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    Yes.  Please use the contact page on our website or contact us via  XXXXX to make an appointment to visit the SANS offices in person.

    A foreigner wishing to work in Thailand will need to obtain a Non-Immigrant Category “B” Visa before entering the country.

    Any accompanying family members (i.e. spouse and/or children) will be required to obtain a Non-Immigrant Category “O” Visa.

    Visas are issued exclusively at Thai embassies and consulates (if you’re abroad) or from the immigration office (if you’re already in Thailand and looking to renew your visa).  

    Documents required

    For Type “B” Visas: 

    Non-Immigrant Visa "B" (for Business and Work)

    • Passport or travel document with at least 6 months validity remaining
    • Recent photo of the applicant taken within the past 6 months (4×6 cm) with a blue or white background
    • Visa application form
    • Copy of the employment contract between the applicant and the employer company
    • Various corporate documents of the employer company, such as the Certificate of Incorporation, Shareholder List, Company Affidavit, etc.
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    For Type “O” Visas:

    Non-Immigrant Visa "O" (Marriage, Dependent, Family member)

    • Passport or travel document with at least 6 months validity remaining
    • Recent photo of the applicant taken within the past 6 months (4×6 cm) with a blue or white background
    • Visa application form 
    • Original and copy of Marriage Certificate (for spouse) or Birth Certificate (for child)

     

    Note: The document listings above are non-exhaustive and the documents required may vary from Embassy to Embassy.

    There are many different types of Thai Visas, (Tourist Visa, Business Visa, Retirement Visa, Marriage Visa, Dependent Visa or Education Visa).

    For Thai Tourist Visa, it will only take 1-2 business days depending on which country you will apply for the Thai tourist visa, but it is likely to be done within 1-2 days only. 

    For other types of Thai Visas, the processing time usually takes 5 -10 business days which depends with the Thai embassy or consulate where the application is lodged.

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    While a Thai Visa is applied for outside of the country, most can be extended inside the country by visiting an immigration office.

    The application for a Thai Visa extension must be made only in person, as he/she needs to report to the authorized officials.

    The following documents are required for the application for extension of Non-immigrant Visa "O" (BOI).

    1. An application for Extension of Temporary Stay in the Kingdom (TM.7) and a photograph size 4x6 cm. (taken within the last 6 months)To download TM.7, please access this link: https://www.immigration.go.th/download/1486548014100.pdf
    2. An application for Re-entry Permit into the Kingdom (TM.8) and a photograph size 4x6 cm. (taken within the last 6 months)To download TM.8, please access this link: https://www.immigration.go.th/download/1486547955788.pdf
    3. The original and a copy of the applicant's passport
    4. The original and copies of the passport and work permit of applicant's family members who work in Thailand
    5. An approval letter from the Board of Investment (BOI)

    Other documents submitted previously for the first application of Non-Immigrant Visa "O", such as, Certificate of Marriage, Birth Certificate, Confirmation letter from company are not required to re-submit.

    The following documents are required for the application for extension of Non-immigrant Visa "O" (Non-BOI).

    1.  An application for Extension of Temporary Stay in the Kingdom (TM.7) and a photograph size 4x6 cm. (taken within the last 6 months) To download TM.7, please access this link: 

     https://www.immigration.go.th/download/1486548014100.pdf

    1. An application for Re-entry Permit into the Kingdom (TM.8) and a photograph size 4x6 cm. (taken within the last 6 months) To download TM.8, please access this link: https://www.immigration.go.th/download/1486547955788.pdf
    2. The original and a copy of the applicant's passport
    3. The original and copies of the passport and work permit of applicant's family members who work in Thailand
    4. Copies of official documents confirming relationship, such as, Certificate of Marriage, Birth Certificate or any confirmation letters issued by official government sector. The last document has to be certified by the Royal Embassy or the Royal Consulate-General of Thailand and also be shown in the original document.
    5. Additional documents which are considered as appropriate by the Immigration Officer.

    Other documents submitted previously for the first application of Non-Immigrant "O" visa, such as, Certificate of Marriage, Birth Certificate, Confirmation letter from company are not required to re-submit.

