The Thai Non-Immigrant Visa B or “Business Visa” is for foreigners who want to work, conduct business or invest in Thailand. This is the only type of visa that allows you to work in the country so those of you who wish to work here have to apply for the Thai business visa. If you need to bsuiness visa for a job, then please ask your employer to contact Baan Smile instead.
The single-entry Business Visa allows you to stay for a maximum of 90 days while the multi-entry Business Visa allows you to stay for a maximum of 1 year.
The single-entry Thai Business Visa may be extendable for a period of up to 1 year after the date of first entry into Thailand at the Thai Immigration office.
Nationals of all countries are qualified to apply for this visa.
You can apply for the The Business Visa at the Thai Embassy/Consulate in your home country or start the process while you are here in Thailand.
In order to apply for either of these visas you need:
You will need to provide evidence of Adequate finance of 20,000 THB per person or 40,000 THB per family.
You can only apply for the work permit once you have received the Non-Immigrant B visa. In order to apply for the work permit, you need the following documents:
Documents from employer:
The work permit application will be processed by the Ministry of Labor and can take up to 7 working days to be approved. Once you have a valid work permit, you can then apply for a 1-Year Non-Immigrant Business Visa. with Multiple-Entry.
Yes. You can cancel the business visa and apply for a retirement, education or other type of long term visa.
No, you will need to apply for a 90-day Business Visa in order to enter Thailand, once entered, you will have to apply for the work permit at the office of the Ministry of Labor, once you get the work permit, you will then be allowed to apply for the 1-year multiple-entry Business Visa.
Yes! If you want to bring your dependent family members to Thailand they can apply for an "O" Non-Immigrant Visa, which allows them to stay in Thailand for up to one year with you.