📅 September 07, 2022

Moving to Thailand as a Digital Nomad: Checklist & Useful Facts

Authored by Andrea Villegas

Travel
Moving to Thailand as a Digital Nomad: Checklist & Useful Facts

For digital nomads, Thailand is an obvious choice for your winter destination. It is cheap, beautiful, and filled with opportunities to explore the country (not to mention the big and warm digital nomad community waiting for you!) Whether you are familiar or not with Thailand, this article will help you plan your trip.


Digital Nomad Checklist for Thailand

✔ Book Flights in your preferred platform e.g. https://www.google.com/travel/flights . The first step in every trip is to book a flight. Take a look at Google Flights as it gathers prices from all over the internet and all booking platforms.


✔ Check e-Visa Requirements in Official Page: https://www.thaievisa.go.th .   You most likely need a visa to enter Thailand. Check out the official government page to be ready for customs.


✔ Visas available for Thailand: Check out 9 available visas here: https://bit.ly/3zWVYiU . If you want to stay longer in Thailand, you can check out long-term visa options in visadb.io.



✔ Service recommendation for Digital Nomad Visa Options for Thailand: Contact Amanda here: https://bit.ly/3C8wPEM . Amanda is incredible and is ready to assist you in relocating to Thailand as a retiree, English teacher, volunteer, and more!


✔ Insurance recommendation: https://bit.ly/3SKlBMC . It is better to be prepared for any health issues. SafetyWing can cover you for only $10.50USD per week if you are under 40 years old.


✔ Find amazing and cheap accommodation. In Thailand, you can find beautiful apartments for only $300USD! Check out Airbnb or you local Facebook Group.


✔ Get your luggage ready: https://solgaard.co . Solgaard has incredible luggage options for you which include closet, charger entries, 360º wheels, and more. The best part is that you help save the oceans from the beaches we love so much, as they are made from ocean plastic.



What do you need to know about Thailand?

➛ Cost of living: From 497.48USD (Rent Excluded)

➛ Cost of rent: From 360.82 (1 bedroom in city center)

➛ Currency: Baht (฿) (‎THB‎)‎

➛ Most popular cities: Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Chon Buri & Ubon Ratchathani

➛ Best months to work remotely from: November until mid-April

➛ Popular festivals: Candle Festival on Khao Phansa Day, the Tak Bat Thewo Festival on Awk Phansa Day, the Flower Alms Offering Festival, the Kathina or Annual Buddhist Robe Offering Ceremony, and the Buddhist Forest Robe Offering Ceremony.

➛ Map with Cafés and Coworking Spaces: https://bit.ly/3dxn7S5. We only added spaces with a ranking of +4.5 stars. Let us know if you have recommendations!

➛ Opening hours: Government Offices 8.30 to 14.30 | Private Companies 8.30 to 17.30 | Museums 9.00 to 16.00 | Pubs & Bars 20.00 to 1.00

➛ GET A VAT Refund: (ONLY FOR TOURISTS, not available for other kinds of visas) Present the goods and VAT Refund Application for Tourist Form (P.P.10) and original tax invoices to the Customs officer before check-in at the airline counter on the departure date.



Thailand offers many business and cultural opportunities for digital nomads, so do not miss out on this incredible destination. We hope this article is a starting point in your journey to the Land of the Free.



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