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Employment Visa

Non-immigrant Visa-B (for workers), also recognized as an employment visa, is for anyone who wants to work in Thailand.

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Why Get Employment Visa Through The Thaiger?

Getting an employment visa in Thailand can be complicated. You have to deal with complex bureaucratic websites and travel back and forth to the embassy. Even after all that, there’s no guarantee that your application will be approved. Here at the Thaiger, we have simplified everything for you and to guide you every step of the way.

What is Employment Visa?

Employment visas allow foreign nationals to enter and work in Thailand for a temporary period of time. It usually involves sponsorship from the prospective employer of the worker.

Having an employment visa is a legal requirement if you want to work or take up any sort of employment in Thailand. Numerous types of employment visa are available, based on the specific kind of work you’re going to do in Thailand. These include visa for voluntary services, employment, media, expert/specialist, and work permits.

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How to Apply for an Employment Visa

Applying for an employment visa may sound complicated, but the process will be much easier with the following steps.

Select a Visa

Select the type of visa that will cover your entire stay, depending on the specific work you will do in Thailand.

Select the period/term

Specify how long you need to stay in Thailand for the job.

Know the required documents

Find out what documents are required to apply for the employment visa. Make sure to have all the documents ready in one place.

Fill out personal information

Fill out the visa application form with your personal information and pay a non-refundable visa application fee.

Choose the right visa

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.

Quick Facts About Employment Visa

Before you apply for your employment visa, let’s look at some quick facts to better understand the visa.

Documents Required

The requirements vary depending on your country and the specific employment visa you wish to obtain. In general, you need to have a passport with at least 6-month validity from your intended arrival date in Thailand. You also need an invitation or confirmation letter to clarify the purpose of your travel. Application fee and proof of financial funds are required as well. For certain professions, additional documents may be required.

When to Apply

You have to apply for the visa at least 30 days before you plan to travel to Thailand.

Validity and Extension

An employment visa allows you to stay in Thailand for a maximum period of 90 days. Within the 90 days period, you need to apply for the Work Permit and visa extension. You can extend the visa for a year.

Re-Entry Permit

If you plan to leave and re-enter Thailand while you are on an employment visa, you have to apply for a re-entry permit so you can enter the country again.

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Customer Reviews


It doesn’t cost anything to apply for an employment visa through The Thaiger, even though I might get my visa denied, it’s worth a try

Mary Knight


I received a phone call from a concerned agent regarding my invitation letter to Thailand. She spotted a potential denial by the Thai consulate and made the necessary correction on my application. 5 stars

Laura Collier


Really smooth process, never knew that I could ask for an employment visa, thank you the thaiger for showing my options and following through with my needs

Kelsey Beasley


I had a great experience. June was very knowledgable and experienced, She helped me avoid a tonne of unnecessary trouble. Im glad that I was able to talk to some regarding my visa.

Mavrick jones


Need an employment visa for Thailand in 10 days, I have already inquired with the Thaiger, will need a call back soon thanks.

Thomas M.


I have tried to apply for an employment visa for 6 months now and no agency seems to be able to get me one, this is until I used the Thaiger’s services, and within 2-3 days, I got a call back saying that I will need to send more documents. Never got to this step before, thank you the thaiger, 5 stars.

Janice Colon

Types of Employment Visas

There are various types of employment visa we offer. Read all the details and choose the one that fit the kind of job you’re going to do in Thailand.

Non-Immigrant Visa B (Employment) is an initial 90-Day visa for foreigners who want to work in Thailand. You need to apply for this visa from your home country. Your prospective employer from Thailand has to sponsor your visa application.

During the initial 90 days of your stay in Thailand, you will have to apply for the work permit so you can get a one year Non-Immigrant B visa extension of stay. You can do the renewal of the visa from inside Thailand.

Key Points:

  • Non-Immigrant Visa B (Employment) needed for all foreigners to work legally in Thailand.
  • It’s an initial visa required to obtain your work permit.
  • Family members are eligible to apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa Category O.

Non-Immigrant Visa O is for foreigners who want to participate in voluntary services in Thailand, such as volunteering duties for social welfare organisations, charities, NGO, state enterprise, or other non-profit organisations/associations/foundations.

Key Points:

  • Allows you to volunteer in Thailand.
  • The initial validity period is 90 days.
  • If qualified, you can obtain an additional one-year stay permit.
  • Can be single-entry (valid for three months) or multiple-entry (valid for three months up to one year).

If you are a media personnel, journalist, or film crew who want to work in Thailand, you need to obtain a Non-Immigrant Visa “M.” The term “media personnel” include both conventional and credible online media agencies.

You need to be employed only as a media professional during your entire stay in Thailand using Non-Immigrant Visa M.

Key Points:

  • Valid for 90 days from the date of issue.
  • Only for media and filming purposes.

Highly-skilled foreigners working as specialists or experts in Thailand need to have Non-Immigrant Visa EX.

