Are you planning a move to Thailand? Do you have worries, concerns, questions, or more that you need help with? There is a lot of information that you need to obtain and be aware of before you make a move like this. Sea & Air International can help you sort out all the details, information, and more that you will need.
Let Us Move You To Thailand
Sea & Air International is a highly recommended moving company. We have helped numerous people move internationally over the years. Our services will help you to feel more comfortable and relieve some of the stress that comes along with these types of changes. Some of the many ways that we help you are:
- We Help You Know All The Personal Documents Needed- Passport, Visa, Work Permit, ID, Work Permit, and More
- We Help You Know All The Vehicle Documents Needed- Passport, Registration, Import License, Bill Of Lading, and More
- We Help You Know All The Pet Documents Needed- Certificate For Microchip, Vaccination Records, Health Certificate, and More
- We Help You Know What Items Are Restricted, Prohibited, or Dutiable
For more convenience to our customers, we offer climate-controlled storage units. This way, we can give you the assurance you need that your belongings are taken care of while you’re gone. Our team is knowledgeable and experienced in international moves, we want to be the ones to show you excellent customer service.
Moving To Thailand?
Moving to Thailand is exciting and full of many different potentials. The sites and views are endless in this country. You can observe the many beaches that are full of tropical atmospheres, ancient ruins, and gorgeous temples. There are many beach resorts located here too.
The population is roughly 69 million. We can help you make this major change in your life and move to Thailand. Sea & Air International has helped numerous people make international moves, and we can help you too.
Can We Answer Your Questions?
Sea & Air International wants to provide you with the information that you need to feel comfortable with this move. That is why we are always available to answer the questions that you have. Listed below are a few of the most commonly asked questions we hear.
Is It Expensive To Live In Thailand?
Yes and no. This answer is going to depend on what you are used to. As an average example, you can make $1,500-$2,000 a month a reasonable budget to live within.
What Do I Need To Move To Thailand Permanently?
In order to permanently live in Thailand as an American, you will need to obtain some documents. Initially, you will apply for a 60 to 90-day visa. From there, you will have it extended when you are near Thai Immigration. Please contact our office for more info about international moves.
PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED GOODS
Firearms, ammunition, pornographic literature, and short-wave radios are prohibited. For nondiplomatic automobiles and motorcycles the shipper must obtain approval from the Ministry of Commerce prior to his forwarding the vehicles from the origin, this import permit is not normally granted to foreigners. Heavy import taxes are placed on automobiles, under 2,400 CC 213% CIF, under 3000 CC 251% CIF, and from 3000 CC 308% CIF. Subject to duties: sports equipment, children’s toys, luxury goods, pianos, office equipment, more than one type of electrical appliance, and alcohol.
Personal and household effects may be imported duty-free in respect provided certain criteria are met. Shippers without duty-free status can still import subject to payment of duties and taxes.
Shipments must arrive no later than six months after the arrival of the importer bearing a non-immigrant visa, to qualify for duty-free status.
Persons possessing a one-year non-immigrant visa with a valid work permit at the time shipment is imported can import one sea and one air shipment of used household goods duty-free from the country of last residence.
Returning Thai residents having stayed abroad for more than 12 months can import one air and one sea shipment of used household goods duty-free. Shipment must originate from the country of residence.
Citizens other than Thai nationals, on change of domicile, if holding a Thai resident visa can also import from their country of last residence one air and one sea shipment of used household goods duty-free (providing that they have been abroad for more than 12 months).
Persons under diplomatic passport, Thai Government recognized AID organizations & Board of Investment, who are allowed to stay in Thailand for a certain period (usually one to two years) can also import one air and one sea shipment of used household goods duty-free.
Copies of the inventory.
Ocean bill of lading.
The shipper’s original passport.
All nondiplomatic shipments must be consigned to the following:
Shipper’s full name (as in passport)
C/O our agent (name with completed address)
Diplomatic shipments must be consigned to:
the shipper’s name (as in passport)
C /O their embassy mission, or organization.
All shipments must be marked on the ocean bills of lading or air waybills as “Used Personal Effects”.
Do not declare as household directs or household effects or household goods.
Failure to follow the above instructions may cause serious customs delays and result in higher import fees for the shipper.
Please note that due to the very narrow and congested streets in Bangkok, it is very difficult to move 40′ containers to shippers’ residences. While 20′ containers can be delivered to some residences, it is advisable to avoid loose packing of the containers. It is recommended to pack all goods into wooden lift vans. This ensures that the goods can be brought directly to the residence without re-handling.
Making a false or misleading statement to the Authorities is an offense and may involve heavy penalties. Drug trafficking is against the law and severe penalties apply
Important: This information is intended for general guidance. Sea & Air International cannot, however, take responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such it is advisable to contact the nearest Australian customs office for full and current information prior to importation.