Thailand Visa and Immigration Laws
All individuals, other than those in transit and citizens of certain countries, are required to obtain a visa in order to enter Thailand. Foreign nationals who intend to remain in Thailand to work or conduct business must comply with visa requirements in addition to obtaining a work permit.
Phuket Legal Group can assist you with the following visas:
- Thailand Business visas
- Thailand Retirement visas
- Thailand Marriage visas
- Thailand one year education visas
- Thailand visas for medical treatment
- Thai one year visa applications (“B” Visa, “O” Visa)
Work permits, which are valid for the period of the visa, have to be renewed every year. When an individual applies for a renewal of visa, they have to show that taxes for the previous year have been paid. If an individual stays in Thailand for an unbroken period of 90 days, he or she has to notify immigration officials accordingly.
CS Attorney at Law will assist you to apply for the appropriate visa quickly and efficiently and can help you remain in Thailand.
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The Non-Immigrant “B” type visa is the mainstream business visa Thailand based foreigners use to obtain their work permit. This visa type provides:
Single or multiple entries into Thailand – permission determined by Thai Immigration
Valid for use for a period of one calendar year
Used to obtain work permit for Thailand, if needed
Holder is able to open bank account in Thailand
As this type of visa is used as the foundation for acquiring a Work Permit, paying taxes, and maintaining an ongoing record with the Thai authorities, this type of visa requires specific documentation to be submitted in the proscribed manner in Thai language. We can help you in your business visa for Thailand application, with our perfect knowledge of thai visa requirement.
Non-Immigrant B- Business visa
As this type of visa is used as the foundation for acquiring a Work Permit, paying taxes, and maintaining an ongoing record with the Thai authorities, this type of visa requires specific documentation to be submitted in the proscribed manner in Thai language. We will handle this important process for you and also to ensure that your business has been structured correctly to meet both legal compliance and your commercial requirements.
Non-Immigrant O retirement visa
Thailand has established a specific Retirement category visa for those over 50 years of age who wish to retire in Thailand. There are numerous privileges such as being able to open a bank account, importation of personal effects and furnishings tax free, and automatic conversion from a 90-day visa to one year. There are, however, a number of conditions that must be met, including proof of ongoing income, or the deposit of a lump sum into a Thai bank. The processes and procedures must be handled correctly and the ongoing reporting requirements make it important for things to be handled properly from the start.
Non- Immigrant O – Marriage visa
A specific Marriage Visa for Thailand is available for foreigners who wish to enter Thailand to marry either another foreign national or a Thai national. If the marriage is between a foreigner and a Thai, the foreigner will be afforded certain privileges, such as being able to open a bank account. In addition to the passport and visa, there are certain documents that are required for the foreigner(s) to present. This will include a translation into Thai of the declaration that the foreigner(s) is single and free to marry, along with documents to be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the registration of the marriage at the local District Office, and proof of funds if you intend to reside in Thailand. If you are planning to travel to Thailand to get married, or if you are already married and are considering changing to an “O” Marriage Visa for Thailand, the process and procedures must be handled correctly. Please contact us so that we can review your case and give an assessment of the cost involved.
Non- Immigrant O – Dependent visa
Wives, children under 18 years of age, and others who are dependent on the primary visa holder must be added as “Dependents” in order to legally reside in Thailand, unless they have their own independent visas. For example, if a foreigner takes up a job in Thailand, his or her company will make arrangements for their work permit, and the spouse and children must be added as Dependents, with the specifics recorded in the primary visa holder’s passport and work permit.