Searching For That Special Location – A Place in the Sun Thailand
Searching For That Special Location – A Place in the Sun Thailand. It is almost everyone dream to find a place in the sun and for many people Thailand is the ideal place to relocate. There are over 26,000 expats living in Thailand and for many living in the capital city of Bankok is the only choice, while others are drawn to the islands such as Koh Lanta, Phuket, Samui and Koh Similan.
If you are considering a move to Thailand, it is essential to do your research so that you can avoid any costly issues.
Before you go ahead and make the move, you should make sure that you have:
• Researched your destination, and the local customs and laws
• Obtained independent legal advice
• Researched the tax regulations
• Made plans for your health cover
Once you have taken the decision to relocate to Thailand, you will undoubtedly need to enlist the services of an international moving company to ship your goods overseas and to help manage your move. White & Company can provide a top quality and efficient removal service to any international destination and as founder members of BAR, FIDI and Omni, you can rest assured your move will be in safe hands.
White & Company is the proud winner of the 2016 British Association of Removers ‘Overseas Mover of the Year’ Competition, as well as finalists in the 2017 competition, further reinforcing the high level of service they provide to all their customers.
Founded in 1871, they are one of the UK’s largest international moving companies:
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A Place in the Sun Thailand – About Thailand
The country is best known as a striking, affordable and exotic tourist destination. However, more and more British ex-pats are moving there and enjoying the warm and welcoming Thai culture. Teaching English is the most common type of work available, along with working in the service sector and the tourist industry.
Generally, the highest paying teaching jobs are at the many International schools in Thailand, although some of the English language schools are also a popular option. There are a good variety of international companies based in the larger cities such as Bangkok; these include PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Hewlett Packard, IBM, and Siemens.
The traffic in Thailand is among the worst in the world, and every care should be taken when driving in the larger cities. A better option would be to use the good public transport system of buses, trains, taxis and tuk-tuks.
A Place in the Sun Thailand – Buying a Property in Thailand
It can be difficult for foreigners to own property in Thailand and it is basically not an option for non-permanent residents. Ex-pats are allowed to buy a condominium, but only in complexes that have below a certain percentage of foreign ownership and given the country’s relative instability and changing laws, it may be best to rent in the short term.
If you decide you want to buy property in Thailand, you should make use of a local lawyer and an estate agent such as: www.thaiproperty.net/ They will ensure that you get the best possible deal when investing in property as well as assisting with any legal matters and language barriers.
A Place in the Sun Thailand – Education and Schools in Thailand
Thailand has a good range of reputable international schools and most parents tend to choose this option to educate their children. International schools offer a healthy assortment of curricula and are able to prepare students for SAT, A Level, IGCSE and IB exams. Help to select a school can be found at: http://www.isat.or.th/schools
A Place in the Sun Thailand – Working in Thailand
On finding a suitable job in Thailand, it would always be advisable to negotiate the job package in your home currency or in US Dollars.
After securing a job and getting the appropriate visa, you will need to get a work permit for Thailand and will need to meet the following requirements:
• Have your original passport
• Passport-sized photo
• An employer’s letter confirming the job appointment
• Qualification certificates
• Proof of residence in Thailand
In addition to the above requirements your employer may require you to undergo a medical check-up and provide the results as part of their work permit application.
A Place in the Sun Thailand – Currency Conversion
When moving overseas, making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm (foreign exchange company). Simply follow the link below to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free no obligation account. White and Company/foreign-exchange
Whether you need to arrange monthly payments to service an overseas mortgage, or wish to protect yourself against exchange rate fluctuations and fix the rate for up to a year, we will be able to suggest the most suitable way to do so. Open your free, no obligation account in as long as it takes to stop for a coffee.
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