Key Points:

  • Available in single-entry or multiple-entry.
  • Both single-entry and multiple-entry are valid for three months.
  • Multiple-entry can also be valid for six months.
  • The initial period of stay is 90 days but can be extended to one year.

A work permit is a requirement for foreigners to legally work in Thailand. It states your position, current occupation, job description, and the Thai company you are working with. Also, it serves as a licence to perform your job.

Regardless of the type of visa you have, you are not permitted to work in Thailand without a work permit. In other words, even if you already have a Non-Immigrant Visa B, you can not work in the country if you don’t have a work permit. You must carry your work permit at all times when you are working.

Key Points:

  • You cannot work in Thailand without a work permit.
  • Both you and your company must provide the required documents.
  • You must only work at the company stated on your work permit.

Have a long vacation in Thailand while earning legally.

Applying for an employment visa is very stressful for me! There are many types, requirements, and other stuff that are too complicated and time-consuming. The Thaiger really help make everything less painful. They are very thorough and responsive! I got both my Non-Immigrant Visa B and Work Permit quickly.

Top tip: Know the type of visa required for your specific job before applying.

Other lists of non-immigrant visas

Besides the type of visa mentioned above, there are other non-immigrant visas for those who want to work in Thailand. These include:

1. Non-immigrant visa O (Voluntary services) – This is issued to foreigners who wish to participate in voluntary services in Thailand and is entitled to stay in Thailand for a maximum period of 90 days. Foreigners may apply to the Office of the Immigration Bureau for an extension of their stay and may be granted an extension for a period of one year from the date of their first entry into Thailand.

2. Non-immigrant visa M (Media visa) – This visa is valid for 3 months or 1 year and may be valid for single or multiple entries. Non-immigrant media visa must be secured by media correspondents as well as journalists who apply to work for more than 3 months.

3. Non-immigrant visa EX (Expert/Specialist) – Initially, holders of this form of visa are given a duration of stay of not more than 90 days, unless otherwise directed by the Immigration Office.

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Want to live and work in Thailand? Or do you need to conduct business in the Land of Smiles? Below are some visa types offered in Thailand.

Tourist Visa

Explore Thailand’s beauty, learn its beautiful culture, and try its mouthwatering food with a tourist visa! It allows you to enter and stay in Thailand for up to 60 days for tourism purposes.

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For foreign workers who intend to work in Thailand, an employment visa is the correct visa type. Let the Thaiger advise and support through all of the application processes and get more advantages.

Education Visa

Make your journey more meaningful by learning and travelling at the same time. With an education visa, you can study the Thai language while enjoying the country’s beauty. An education visa also allows you to study other things, even recreational learning such as Scuba Diving or Thai Boxing.

Marriage Visa

A marriage visa is one of the most difficult visas to obtain in Thailand. If you are legally married to a Thai national and have met the requirements, we’ll help make the process easier.

Business Visa

Conducting a business in Thailand requires a business visa. If you are a foreigner who wishes to invest in businesses or work in Thailand, you must first get a business visa before you can apply for a work permit. The Thaiger offers a no-fuss business visa application for you.

Thailand Elite Visa

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.

Other Visa

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.

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The Thaiger visa services ensure a hassle-free visa application to Thailand. Don’t worry about getting it done on your own because we’re here to do the legwork. If you need a visa extension, renewal, 90-day reporting, cancellation, 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.

Business Visa

The Non-Immigrant B Visa or business visa is for all foreign nationals who want to do business in Thailand. Those wishing to apply for a work permit and take up a job opportunity in Thailand also need to obtain it.

The application process and necessary document can vary from one country to another, which can be confusing and complicated. Let us help you with the whole process! With our business visa service, you can obtain your visa quicker without dealing with complex and confusing bureaucratic procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions about Employment Visa

The Non-Immigrant B Visa is for foreign nationals wishing to do business in Thailand, or for those wishing to apply for a work permit in Thailand and to take up a job opportunity.

You must have Passport or travel document with validity of not less than 6 months. Completed visa application form. Recent passport-sized photograph taken within the past 6 months.

Evidence of adequate finance (20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family).

There are several benefits to gaining status as a Permanent Resident (PR) in Thailand.

This enables you to remain indefinitely in Thailand, without the need to apply for an extension of your stay.

You can not work in Thailand with a Non-Immigrant O Visa, but it allows you to apply for a work permit. It is mainly for voluntary services.

Depending on your nationality, the validity of your visa can vary between 3 months and 10 years.

You need to change your visa status to a non-immigrant-B visa and apply for a work permit.

It is illegal to work without a work permit in Thailand. So if you want to work in Thailand legally you should have a work permit along with a non-Immigrant-B visa.

You will have to pay a fine depending on the number of days you have overstayed or the worst you will be on the blacklist for entering the country until the immigration takes your name of the list.

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