After you have established your company or obtained employment, securing the appropriate Thai work permit in Chiang Mai associated with your Thai visa  – with no headaches and no worries  – is what we do at SANS.

After you have established your company or obtained employment, securing the appropriate Thai work permit associated with your Thai visa  – with no headaches and no worries  – is what we do at SANS.

Let SANS guide you through this obstacle course full of confusing bureaucratic rules, pitfalls and red tape in the most effortless way possible.

SANS will take care of you every step of the way with our individualized Thai Visa and Work Permit concierge in Chiang Mai – in order to answer all of your questions, notify you whenever something is pending and constantly monitor your progress until the job is finished.

All at an affordable rate.

Already have an established Thai Company?

No problem. SANS also offers Thai visa and work permit services to any qualified Thai company on an individual custom basis.

Establishing your Thai company with SANS?

Opt In for one of our Full Service Company Establishment Packages and receive your Thai visa and work permit assistance at one low price.

Don’t have a Thai company but need Visa and Work Permit help?

SANS is ready to assist you whatever your circumstances are right now!

3 Helpful Thai Work Permit Tips You Should Know

Tip #1: Pre-Approval Letter Required

While work permits are secured within Thailand after the prospective applicant has entered the country with the appropriate Non Immigrant Visa – the constantly changing rules now require a pre-approval letter by the labor office in order to even obtain the Non Immigrant Visa in the first place.  Thus putting the Thai Ministry Labor out in front of the entire process.

Acquiring this necessary pre-approval from the labor office is included as part of the SANS work permit and Thai visa services package.

Tip #2: Work Permit Restrictions

Each Thai work permit has a very specific job description and location associated with the original application and approval. All Thai work permit holders  are restricted to these activities and locations when working in Thailand. If you have a change in work location or job description, you should apply through the Thai Ministry of Labor to make the appropriate changes. Those found in violation of this rule may be imprisoned up to a month and/or fined no more than 2,000 baht.

Ask us about how our complete Thai Work Permit Services can help you with changes in job description or location.

Tip #3: Planning for Extensions

If you plan to remain in Thailand beyond the initial one year length of your original work permit you will need to apply for an extension. This process requires the same documents used and steps taken during your initial work permit application. As a result of this second application process however, applicants will often be awarded either another one or a two year work permit.

Let SANS take care of your Thai work permit extension and we will remind you when it’s time to extend, walk you through the process and appear at the Ministry of Labor on your behalf.

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    A small variety of our satisfied clients share their experience with SANS.

    A business friend recommended me to SANS Business Services and I haven't looked back since. One aspect about SANS that achieved important results for my business was their good knowledge for contacts outside of the accountancy field: legal, visa and real estate contacts. If I were to start a new business in Thailand, I would have no better choice than continue with SANS Business Services. SANS Business Services is BETTER, CHEAPER AND FASTER! I very much recommend SANS if you would like a trusted, personal and faithful partnership for your business.

    Marc Spits Elephant Parade

    SANS has assisted me with the incorporation of companies, managed shares and land transfers. SANS has given excellent advice on the structuring and purchasing of land, and assisted many of my construction business clients in this area as well. Additionally, for 14 years, SANS has handled all the accounting/auditing for my 50 suite apartment block as well as my construction firm. I have no hesitation in recommending SANS for any business matters regarding company incorporation, visa/immigration, or accounting.

    Lance Bracken Lawafame Apartment Co, Ltd.

    I can highly recommend and feel extremely lucky to have come across SANS 12 years ago. Ever since the beginning Natural Agriculture has been using the services of SANS to support various processes. Foremost important is certainly accounting services as we have completely outsourced the accounting process to SANS together with the payroll and benefits management. We also make use of other services such as work permit extension, Immigration paperwork, income taxes and company creation. Basically SANS is our interface with any government dealings.Throughout all these years we have been extremely pleased with the professionalism, timeliness and accuracy of all services provided. With the support of SANS we have eliminated many headaches and have been able to concentrate more on our core values activities.

    Jacques Cavin Natural Agriculture Co. Ltd.

    I have worked in partnership with SANS for the last 4 years and they have always gone beyond the call of duty. SANS is the only business that I would trust to have access to our online banking. We entrust all payments through SANS, 90,000,000 baht to date. SANS has a great team who come to manage our payroll (140 staff) and our accounts payable payments. After 4 years you really get to know your partners and I would call SANS as our most important partner. I genuinely recommend SANS in the full knowledge that SANS will give you far more than any of their competitors.

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    SANS is your trusted and dedicated business services company in Thailand. From registering a new Thai company or exploring our full service accounting packages; including accounts training & software to assistance with all Thai visas & work permits as well as complete BOI services.