Foreign citizens who wish to visit Thailand for business purposes may apply for a three-year Non-Immigrant Visa ‘B‘. This type of visa may be issued to business people for multiple-entries and is valid for three years. It allows the holder to visit Thailand as often as required for as long as the visa remains valid and allows the holder to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 90 days per visit. This visa cannot be used for employment purposes in Thailand.
Where to Apply:
Application is to be submitted to the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in the applicant’s country of residence, or at the Royal Thai Embassy which has jurisdiction over his or her country of residence. However, Royal Thai Consulate-General offices headed by an Honorary Consul-General are not authorized to issue this type of visa. The applicant may enquire as to which office is authorized to issue this type of visa at any Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General.
Applicants for a three-year Non-Immigrant Visa ‘B’ must submit the following documents:
1. A completed application form signed by the applicant.
2. A valid passport for traveling to Thailand with sufficient remaining validity for the planned trip. Previous passports and/or travel documents, detailing past travel, are also required.
3. Two passport-sized photographs (4x6cms) taken within the previous 6 months.
4. National identity card, residence documentation or valid proof of identity.
5. A certified letter from the applicant’s employer providing details of the applicant’s position with the company, length of employment, salary, and purpose of the visit(s) to Thailand. If the applicant is self-employed, he or she must provide certified documentation of his or her business undertaking such as business registration and details of business operation.
6. Certified copies of correspondence with business partners in Thailand.
7. An original letter of invitation from trading or associated partners/companies in Thailand.
Certified corporate documents of associated partners/companies in Thailand such as:
– business registration and business license
– list of shareholders
– company profile
– details of business operation
– map indicating location of the company
– 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 Ngor Dor 20)
8. A letter or recommendation from previous employer or business associations of which the applicant is a member.
- The issuance of visas is at the discretion of the consular officer.
- This visa cannot be used for employment purposes in Thailand.