A foreigner must obtain a Thailand Business Visa (Non-Immigrant “B”) if employed or is conducting business in Thailand. Normally, this kind of visa is for a maximum period of one year but is extendable thereafter on a yearly basis.
Any Foreigner intending to work in Thailand must have a residence in Thailand or authorized to temporarily enter Thailand. The first step in the work permit application process is to get the correct visa. In most cases, the applicant has to apply for a Non-Immigrant Type “B” Visa. You can obtain this visa either in your home country or any neighboring countries of Thailand. This allows the applicant to stay in Thailand for the first 90 days which shall give enough time for the application to take place.
All Business visa holders have to report their address to the Immigration Department every 90 days. Failure to do so can lead to penalty.
While on the business visa, you need to apply for a re-entry permit if you plan to leave Thailand. Otherwise, it will result in the cancellation of your visa upon re-entering Thailand. You can apply for a re-entry permit before leaving the country at the Immigration Office or at an international airport.
Magna Carta Law Firm offers Thailand Business Visa services. We can also help you in obtaining a work permit to legally work in Thailand.