Non-Immigrant Visa Category “B”

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Foreigners who wish to work, conduct business or undertake investment activities in Thailand must apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa at the Royal Thai Embassies or Royal Thai Consulates-General. Holder of this type of visa wishing to work in Thailand must be granted a work permit before starting 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.

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.



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Eligibility Requirements

4 Eligibility Requirements for Non-Immigrant Visa Category “B”

  • Applicant must have valid passport or travel document.
  • Applicant must have adequate finances to stay in Thailand.
  • Applicant must have a letter from the company indicating the applicant position, length of employment, salary, and purpose of visit(s) to Thailand.
  • Applicant must have travel health insurance.

Document Requirements

11 Document Required for Non-Immigrant Visa Category “B”

  • Passport or travel document with a validity of not less than 6 months.
  • Completed application form.
  • Evidence of adequate finance (20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family) for the duration of stay in Thailand.
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (4 x 6 cm) photograph of the applicant taken within the past 6 months.
  • 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 business registration and business license; list of shareholders; company profile; details of business operation; balance sheet; statement of Income Tax and Business Tax (Por Ngor Dor 50 and Por Ngor Dor 30) of the latest year; value-added tax registration (Por Por 20).
  • 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 and when necessary. In the absence of a required document, the applicant must provide a letter explaining the unavailability of such document.

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