If you are a foreigner in Thailand and you want to buy a car, you can apply to a bank for a loan. However, in order to get a loan, you will need to provide a certain set of documents:
- Passport of a foreigner with a valid long-term visa allowing stay in Thailand for the duration of the loan. If you do not have a valid visa, you must obtain one before applying for a loan.
- Work visa or work permit in Thailand (if a foreigner works in Thailand). If you are working in Thailand, you will need to provide the bank with your work visa or work permit.
- An income statement for the last 6 months from a bank in Thailand.
The amount of funds required in a foreigner’s account to obtain a car loan in Thailand may vary depending on the requirements of a particular bank, as well as the value of the car you plan to purchase.
In addition, banks may require the foreign borrower to have a regular source of income such as a salary or other type of stable income.
It is also worth considering that interest rates on car loans for foreigners can be higher than for local residents. This is because banks view foreign borrowers as riskier than locals. However, if you have a sufficient down payment and a good credit history, you may be able to get better loan terms.
In general, obtaining a car loan for a foreigner in Thailand can be quite difficult, but not impossible. If you prepare in advance and provide all the necessary documents, then you have a good chance of success!