Thailand’s Non-Immigrant Business visa (Non-B) are required for those travelling to Thailand for business meetings or attend conferences and those who will work in Thailand. An applicant submits the applicant at the Thai Embassy or consulate with the relevant documents and indicate the purpose and it can be multiple or single-Entry visas. The documents required varies depending on the purpose thus it is best to check by calling or check the embassies website.
For the purpose of employment, below is the general requirement:
1. Original and signed copies of passport
2. Colored passport sized photo (3 pcs)
3. Air tickets
1. WP3 (Pre-approved Work Permit).
2. Company registration documents
3. Phor Phor 01 (VAT Registration)
4. Phor Phor 20 (VAT Certificate)
5. Phor Phor 09 (if any)
6. PND1, Phor Phor 30 and Social Security contribution for the latest 3 months
7. Employment Contract
8. Guarantee Letter addressed to the Thai Embassy
The applicant will be given a Single-Entry Non-B visa and the Thai work permit will be applied immediately after arriving to Thailand.
1. Enter Thailand with a tourist visa and then convert to retirement visa.
2. Apply for retirement visa at the Thai Embassy or Consulate-General in your country.
It is recommended that you apply for a Non-O visa prior to arriving to Thailand. You will be given 90 days visa validity and will be extended to one year.
1. Original and passport copy
2. Thai bank book showing a deposit of 800,000 Thai Baht for at least 2 months for first time application and 3 months for visa renewal; or a monthly income of at least 65,000 Thai Baht
3. Bank’s guarantee letter. If these funds came from oversea, there must be Foreign Exchange Transfer (FET).
4. Lease Agreement of residence or incase of ownership, the title deed and house registration
5. Location map of residence
6. TM30 notification of house owner
7. Recent photo, 4x6 cm
A foreigner who holds a work permit and a Non-B visa is entitled to apply a Non-Immigrant O Visa (Non-O) for a family member namely wife, children and parents who are at least 50 years old. Marriage or birth certificate are required documents as proof of relationship.
Marriage Visa (Non-Immigrant O Visa)
The first time application for Marriage Visa can be done in two ways. The first option is done at a Thai Embassy or Consulate-General and the second is converting a tourist visa at the Immigration Office in Thailand. The latter must be submitted 15 days before the visa expires.
1. Original and passport copy
2. Thai bank book showing a deposit of 400,000 Thai Baht for at least 2 months for first time application and 3 months for visa renewal; or a monthly income of 40,000 Thai Baht
3. Bank’s guarantee letter. If these funds came from oversea, there must be Foreign Exchange Transfer (FET) .
4. Marriage Registration Certificate and Kor Ror 2
5. Birth certificates of your children, if any
6. Photographs with the applicant’s wife or husband
7. Original and coy of wife’s (or husband’s) Thai ID and House Registration
8. Lease Agreement of residence or incase of ownership, the title deed and house registration
9. Location map of residence
10. TM30 ification of House-Master or owner
11. Recent photo, 4x6 cm
Thailand Elites Visa provides long term stay benefits for foreigners and this comes with various benefits from VIP treatment at the airport to golf club membership to shopping and many more.
Thailand Elites Visa can be applied before you come to Thailand. On the other hand, those who are already staying here can apply by converting their current visa to Elite Visa. The process takes around 15 days and once the approval letter is issued, the applicant will get the visa at the Immigration along with the Elite Card and welcome kit.
There are different kinds of Thailand Elite Visa
1. Elite Ultimate Privilege Membership: 20 years validity; 2,000,000 Baht membership fee; 20,000 Baht annual fee; 20% transfer fee based prevailing rate.
2. Elite Easy Access Membership: 5 years validity; 600,000 Baht (VAT Included) membership fee; non-transferable/non-refundable
3. Elite Superiority Extension Members: 20 years validity; 1,000,000 Baht (VAT Included) membership fee; non-transferable/non-refundable
4. Elite Family Premium Membership: Validity is subject to the validity of the core member; 1,000,000 Baht (VAT Included) membership fee; one-time transferable only to immediate family; 20% transfer fee based prevailing rate; 10,000 annual fees
The Alien Occupation Act, adopted in 1973, updated in 1978, and amended almost yearly, requires all foreign nationals working in Thailand to obtain a work permit prior to starting work in
Thailand. Note that the definition of work applies to voluntary, unpaid work as well as paid work.
Section 8 of the Act stipulates that while a prospective employer may file an application on the foreign national's behalf in advance of commencing work, the work permit will not be issued until
the foreign national has entered Thailand in accordance with the immigration laws. The work permit is initially valid only for the period that the foreign national's non-immigrant visa permits them to remain in Thailand.
The work permit is subject to renewal in accordance with the renewed or extended visa. For foreign nationals who are holders of a Residence Permit, the work permit can be renewed annually. The Labour Department will in principle grant an initial duration of one year for the work permit. A work permit must be renewed before its expiry date or it will automatically lapse. Applicants for work permits may not enter the Kingdom as tourists or transients. Work permit applications must be made with proper care and attention to maximize the chances of a permit being granted and to minimize delay.
Ascend Advisor's team have extensive experience in the application and maintenance process and have an excellent working relationship with the Labour Department, ensuring a very high success rate.