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    To secure a work permit in Thailand, a foreigner needs an initial Non-Immigrant Thai Visa. The non-immigrant Thai visa must be obtained before entering Thailand. Once the foreigner has a non-immigrant Thai visa, he/she may begin to process the work permit.

    The Thai work permit process takes about 7 business days to complete.

    The following documents are required from the Work Permit applicant (“alien”):

    • Passport - copies of every page. Each copy must be signed by employee.
    • Non-Immigrant Visa
    • Departure Card TM.6
    • Education degree (signed copy) *
    • Transcript (signed copy) *
    • Certificates or licenses held by applicant (signed copy) *
    • CV or Resume - describe in detail the applicant's past positions, duties, performance, length and place of employment.
    • Photos, three (3) in quantities which are 5 x 6 centimeters in size (not passport photos) with full face and taken wearing business attire (no hat and some jurisdictions require suit and tie). This must have been taken within six (6) months before the application for the Thai work permit.
    • Marriage Certificate (if married to Thai National). This includes the original and signed photocopies. Also include wife's Thai ID card, birth certificates of children, and household registration.

    *Thai government officials may require these documents to be certified by your country's embassy (this requires bringing your degree, resume, license or certificate to your embassy to declare it is a true and original document. You are required to pay an authentication fee to your embassy. In addition, they can require you to translate these documents into the Thai language from your foreign language.

    The following documents are required from the employer (double check this at the relevant labor department):

    • Commercial Registration Department Certificate showing that the organization for which the applicant is going to work has been duly registered as a juristic person, giving the name of the Managing Director and/or Director, and its objections and registered capital. *
    • Shareholders List certified by the Commercial Registration Department. *
    • Factory License (if required) issued by Factory Department, Ministry of Industry. *
    • VAT Certificate - Phor Phor 20 *
    • VAT filing - Phor Phor 30
    • Withholding Tax - Phor Ngor Dor 1
    • Social Security Payment filing

    *Thai government officials require that all documents to have the seal of the company stamped on every page and the true and authorized signature(s) of the Managing Director and/or Directors next to the seal. In addition, government officials have in past requested official copies of registration, shareholder, licenses and certificates to have been issued by their respective agencies within the past 90 days of your application for Thai work permit.

    There must be four full-time Thai staff per every one foreign employee.

     

     

    • 90-day Reporting

     

    When on a Thai Work Permit, you must continue to report your current address to a Thai immigration office every 90 days. This can be done three ways:

    • In person at a Thai immigration office.
    • By mail.
    • Through an agent who has the Power of Attorney to report your status.

    If you are not in Thailand on the date your 90-day reporting is due, you do not need to report your status. Your 90-day reporting will begin again from day 1 once you re-enter Thailand.

     

    • Re-entry Permit

     

    If you plan on leaving and re-entering Thailand whilst on a Thai Work Permit, you will first need to get a re-entry permit in order to not lose your visa when you leave.

    A re-entry permit can be secured from a Thai Immigration Office or International Airport

    When re-entering Thailand, make sure to note the number of your re-entry permit on your immigration arrival form in order for your visa to be re-activated.

    • Renewal or Extension of a Thai Work Permit

    A work permit has to be renewed at the labor department every year whereas the same fees as for the initial application are applicable.

    The applicant can authorize another agency to apply for a work permit renewal. The Power of Attorney for applying the extension of work permit can be downloaded from the following website: Click here

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    Yes, absolutely.  SANS provides business services across Thailand and abroad.

    Yes.  SANS offers full service company registration packages that include all Thai visa and work permit services associated with the registration of a new Thai company.

    Yes.  SANS can assist you with all of your visa and work permit needs - even if you don't have a Thai company.

    Yes, SANS can help.  Our virtual office services provide a legal address for new Thai company registrations.  We also provide additional virtual secretarial services as an additional option.  These services can be included in a full company registration package or individually.

    Yes.  While SANS does offer full accounting packages ..we also offer customized individual accounting services on a as needed basis.  Select one or all.  SANS is here to help.

    Yes.  At SANS we have successfully completed the BOI application and registration process for new companies from start to finish.

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    Sans Business Services Co.,Ltd
    14/10 Moo 5 T.Faham
    A.Muang Chiang Mai 50000