Business Visa – Thailand

 Thailand Business Visa

A Thai Non Immigrant “B” visa is for foreigners who wish to work, conduct business or undertake investment activities in Thailand. Expat Gold can insure the Thai visa process is hassle free and smooth.  Various categories of the Non-Immigrant Visa are currently provided to meet the needs and qualifications of individual business persons. These include business visa Category “B”, business-approved visa Category “B-A” and investment and business visa Category “IB”.  Holder of this type of visa wishing to work in Thailand must be granted a work permit before starting work.  The first applies for a single entry with 90 day validity and then for a multiple entry with one-year validity.

There are 2 main categories in which foreigners can enter under this type of visa.Business in Thailand

Non-Immigrant B Visa (Running a Business)

Foreigners who wish to setup or conduct business in Thailand should apply for a Thai Non-Immigrant B visa.

  • 90 Days Non-Immigrant Visa (Single-Entry)

    This is an initial visa issued by the Thai embassy or consulate in your home country which allows a stay of 90 consecutive days in Thailand.

  • 1-Year Non-Immigrant Visa (Multiple-Entry)

    This is issued to those who want to conduct business and intend to frequently travel in and out of Thailand. The initial non-immigrant visa can be extended to this visa once the work permit is processed.

Non-Immigrant B Visa (Employment)

  • Foreigners who intend to work in Thailand should apply for an initial 90-Day Non-Immigrant B visa from their home country under employment category.
  • The work permit application takes place during the initial 90 days given through the initial visa.
  • Once a valid work permit is obtained, the applicant then applies for the 1-Year Non-Immigrant B visa inside Thailand.
  • 90-day reporting to any Thai Immigration Office is required to the visa holder under this category.
  • A re-entry permit is required if the applicant wishes to travel outside of the country.
  • Renewal of this visa can be done inside Thailand.

Applicants for Non-Immigrant B Visa to Thailand must demonstrate that they are neither a public nor a security threat to the Thai government. Furthermore, applicants must be physically present in the country where they lodge their visa application.

The general requirements for this type of visa are as follows:

  • A passport with at least 6-month validity from the date of your intended arrival in Thailand.
  • An invitation or confirmation letter to clarify the purpose of travel issued by the concerned organization.
  • Embassy fee.
  • Additional supporting document requested by the Royal Thai embassy or consulate.
  • Proof of financial funds and travel itinerary.

The visa applicants are advised to apply for their visa either by mail or in person at the Royal Thai embassy or consulate in their home country.

  • Preparation of the documents provided to the visa applicants by the person, company or the organization who offered the employment invitation in Thailand.
  • Submission of the required documents to the Thai embassy or consulate in the applicant’s home country by mail or in person.
  • Payment of the embassy or consular fees which can either be by cash, check, or by credit card.
  • Review and processing of the visa application. The processing time usually takes 5 to 10 business days which depends with the Thai embassy or consulate where the application is lodged.

 (1)   Foreigners who wish to work in Thailand must provide the following documents:
                 – Passport or travel document with validity of not less than 6 months.
                 – Completed visa application form.
                 – Recent passport-sized photograph (4 x 6 cm) of the applicant taken within the  past 6 months.
                 – Evidence of adequate finance (20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family).
                 – Letter of approval from the Ministry of Labour.  To obtain this letter, the applicant’s prospective employer in Thailand is required to submit Form WP3 at the Office of Foreign Workers Administration, Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour Tel. 02-2452745, or at the Provincial Employment Office in his or her respective province. 
                – Copy of Work Permit issued by the Ministry of Labour and alien income tax or Por Ngor Dor 91 (only in the case where applicant has previously worked in Thailand). 
               – Corporate documents of hiring company in Thailand such as:
                1) business registration and business license
                2) list of shareholders
                3) company profile
                4) details of business operation
                5) list of foreign workers stating names, nationalities and positions
                6) map indicating location of the company
                7) balance sheet, statement of Income Tax and Business Tax (Por Ngor Dor 50 and Por Ngor Dor 30 of the latest year)
               8) value-added tax registration (Por Por 20)
            –  Document indicating the number of foreign tourists (for tourism business only), or document indicating export transactions issued by banks (for export business only).
N.B.
           – An alien who receives a Non-Immigrant visa can work in Thailand once he or she is being granted a work permit.   An alien in violation of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979) concerning taking up employment without work permit or the Royal Decree B.E. 2522 (1979) concerning holding employment in certain restricted occupations and professions shall be prosecuted and imprisoned or fined, or shall face both penalties.
           – It is recommended that the applicant should apply for visa at the Thai Embassy/ Consulate in the country where he/she has the residence

       (2)   Foreigners who wish to conduct business in Thailand must provide the following documents:
             – Passport or travel document with a validity of not less than 6 months. 
             – Completed application form.
             – Recent passport-sized photograph (4 x 6 cm) photograph of the applicant taken within the past 6 months.
            – Evidence of adequate finance (20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family) for the duration of stay in Thailand
            – Letter from the applicant’s company indicating the applicant’s position, length of employment, salary and purpose of visit(s) to Thailand.
            – Documents showing correspondence with business partners in Thailand.
            – Evidence of financial status in the case where the applicant is self-employed.
            – Letter of invitation from trading or associated partners/companies in Thailand.
            – Corporate documents of associated partners/companies in Thailand such as:
            1) business registration and business license
            2) list of shareholders
            3) company profile
            4) details of business operation
            5) map indicating location of the company
            6) balance sheet, statement of Income Tax and Business Tax (Por
Ngor Dor 50 and Por Ngor Dor 30) of the latest year
            7)  value-added tax registration (Por Por 20)
      (3)  Copies of company documents must be signed by the Board of Directors or authorised managing director and affix seal of company.
      (4)  Additional documents may be requested as and when necessary.  In the absence of a required document, applicant must provide a letter explaining the unavailability of such document.  Applicant must endorse on each and every page of the submitted copies of documentation.  Documents in foreign languages must be translated into Thai and should be notorised by notary organs or by the applicant’s diplomatic or consular mission. 
     (5)  Holder of this type of visa is entitled to stay in Thailand for a maximum period of 90 days.  He or she may apply for an extension of stay at the Office of the Immigration Bureau and may be granted such extension for a period of one year from the date of first entry into Thailand.

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