Non-Immigrant B Visa (for business), also called Business Visas are for foreign nationals who wish to conduct business, attend meetings, exhibitions and such in Thailand. Depending on the nature of your business you may also need a work permit.
Having a Non Immigrant B Visas is a legal requirement if you want to conduct business in Thailand and are available as both single or multiple entries. The visa is valid to enter Thailand for 3 or 12 months respectively. Each entry permits a stay of 90 days.
Thai Business Visas are available as single or multiple entries. You will be expected to report your status when you leave and re-enter Thailand while on a multiple entry visa. If your Thai Business Visa is for a single entry, your visa will expire as soon as you leave the country.
* Note that nationals of certain countries are required to apply for a visa only at the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General in their home/residence country.
Applying for a Non Immigrant B Visa (business) may sound complicated, but the process will be made much easier with the following steps. Applicants should initially apply through the Thai Embassy in their Country of residence. Know the steps and procedures for an easy transaction.
Check your local Thai Embassy website for the Non Immigrant B visa options.
Select the Non Immigrant B visa that pertains to the specific type of Business.
Find out what documents are required for your Non Immigrant B visa type. Make sure to have all the documents ready in one place.
Fill out the Visa application form with your personal requirements and pay the non refundable visa application fee.
Once you are ready with the requirements, forms and fee, it’s time to inquire through the Thaiger, where our partners will be getting in touch with you.
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Below are some of the Non Immigrant B visa categories on offer. You can choose one depending on your specific needs. If you aren’t sure, feel free to reach out to us and we’ll discuss your options.
The Non-Immigrant B (business) Visa is for foreign nationals who want to do conduct, invest, or start a business in Thailand. A work permit may also be required. The issuance of this visa largely depends on the application’s intent.
Both single and multiple entry type visas for the purpose of business are available. On each entry you are only permitted to stay for 90 days.
The Non-Immigrant B Visa is for foreign nationals who want to start a business or invest in a Thai company. You can apply to extend your permission of stay for 1 year, each and every year, subject to meeting Immigration requirements. The company that you are investing in or conducting business with may apply to extend your stay on your behalf.
The Non-Immigrant IB Visa is for foreign nationals hired by the Board of Investment of Thailand to work on investment projects.
Such projects must be involved in or bring benefit to Thailand in the following ways: export-promotion, increasing employment, utilizing local raw materials, projects engaging the provinces, and encouraging technology transfer to Thai nationals, not hindering existing domestic businesses.
When they say that I could get my visa in just a few clicks, they’re not lying. The application process was very confusing for me, but the Thaiger managed to make it simpler. I had so many questions, and they answered everything clearly. I can now do my business in peace as I know what I’m doing is legal and comply with the rules!
Top tip: Don’t be too shy to ask questions. The application process is confusing for everyone, but the team is ready to help.
When you want to set up or conduct a business in Thailand, several documents are required for your business visa application.
1. Passport – Must be valid for at least six months and has at least two blank visa pages and a passport-sized picture with a white background.
2. Visa application form – The form must be completed and signed.
3. Financial requirement – Proof you meet the financial requirements.
4. A letter from your employer – Must state your position, how long you have been employed, your salary, and the reason for your visit.
We offer various services so you can enjoy your time while staying in Thailand for business activities. Please check the information below for related services for an easier life in Thailand.
Health insurance is a policy coverage that includes pre and post hospitalisation charges, ambulance services, laboratory tests, prescription drugs, and many more. Specific coverages can vary depending on the policy you choose.
Accidents can and do happen, as much as we’d like to avoid them. Personal accident insurance can help you with the aftermath of an accident, especially those that cause serious harm to your life and finances.
Below are some of the most common alternative visa types for staying in Thailand for the purpose of retirement, working, business, studying, staying with Thai family/Spouse or long term Visas.
There are numerous entry methods to visit Thailand for short periods of time. In certain cases you can extend your permission of stay granted on entry at local Immigration offices.
Planning to spend your retirement years in Thailand? You’ll initially need to obtain a Non Immigrant O or O-A type Visa from your Thai Embassy. Annual extensions of your permission of stay granted on entry are available at local Immigration offices.
Whether you intend working for an employer or starting a business, the Non-Immigrant B Visas are for foreign nationals interested in working, starting a business or investing in Thailand. Annual extensions of your permission of stay granted on entry are available at local Immigration offices. Work permits are also required to work legally in Thailand.
If you intend staying in Thailand due to marriage to a Thai national, or Thai children, then you should start with the single or multiple entry Non Immigrant O type Visa from your Thai Embassy. Annual extensions of your permission of stay granted on entry are available at local Immigration offices.
If you want to study, participate in projects, seminars, internships, or attend training courses you should start with the Non Immigrant Education Visa from your Thai Embassy. 90 day extensions of your permission of stay granted on entry are available at local Immigration offices.
The Thai Elite Visa allows you to reside in Thailand for long-term (5, 10, or 20 years). It comes with many benefits as well. If you are an investor or a businessman who travel to Thailand multiple times a year, this visa is ideal for you.
Looking for other visa types not listed above? We’ve got you. Thailand offers many options for its visitors, and we strive to help you access those options more easily.
If you need to extend your stay in Thailand, 90-day reporting, cancellation, change the type of Visa, or even a visa run while in Thailand, we are always ready to help. Let us help make your stay in the Land of Smiles more convenient.
Thailand can be your second home with the Thailand Elite Visa, which is valid for 5 to 20 years. With the Thailand Elite Visa, you’ll be granted permission to stay for 1 year at a time. You can extend your stay for the validity of the Visa, either by applying for a 1 year extension at your local Immigration office or by exiting and re-entering the Country. You must submit 90 day reports. For Bangkok residents only – contact Thai Elite who can arrange annual extensions and 90 day reports on your behalf.
With the Thai Elite Visa, you only have to complete one visa run each year or extend your stay for another year at Immigration offices. It’s an ideal choice for digital nomads and retirees who don’t want to be a part of the existing complicated rules that change regularly. Thai elite visa will also suit investors and business people who travel to Thailand multiple times a year as well.
Besides allowing you to stay in Thailand for up to 20 years, the Thailand Elite Visa also grants you various privileges, such as first-class accommodations, airport service, priority treatment at Thai immigration, investment opportunities, healthcare benefits, and even a prestigious golf club memberships. Your family members can also get some of these privileges, including an airport fast track service.
The single entry Non Imm B is valid to enter Thailand for 3 months from the date of issue. The multiple entry Non Imm B is valid to enter Thailand for 12 months from the date of issue.
Provided you’ve submitted all the required document, it should take 7 to 10 working days to process your application
You need to obtain and enter Thailand with a Non Imm B (business) visa first. You need to show that your business has a paid-up registered capital of 2,000,000 BHT in order to qualify for a work permit and have at least 4 Thai employees.
You need the Non Immigrant B visa for the purpose of conducting business in Thailand.
Check your local Thai Embassy website for the requirements. Prepare the required documents, submit your application and pay the fee. Wait for the application to be processed.