Thursday, July 2, 2009

Relocating to Bangkok

Passports

You have to assure your passports have at least six months validity before entering Thailand. Also, making multiple copies of your passports and keep them separate from the original is recommended
Visas & work permits

You must organize visas and work permits for yourself and your family. Click here to find more information about immigration
Other documents

Making copies of your important documents such as birth, marriage and divorce certificates; education degrees & transcripts; resumes; tax & insurance is highly recommend you will need the originals for renewing visas, opening bank accounts, obtaining work permits, tax requirements and any embassy business Taking passport-sized photographs is a good idea as they are required for schools, visas, work permits, bank accounts and other formalities

Taking passport-sized photographs is a good idea as they are required for schools, visas, work permits, bank accounts and other formalities
Immunizations

Advice recommendation from your doctor for current immunization/vaccination requirements if it is needed
Moving

It is recommended using the services of a reputable international moving company in your country
Temporary accommodation

Probably the most important of the decisions you will have to make when you arrive in a new country is where to stay. Fortunately, finding a place to stay in Bangkok is not a big problem.

Staying in Hotels is a good idea as temporary accommodation upon arrival. You can find a number of hotels in Bangkok ranging from back street guest house to the deluxe hotels like Hilton. Staying in serviced apartments is also an alternative to hotel until you have found your new home. To find your ideal serviced apartment , start you search by clicking here
Long term accommodation

The types of accommodation available in Bangkok are variety ? Condominiums, Apartments, house ? you name it, and the areas expatriates live in are diverse. If you are relocating to Bangkok, try to stay close to the skytrain (BTS) or subway route (MRT); silom, sukhumvit or Chitlom, area are recommended.