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Non-Immigrant B Visa to Thailand
Foreigners applying for a job or opening a business in Thailand will require a Thai business visa. This can be best applied for before coming to Thailand. In addition, this type of visa can be extended to a long term visa which can be done at the local immigration office in the Kingdom of Thailand.
Categories Under the Thai Business Visa
There are 2 categories in which foreigners can enter under this type of visa.
Non-Immigrant Business Visa (Conducting Business)
Foreigners who wish to setup or conduct business in Thailand should apply for a Thai Non-Immigrant B visa.
Requirements of Business Visa Application
Applicants for Non-Immigrant Business Visa to Thailand must demonstrate that they are neither a public nor a security threat to the Thai government. Furthermore, applicants must be physically present in the country where they lodge their non immigrant business visa application.
The general requirements for this type of visa are as follows:
The visa applicants are advised to apply for their visa either by mail or in person at the Royal Thai embassy or consulate in their country of nationality or residence.
Holders of a Thai Business Visa (Non-Immigrant B Visa) Extension of Stay are required to report their current address to a Thai Immigration Office on or before every 90 days (with the exception of those on a single entry 90-day visa). Reporting can be done by mail, in person at an Immigration Office, or through an agent which holds your power of attorney. If you leave Thailand during a 90-day period you will not have to report your status and your 90 day count will start again from day 1 from the day you re-enter the country.
If you are planning to leave and re-enter Thailand while on a Thai Business Visa Extension of Stay you will need to apply for a re-entry permit from an Immigration Office or at an international airport, prior to leaving the country in order to gain re-entry.
If you are intending to apply for a Thai Work Permit it is advised to first apply for a Non-Immigrant B Visa (single entry). Once you have successfully received this visa and you have entered Thailand, you can then begin your work permit application. Once a valid work permit is obtained, the applicant then applies for the 1 Year Non-Immigrant B visa Extension of Stay inside Thailand.
1 Year Visa vs. Permit to Stay
The 1 Year Non-Immigrant B Visa (multiple-entry) is issued to those who want to conduct business and intend to frequently travel in and out of Thailand. It is a common mistake to assume that you are allowed to stay for 1 year without interruption. The permit to stay is only valid for 90 days and you are required to exit and re-enter Thailand.
If you're confused with what visa best suits you or struggling with a visa application, you may hire Siam Visa to advise, assist and prepare a Thai Visa application to submit to the consular on your behalf. We have assisted countless amounts of visitors obtain visa approval successfully without any issues in the application process.
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