Quote Originally Posted by Baanguru View Post
There are so many visas you can get in Thailand. They have the usual tourist visa, non-immigrant visa, marriage visa, retirement visa, 1 year non-immigrant visa, business visa and the permanent visa. In my case, I'm holding a permanent visa. To be granted by permanent visa you must have stayed in Thailand for 3 consecutive with 1 year visa extension and you must have a monthly income of 80,000 Baht if you are single.
There's a quota on numbers of individuals getting the PR Status as well. Only so many Brits, Americans, OZ etc are allowed to obtain this Visa each year and the cost is closer to 680K THB when all is said and done - if you are one of the 'lucky' ones to have been granted it.