The visa issued by the embassies and consulates in Thailand for foreigners who want to work, operate a business or invest in Thailand.
1 – Required Documents
– Passport with a validity period is over 6 months for a single entry and 18 months for multiple entries to the date of entry into the Thai territory
– Visa application form duly completed
– A photograph of the applicant taken full face, bareheaded, 4×6 cm, recent (less than 6 months)
– A professional letter (in some cases the commercial register may request)
– Marriage certificate and birth certificate of applicant’s children if the family followed in Thailand
It may possibly be asked to present an international airfare paid and / or proof of financial responsibility (minimum of 20,000 baht per person or 40,000 baht per family)
* Additional documents may, where appropriate, be requested by the Consulate
2 – Rates of non-immigrant visa category B
€ 50 for a single-entry visa and € 120 for a multiple entry visa.
(These rates current at 01.01.2009 can change over time)
3 – Validity of non-immigrant visa category B
The validity of the Class B non-immigrant visa is valid for 3 months.
4 – Validity of stay of nonimmigrant visa
It is initially granted the applicant a residence permit for 90 days and may be extended for a period of one year from the date of entry by the immigration service.
5 – Extension of stay
The holder of a B visa, after obtaining a work permit (work permit), may request an extension for a period of one year of his BA visa for business or IB for investment.
Requests for extension must be requested from the Immigration Office located in Bangkok Soi Suan Plu, South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120. Tel. (662) 287-3101 -10
* The extension of visa is subject to the discretion of the officer of the Immigration Service
6 – Additional information
a) applicant’s family
The family of the applicant, ie spouses, parents and children under 20 singles who want to stay in Thailand with the applicant must apply for a nonimmigrant visa category O that will allow them to stay 90 days may be renewed for a period of one year from the date of entry into the Thai territory.
b) Change of visa
Foreigners hold a transit visa or a tourist TS TR wishing to invest in Thailand may apply for change of nonimmigrant visa category O with the immigration service located Soi Suan Plu, South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120. Tel. (662) 287-3101 -10
Foreigners wishing to invest in Thailand at least 2 million baht will benefit from facilities for obtaining their long stay visa.
7 – Special Cases
Nationals of the following countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Palestine, India, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Nepal, Pakistan, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Yemen, have an obligation to apply for visa at the Consulate of Thailand their country of residence.
Foreigners working in Thailand must hold a work card.
– Foreigners who work without having obtained the work permit is liable to a sentence of three months in prison and / or a fine of 5,000 baht
– An alien who would perform work reserved for Thais incurs a sentence of five years in prison and / or a fine of 10,000 baht.
The text above can be used in any official text.
Thai laws are written in Thai and only one official translation may be valid.
Thai laws are constantly changing and the text below for information purposes only.
For more accurate and effective informations, please contact the Thai Authorities.
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