If you know that you will be staying in Thailand for a long period of time, you will probably want to open a Thai bank account. Having a Thai bank account can help you handle your money, including sending and receiving money from your country, wherever you live. It can also make your life in Thailand a lot easier because you can use it to pay for goods and services in Thailand.
There are obviously some restrictions for foreigners who want to open a bank account in Thailand. In this post, we are going to explain what a foreigner will need to open a bank account and which banks are popular in Thailand.
What documents will you need?
- Valid passport
- A certificate of residence in Thailand. Or you could use a Thai driving license, a utility bill, or a house book.
The most popular banks in Thailand are as follows:
- Bangkok bank
- Kasikorn bank
- Siam Commercial Bank
It would also be reasonable to point out that Bangkok Bank is the most preferred choice if you decide to extend your visa.
Is it possible to open a Bank account in Thailand whilst on a Tourist visa?
Yes, it is possible to open a Thai bank account with only a tourist visa in the tourist areas. In Pattaya city, you might want to go to the banks located in the large shopping centers. If you are in the Soi Buakhow area, you will find an abundance of banks. If our Pattaya office can offer you assistance in opening a bank account, should you require any assistance, please send us an email today.