Thailand Non-Immigrant Visa “B” (for Business and Work)


           –   The visa fee is 2,000 Baht for single-entry with three-month validity and 5,000 Baht for multiple entries with one-year validity.

           –   Nationals of certain countries are required to apply for a visa only at the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General in their home/residence country or at the designated Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General. 

Type of Non- B Visa

1).   Non-Immigrant Visa Category “B” (Business Visa) for those who wish to enter the Kingdom to work or to conduct business.

Foreigners who wish to work in Thailand must provide the following documents:

– Passport or travel document with validity of not less than 6 months.

– Completed visa application form.

– Recent passport-sized photograph (4 x 6 cm) of the applicant taken within the past 6 months.         
– Evidence of educational qualification such as diplomas, and resume.

Additional document

– Letter of approval from the Ministry of Labour.  To obtain this letter, the applicant’s prospective employer in Thailand is required to submit Form WP3 at the Office of Foreign Workers Administration, Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour Tel. 02-2452745, or at the Provincial Employment Office in his or her respective province. 
– Copy of Work Permit issued by the Ministry of Labour and alien income tax or Por Ngor Dor 91 (only in the case where the applicant has previously worked in Thailand).

– Corporate documents of hiring company in Thailand such as:

                1.1) business registration and business license

                1.2) list of shareholders

                1.3) company profile, details of business operation

                1.4) list of foreign workers stating names, nationalities, and positions

                1.5) map indicating the location of the company

                1.6) balance sheet, statement of Income Tax and Business Tax (Por Ngor Dor 50 and Por Por 30 of the latest year)

                1.7) value-added tax registration (Por Por 20)

               1.8) document indicating the number of foreign tourists (for tourism business only), or document indicating export transactions issued by banks (for export business only).

** N.B.

– An alien who receives a Non-Immigrant visa can work in Thailand once he or she is being granted a work permit.   An alien in violation of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979) concerning taking up employment without a work permit or the Royal Decree B.E. 2522 (1979) concerning holding employment in certain restricted occupations and professions shall be prosecuted and imprisoned or fined or shall face both penalties.

– It is recommended that the applicant should apply for a visa at the Thai Embassy/ Consulate in the country where he/she has a residence. Holder of this type of visa is entitled to stay in Thailand for a maximum period of 90 days.  He or she may apply for an extension of stay at the Office of the Immigration Bureau and may be granted such extension for a period of one year from the date of first entry into Thailand.

2)   Non-Immigrant Visa Category “B” for business trip/meeting and consultant

Foreigners who wish to work in Thailand must provide the following documents:

– Passport or travel document with validity of not less than 6 months.

– Completed visa application form.

– Recent passport-sized photograph (4 x 6 cm) of the applicant taken within the past 6 months.         
– Evidence of educational qualification such as diplomas, and resume.

Additional document

– Letter from the applicant’s company indicating the applicant’s position, length of employment, salary and purpose of visit(s) to Thailand.

– Documents showing correspondence with business partners in Thailand.

– Evidence of financial status in the case where the applicant is self-employed.

– Letter of invitation from trading or associated partners/companies in Thailand.

– Corporate documents of associated partners/companies in Thailand such as:

            2.1) business registration and business license

            2.2) list of shareholders

            2.3) company profile, details of business operation

            2.4) list of foreign workers stating names, nationalities, and positions

            2.5) map indicating the location of the company
            2.6) balance sheet, statement of Income Tax and Business Tax (Por Ngor Dor 50 and Por Por 30) of the latest year

            2.7)  value-added tax registration (Por Por 20)

** N.B.

– Copies of company documents must be signed by the Board of Directors or authorized managing director and affix the seal of the company.

                – Additional documents may be requested as necessary.  In the absence of a required document, the applicant must provide a letter explaining the unavailability of such document.  Applicant must endorse on each and every page of the submitted copies of documentation.  Documents in foreign languages must be translated into Thai and should be notarized by a notary organization or by the applicant’s diplomatic or consular mission.

                – Holder of this type of visa is entitled to stay in Thailand for a maximum period of 90 days.  He or she may apply for an extension of stay at the Office of the Immigration Bureau and may be granted such extension for a period of one year from the date of first entry into Thailand.

3) Non-Immigrant Visa category “IB” (BOI)

This visa is issued to foreign citizens employed to work on investment projects which are under the auspices of the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI must provide the following documents :

  • Letter from the Office of Investment Promotion (BOI) to companies that have been promoted
  • Name list of approved foreigners


4)   Non-Immigrant Visa Category “B” (Teaching purpose)

Foreigners who intend to take up employment as school teachers at the levels below university level in Thailand must submit the following required documents:

– Passport or travel document with validity of not less than 6 months

– Completed visa application form

– Recent passport-sized photograph (4 x 6 cm) of the applicant taken within the past 6 months.

– Evidence of educational qualification such as diplomas or teaching certificates.

– Applicant’s resume.        

Additional document

– Letter of acceptance from employing institute or school in Thailand.

– Letter of approval from government agencies such as the Office of the Private Education Commission, the Office of the Basic Education Commission.

– School license or business registration, list of shareholders, and school profile.-

– Police certificate verifying that applicant has no criminal record or equivalents or letter issued by authorized agencies in applicant’s country. (The requirement of the submission of such a police certificate is optional. The applicant must submit it if the consular officer requests him/her to do so. This requirement is effective as of May 2007.)

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