NON IMMIGRANT "B"
VISA HOLDERS: Once you are in business
for 1 year in Thailand you can apply for a long term one year visa
which in effect allows you to stay in the Kingdom for the full year. To apply
for this you must be registered to pay VAT tax and you need Balance sheet
and audited books. You must pay
yourself a monthly salary which, if you are the Director, will be
determined at the rate of max 60,000 baht ( but depending on the size of
your company and balance sheet etc) this will vary. If you are employed this salary
can be reduced but it is up to Bangkok immigration who will determine this
The paperwork is endless
but there is a check list which you can follow. The best idea is to use a
competent lawyer & or accountant as this makes for a relatively straight
forward process. You need a valid
work permit before any consideration of a visa extension will be given by the
Bureau. 2 copies of everything which will include the
Map of your
Immigration extension form
certificate & records
& House reg
A long-term annual visa can take
a few months. Consideration is undertaken at the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok
or the province of the company's principal place of business. You are granted a
temporary visa while the Immigration Bureau considers the extension.
Unfortunately, denial of a visa extension cannot be formally appealed by an
applicant, and an alien is then required to leave the country upon the
expiration of the temporary visa. An application can be resubmitted after the
applicant has remedied the areas of the application, which the Immigration
Bureau found to be inadequate. When you have a long term visa you must comply to all the conditions as
the Immigration may inspect your Office.
Immigration does not allow an
annual visa extension if a company has fewer than seven Thai employees for each
foreigner employed. Representative and regional offices are the only ones exempt.
This becomes a hassle for foreign investors just starting out in Thailand. Often
these companies may want another foreigner to perform certain skills, but not
7 Thai employees as the case is at present.
WE CAN ASSIST ALL
COMPANY EMPLOYEES WHO ARE FOREIGNERS WITH LONG TERM VISAS
The Royal Thai Police Department
507 Soi Suan Phlu, S. Sathorn Rd.
Tel : (662) 287-3101/10, Fax : 00-6602 287-1310
Ministry of Labour
Fuang Nakhon Road, Bangkok 10200
Tel : (662) 221-5140/4, 223-4912/4
Fax : (662) 226-2890
Office, Airport Rd, Muang, Chiangmai 50200. Tel 053 277510,
Labour Office: City
hall, Bottom floor, Mae Rim Rd.
a foreign spouse of a Thai national to live in Thailand permanently you must
have the following?
1/. Money for the application and a lawyer. You
need a steady income & register the marriage in Thailand. Then you have to
prove that you support your spouse. There are no hard and fast rules regarding
this. There is no "minimum income" like there is for a retirement
visa. The income therefore creates a problem. If you've been working in Thailand
for 3 years legally then you just use that to prove your ability to support. If
not, then you have to show some kind of income that you will have while you're
in Thailand that doesn't involve you working in Thailand eg. Pension income,
investment income, and overseas work that you commute to, etc. Here's a list of
some of the documents you may need to produce to prove support (note that the
tax and business statements assume you are employed in Thailand):
Application form (TM. 9)
Personal information sheet Health certificate from a hospital (issued
within the previous 3months).
Certification that the
applicant has no criminal record in his or her overseas domicile. This
must be certified officially, e.g., by the applicant's embassy in
Bangkok. Official marriage and birth certificates (in the case of
accompanying family members who are also applying).
Copy of identity card and
house registration of wife and/or children.
Letter certifying place of
Copy of work permit.
Copy of annual personal income
tax forms with receipts for the previous 3 years.
Copy of each month's personal
income tax forms (por ngor dor 1) with receipts from January of year of
application until the month before applying (only for applicant earning
certificate or juristic person certificate.
Copy of Value Added Tax (VAT)
registration of the company.
List of company shareholders
(only for applicant, who is a shareholder).
Company balance sheet and
income tax with receipt (por ngor dor 50)for the previous 1 year (with
the exception of a state agency or state enterprise).
Map of residence and place of
Copy of passport (must show a
total of 3 years' travelling history to Thailand).
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for tourists. Any other visa like non immigrant you need to get in your own
country preferably or outside Thailand.[ nonimmigrant
visa ]. Please remember that Visa & immigration can change processing
with little or zero notice so please ask us for up-to-date info. What may be the
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