, in Malaysia, you need to have an annual income of US$24,000 while Japan requires a much higher amount at US$68,000 for a digital nomad visa.

Can You Work in Thailand with DTV?

The information is quite vague at the moment.

However, it’s possible that you can work online for your overseas clients while living in Thailand.

Also, you still cannot work for a company in Thailand since this should be only for those who have a Thailand work permit.

We will update this section again once we learn more from the official source.

Visa Fee

There’s a visa fee of 10,000 baht for the Destination Thailand Visa.

How to Apply for the Destination Thailand Visa

We still need to wait for an official source on the application process. However, it’s highly possible that you can apply directly at the immigration office in Thailand.

You should also be able to apply for it from the Thailand consulate or embassy.

Additional Benefits

Another great benefit of the Destination Thailand Visa is that you can bring your legal dependent, including:

  • Your legal spouse
  • Your children who are younger than 20 years old.

When Will the Destination Thailand Visa Become Available?

We should know more information about it on June 1st, 2024.

Other Visa Promotions

In addition to the Destination Thailand Visa, there are other visa promotions including:

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Saran Lhawpongwad is a Bangkokian by birth. He loves to share what he learns based on his insights living and running business in Thailand. While not at his desk, he likes to be outdoors exploring the world with his family. You can connect with him on his LinkedIn.

1 thought on “Destination Thailand Visa (DTV): The Real Digital Nomads Visa”

  1. So far it’s been very inoressive to be and talk to Thai people very friendly like when I grew up in Sweden

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