Retirement Visa in Expat Issues Posted October 10, 2006 I am in a similar position to Richard, have retired in the UK at 51 and am in Pattaya on a non immigrant visa. I might go for a retirement visa next year and could bring over 800,000 baht. My query is does anyone know if this can be put into an interest bearing account or would I lose the interest on this (sat in the UK that could amount to around £500 + pa). Well regardless what a prevous poster said if you bring that money over with you you may well get knocked back. I got my Retirement Visa in March and was told that it had to be wired in from outside the country to even be considered. Now that said another BM here renewed his Retirement Visa and did not wire in the money to top the account back to 800,000 and they still renewed it for him. So who knows changes depending on who you talk to. As far as Interest I am getting 5.12% on a 10 month CD with Bangkok Bank was a special deal in April. The TMB is offering 5.05 % but not sure the term length.