Thailand Business Visa

Non-Immigrant B Visa

Also known as a Non-Immigrant B Visa, a Thailand Business Visa is an optimal choice if you’re looking to launch a business venture or startup in Thailand. For aspiring workers, a Thai Business Visa is also required to earn permission to work in Thailand.

Visa Options

Choose your nationality and type of visa

There are two different categories that you can choose to apply for the visa:

Business Visa Thailand for Conducting Business

If you intend to visit Thailand to put a business plan into motion, then choose this particular option as a result. Holding this visa allows you to register a company in Thailand, regardless if it's a startup or a firm.

Two visas fall under this criteria:

Business Visa Thailand for Employment

This is also known as a Thailand Work Visa. Set your sights on this category if you intend to visit Thailand primarily for work.

  1. If you go down this path, you will first acquire a 90-day Non-Immigrant Visa sponsored by your employer under the designated employment category. 
  2. Once you have received the 90-day visa, you must then apply for a work permit. 
  3. When successful, your work permit allows you to extend your 90-day visa into a 1-year Non-Immigrant B visa, obtainable at the Thai Immigration Office.

Conditions of a Thailand Business Visa

To remain in Thailand without any issues, you will need to adhere to a set of rules while on a Thailand Business Visa.

  • You have to apply for a re-entry permit every time you want to fly out of Thailand, if on a 90-day visa.
  • You must report to the Thai immigration office every 90 days if you are holding a 1-year non-immigrant B visa.
  • If you want to renew your visa, it must be done in Thailand.
  • If you want to acquire a work permit to be able to work inside Thailand, you will first need to acquire a 90-day Non-Immigrant B Visa. You will have to complete the work permit application during these 90 days. 

Requirements of a Thai Business Visa

To apply for a Thai Business Visa, you need to submit a set of the following documents:

  • Valid passport with no less than 6 months validity remaining on it
  • Completed Non-Immigrant B Visa application form
  • Recent passport-sized photograph in a 4 x 6 cm format (the photo must be taken no longer than 6 months ago)
  • Proof of finances (20,000 THB if applying for it alone and 40,000 THB if you are traveling with family)
  • Your travel itinerary 

There are other documents required for the application depending on whether you are applying for employment purposes or to conduct business within the country. Because these documents are often difficult to acquire, it's worth consulting Siam Legal for details on what items you need and how to get them.

Any documents from corporations and businesses must be certified by the company’s Board of Directors or a Managing Director. You will also need to be physically present in the country you’re submitting your application in.

Please note that all documents you provide will need to be in either Thai or English; any documents in a different language will need to be translated and notarized.

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How to apply for a Thai Business Visa

You will need to complete the following steps once all of your documents are in order:

  1. Receive the employment invitation from the company you will be working for in Thailand. 
  2. Gather all required documents as stated on the employment invitation and apply for a 90-day Non-Immigrant Visa.
  3. Submit the documents to the nearest Royal Thai Consulate or Embassy. 
  4. Pay the embassy or consulate fees (2,000 THB for a single-entry business visa and 5,000 THB for a multiple-entry business visa).*
  5. Apply to extend your 90-day Non-Immigrant Visa into a 1-year Non-Immigrant Business (B) Visa.
  6. Await the approval of your Thai Business Visa. It usually takes between 5 to 10 business days before you will receive the results (this varies depending on the location you’re applying in). 

*NOTE: You have several payment methods available to complete this stage of the application. These include:

  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Bank Cheque

Contact Us

If you are determined to get your Thailand Business Visa efficiently and swiftly, then reach out to Siam Legal. Leveraging over 20 years of professional experience and intensive knowledge of Thai business visas, we will guide you through your Business Visa application, ensuring that it is free from any errors that might cause delays or rejection.

Utilizing our services also helps you make a well-informed decision on proceeding with the Business Visa or not, especially as you’ll have more knowledge on how it will align with your needs.

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