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Thailand Business Visa: Most Frequently Asked Questions

Find out everything you need to know about Business Visas in Thailand and get all the answers to the most frequently asked questions

What documents does an employee provide in order to be eligible for a Thai business visa?

A Thai Business Visa is suitable for foreigners who want to do business or invest in Thailand, or for any foreign national who wants to apply for a work permit to work in Thailand.
This visa is not the same as a work permit, which allows you to work in Thailand, but in most cases, you must first obtain a Thai Business Visa before applying for a Thai Work Permit. Here are the list of documents that you must provide to the Immigration Bureau of Thailand.

An invitation letter from the relevant organization proving the aim of the visit.
Travel plans and financial resources proof
Fee charged by the embassy
A Passport that is valid for six months from the date of your intended entry into the country.
The consulate or the Royal Thai embassy can request additional documents.
Passport copies that have been self-attested
Visa for non-immigrants
Authenticated degree of education
Authenticated certificates or licenses
Departure card (TM.6)
ACV or resume detailing the applicant’s work experience.
Transcript of records
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Key Points:

  • The B-A Non-Immigrant Visa is intended for foreign nationals who wish to establish or invest in a business in Thailand.
  • This visa is not the same as a work permit, which allows you to work in Thailand.
  • You must first have a job offer, an investment or a formal invitation to conduct business in Thailand before applying for a Non-Immigrant B Visa.

What is the procedure for obtaining a Thai business visa?

Since the application processes and documentation are slightly different between countries and embassies, it is vital to double-check with the embassy or consulate you wish to apply to ensure there are no additional documents or application processes.

Before applying for a Non-Immigrant B visa, you must have a job offer, an investment, or a formal invitation to conduct business in Thailand, and you must be able to give documentation of this. You can submit documents directly to the embassy or consulate from your prospective employer or a third party. Your application for admission will not be granted until all required documents have been received.

A single entry Non-Immigrant B visa costs around 2,000 Baht and a multiple entry visa costs around 5,000 Baht. Before submitting your application, double-check the fee sum and pay it in full with cash or credit card. The fees charged should be cleared in full before any visa applications can be processed.

The application process for a Non-Immigrant B Visa will take up to 10 working days from the time all of the necessary paperwork and fees are issued, but if you apply in person, some embassies will issue you a visa the same day.

Can I receive special treatment if I travel to Thailand frequently for business?

You may apply for a multiple-entry business visa for 1 to 3 years. This way, you can visit Thailand as many times as you want.

A Thai business visa is required for foreigners applying for jobs or starting businesses in Thailand.

What are the advantages of holding a Thai business visa?

A business visa in Thailand enables you to work in the country. You can either start your own business or work for a local company in Thailand. You can visit Thailand as many times as you like with this type of visa and stay for up to 90 days each time.

After your application has been accepted, you will be notified by your local Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate and a B-A visa will be issued to you allowing you.

Is it possible to start a business in Thailand and have it sponsor my visa?

In order to reach Thailand and then start a company, you’ll need at least a Thai non-immigrant visa and you must show that your company has a paid-up registered capital of 2,000,000 baht in order to apply for a work permit. Additionally, you have to hire at least 4 Thai staff.

How many business visas are available in Thailand?

Non-Immigrant B Visa (Business Visa) – The Non-Immigrant B Visa is for foreign nationals who want to do business in Thailand or apply for a work permit and work in Thailand.

Non-Immigrant B-A Visa (Business Approved Visa) – The B-A Non-Immigrant Visa is for foreign nationals who want to start or invest in a business in Thailand.

Non-Immigrant IB Visa (Investment and Business Visa) – The Non-Immigrant IB Visa is for foreign nationals who are hired to work on investment projects overseen by Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI).

Non-Immigrant B (Teaching) Visa – The Non-Immigrant B (Teaching) Visa is for foreign nationals who want to work as a schoolteacher in Thailand.