Invest in your happiness and well being. Let a SANS visa agent assist you with your Thai visa services in Chiang Mai, associated labor office work permit paperwork and appointments.

Invest in your happiness and well being. Let SANS assist you with your Thai visa and associated labor office work permit paperwork and appointments.

Avoid numerous visits, lengthy waits, confusing requirements and detailed paperwork required to obtain your Thai visa at the local Thai Immigration Office. SANS Thai visa agents will here take care of you.

Thai Visa & Work Permit Service Agents in Chiang Mai to assist you with all of your Thai Visa needs.

It Doesn't Have to be Hard

As many who have gone through the experience know, a small mistake may result in having to exit the country and possibly incur substantial additional expenses.

We have successfully been providing Thai Visa and Work Permit Services to our Chiang Mai clients for 20 years and have developed strong relationships across and throughout the Thai government bureaucracy. We are aware of minor often easily missed requirements as well as any new changes about to happen.

We will assist with any type of Thai Visa service in Chiang Mai you require by listing every document required, completing all of the required forms on your behalf, alerting you to any pending deadlines, accompanying you on any official appointments and appearing on your behalf wherever possible.

So invest in your happiness and well being and let SANS Chiang Mai assist with all of your Thai Visa services.

Ask how SANS can assist you with your Thai Visa, today

Covid-19 Restrictions

During this time, special restrictions may apply to normal visa requirements due the international Covid 19 crisis. At SANS, we are up to date on all of the latest news and official changes to Thai visa and work permit regulations as they pertain to Covid 19.

Your Thai Visa Guide

The following is a brief description of the most common visas we assist you with. You can also read up on how SANS can assist with work permits.

Non-Immigrant Visas: What are they?

A Non Immigrant Visa in Thailand is a classification of Thai Visas covering a variety of different activities in Thailand such as study, business, working, investment, retirement, and more.

A Thai Non-Immigrant Visa can be obtained for up to one year as either a Multiple Entry or Single Entry Visa. The entry classification refers to the number of times the visa can be used to enter and exit the country during the length of the visa.  It is possible however to obtain additional entries through the application and purchase of additional re-entry permits at your local Thai Immigration Office.

The rules for obtaining a Thai Non Immigrant Visa vary for different nationalities and some nationalities are required to obtain their initial Thai Non Immigrant Visa in their home country. All nationalities are required to obtain the initial Non Immigrant Visa at a Thai Embassy outside of Thailand before entering the country.

It is possible however for some current holders of other types of Thai Visas already residing in Thailand to obtain a Thai Non-Immigrant Visa at the local Thai Immigration office – but only on a case by case basis. If this type of visa switch is required, it is highly advisable to hire the services of a professional company specializing in this type of service – who have a strong relationship with the local Thai Immigration Office and clearly understand the procedures.

Upon entering Thailand, a newly acquired Non Immigrant Visa holder must apply for a Thai Work Permit with the Thai Ministry of Labor before beginning any official work.

Non-Immigrant 'B' Visa

A Thai Non Immigrant ‘B’ Visa – (B is for Business), is the associated type of Thai Non Immigrant Visa for foreigners in Thailand seeking employment or involvement in various investments such as establishing or investing in a Thai company or condominium. There are a variety types of Non Immigrant B Visas in Thailand depending on the specific type of activity of the visa holder such as a teacher, employee or investor.

If you are interested in obtaining Thai Non B Visa for the purpose of establishing a Thai company, investment, employment, teaching and more – contact SANS Visa Service early on in the process to avoid costly and time consuming mistakes and travel.

We will happily guide you in the right direction so you can make an informed choice about how to proceed.

Non-Immigrant 'ED' Visa

A Thai Non Immigrant ED Visa – (ED is for Education), is the associated Thai Visa for foreigners seeking a Thai visa to study or enroll in an government accredited educational organization in Thailand. An individual awarded an ED Visa in Thailand may not work and is not eligible for a Thai work permit.

Obtaining a Thai ED Visa can sometimes be organized directly through the sponsoring accredited Thai educational institution but can often be arranged through a third party organization such as SANS.

In this instance, we can assist any individual wishing to spend a year studying in Thailand on an ED Visa by connecting them with one of our appropriate education program partners such as a Thai language course – organizing the enrollment, acceptance and all of your required Thai ED Visa paperwork in one go. SANS can organize your entire Thai ED Visa process from your initial inquiry to your first day of class.

Non-Immigrant 'O' Visa

Non Immigrant ‘O’ Visa – also known as a (Marriage Visa, Guardian Visas, Retirement Visas or Volunteer Visa)

A Thai Non Immigrant ‘O’ Visa – (O is for Others), is the associated visa for foreigners seeking a Thai Visa for a variety of long stay purposes such as Thai Marriage Visa, Guardianship, Retirement, Volunteering, Medical Treatment and even a person who used to be Thai and would like to visit relatives in Thailand. This type of Thai Visa does not allow the visa holder to work in Thailand, however a person could apply for a Thai work permit on this visa as they begin a transition to another Thai visa type. If you wish to obtain a Non Immigrant O Visa to live in Thailand long term, SANS Visa Service can organize this.

BOI Visa

A Thai BOI Visa or (BOI is for Board of Investment) is the visa classification associate with companies that have obtained special BOI status.  The process of applying for visas and work permits for companies enjoying BOI status is unique to companies with this type of classification,  SANS has in-depth experience managing the visa acquisition process for BOI companies.

Additional Services

Re-Entry Permits

Obtaining an additional ‘Re-Entry Permit’ is required in order to leave and re-enter Thailand during the period of time a long term Thai visa is valid – only if the originally issued Thai Visa is stamped ‘Single Entry’.  A ‘Single Entry Visa’ (meaning you can enter Thailand only once during the entire length of the visa) is a common designation for many long term visas obtained at Thai Embassies abroad . This may be the case for any variety of Thai visas types, and is dependent upon the process taken during the initial visa application, possible restrictions based on location and/or the amount of fees paid when initially obtaining your Thai visa before entering the country.

Holders of Thai visas with ‘Single Entry’ status wishing to exit and then re-enter the country more than the just one time initial entry,  can still purchase additional re-entry permits from their local Thai Immigration once inside the country. SANS can assist Thai Visa holders in obtaining Re-Entry Permits from the local Thai Immigration office for you, with none of the headaches such as spending hours in early morning ques in long lines. 

90-Day Report

A 90-Day Report is a requirement for any Thai Visa holders remaining in Thailand longer than 90 days. It requires the Thai Visa holder to report to immigration certain information such as their current address. SANS can assist with all 90-Day reporting requirements by organizing and completing the entire process on your behalf.

Holders of Thai visas with Single Entry status wishing to exit and then re-enter the country more than the just initial entry can purchase additional re-entry permits from their local Thai Immigration. SANS can assist Thai Visa holders in obtaining a Re Entry Permit from the local Thai Immigration office with none of the headaches such as spending hours in early morning ques in long lines.

Visa Extension

Extending a tourist visa in Chiang Mai with the help of SANS Visa Service is a simple and straightforward process. Our visa agent will take care of the entire process for you for a nominal fee – saving you from any stress or confusion about where to go, what to bring or the appropriate steps to take.

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