HOW DO I OPEN A THAI BANK ACCOUNT IN PATTAYA?
Getting a Thai Bank Account in Pattaya can be difficult, we can make it easy
Assistance Fee: 3000 Baht
A question we’re asked on a daily basis is “How can I get a Thai bank account in Pattaya?”. This is one of the first basic things you need when you come to Thailand, it’s essential when living or working in any country. It can, however, be a bit tricky, with various responses from banks in and around Pattaya, from “you’ve got the wrong visa” to “The laws have changed, you cannot”, or “You need to buy this health insurance” or just a simple “Falang Mai Dai”.
J & E Concierge have arrangements with various banks in Pattaya and can make this process very easy, saving you the time and frustration. So whether you’re looking to retire in Pattaya, or just stay for an extended time, get in touch with us and we will be more than happy to help.
Opening a Thai Bank account may be the first hurdle you come across in your new life here in Pattaya, so aside from everything we’ve mentioned, we can also offer professional assistance with anything from business to personal matters that come up on a daily basis, whether it be visa services, Thai driving licenses, accounting, or basic household maintenance needs like cleaning and many more. We also offer concierge packages where you can use our services for many different issues and just draw from your concierge package balance.
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How to get a Thai Bank Account on a tourist visa, without a work permit?
When you are staying in Thailand for more than a few weeks, you soon come to the realization that getting access to your overseas money is costing a fortune in fees. The bad news is that most banks will require you to have a work visa. The good news is that you can get a Thai bank account pretty easily, with a tourist visa. But (more bad news) as found in many forums posts on the topic, there is no consistency. It is up to the discretion of the Bank manager and staff on any given day. Sure, anyone with a work permit and a passport can get an account at any bank, but what about the person who is here for 3-12 months that wants to save in overseas fees and have the convenience of being able to purchase items without being charged that 3% credit card fee.
The Benefits of Opening a Thai Bank Account
No ATM Withdraw Fees
Having a Thai bank account almost everything is free but not much will cost more than 150 Baht.
No Conversion Rate Fees
You lose a good percentage when withdrawing overseas funds in Thailand. In addition using an overseas credit card will usually incur an additional 3%
You get a Thai Debit Card
Not just an ATM card but as is the practice now days, it can also be used as prepaid Visa credit card. But more importantly you do not have to carry cash around with you, all major stores, takeouts and facilities accept this payment.
Complete the form to inquire about opening a Thai bank account