Opening an account in a Thai bank in Phuket or Pattaya

opening an account in Pattaya on Phuket in Thailand

To open a Thai bank account as an expat, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Select a bank. There are many banks in Thailand offering services to expats. When choosing a bank, you should pay attention to the following factors:
    • Tariffs and commissions. Make sure your bank's rates and fees meet your needs.
    • Availability of services. Make sure the bank has branches or ATMs in your area.
    • Support in English. Make sure the bank offers support in English.
  2. Gather the necessary documents. To open a Thai bank account, an expat must provide the following documents:
    • Passport.
    • Visa.
    • Certificate of income.
    • Proof of residential address in Thailand.
    • TM-30 – certificate of registration in Thailand.
    • May need driver's license (Thai or your state will do)
    • Resident certificate
  3. Visit the bank. After you have chosen a bank and collected the necessary documents, you need to visit a bank branch to open an account. At the bank branch you will be asked to fill out an application to open an account and provide the originals of all necessary documents.
  4. Top up your account. Once your account is opened, you need to make a deposit into it. The minimum deposit amount depends on the bank.
  5. You will be required to offer insurance and may be required to provide additional documents.

Here is a list of some banks in Thailand that offer services to expats:

  • Bangkok Bank
  • Kasikorn

Tips for opening a Thai bank account for expats:

  • Come to the bank on a weekday in the morning. At this time, there will be fewer people at the bank, and you will be able to go through the account opening procedure faster.
  • Be prepared to fill out a lot of paperwork. Bank employees may speak English, but it is still better to be prepared for the fact that you will have to communicate with them in Thai.
  • Make sure you understand all account opening conditions. Please read all terms and conditions carefully before signing the application to open an account.

Assistance in opening an account in a Thai bank in Phuket and Pattaya

We provide assistance in opening accounts in Thai banks in Phuket and Pattaya. We will accompany you to the bank and communicate with bank employees. You only need to allocate an hour of your time and money.

You can use the card that we help you open right away, unless you need a personalized card - it is produced within a week.

If you do not have documents on hand such as a resident certificate or TM 30, as well as a housing contract, we will help solve this problem.

You can find out more about our assistance services in opening an account in Thai banks


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