Today Thai Work Permit Expert discusses Visa for getting a work permit in Thailand.

Foreigners wanting to apply for a work permit in Thailand must enter the country with a non-immigrant “B” visa. Here are the documents you need to obtain a non-immigrant “B” visa from a Thai embassy or consulate if you are going to work for a company in Thailand.

  1. One completed and signed visa application form with application fee (please check with the embassy in the country you are applying for the visa to see the current fee schedule.)
  2. One recent passport-sized photograph (3.5 x 4.5cm)
  3. Passport (valid for no less than 6 months)
  4. Invitation letter from a company in Thailand (the letter must be typed on the company’s letter head and signed by authorized director(s) of the company) attached with these documents:
  • Company’s registration documents in Thailand (or Company Affidavit)
  • List of shareholders
  • Business registration and business license
  • Company profile
  • Details of business operation
  • List of foreign workers stating names, nationalities and positions
  • Map indicating the location of the company
  • Latest year’s audited financial statements
  • Latest year’s corporate income tax return
  • Latest year’s VAT returns
  • Valued Added Tax registration paper
    (Copies of company documents must be signed by authorized director(s) and affixed the company seal)