Foreign Currency Requirements for Purchasing a Condo
The Condominium Act of 1979 is restrictive of foreign ownership of condominiums in Thailand, but generally allows it for foreigners who permanent residents, or those who have entered the country on an investment promotion visa, or for those who have fulfilled certain requirements related to the transfer or withdrawal of foreign currency. In regards to those foreign currency requirements, the Land Department Regulation Re: Foreign Ownership of Condominium Units of 2004 defines the foreign currency requirements below.
The foreign purchaser must provide evidence of either (1) remitting foreign currency into Thailand, or (2) withdrawing Thai baht from the bank account of a person who is domiciled outside of Thailand, or (3) withdrawing money from a foreign currency account in an amount no less than the purchase price of the condominium unit that is intended to be purchased.
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