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Immigration Services Thailand

Are you looking to travel to Thailand? If so then getting a visa is a nescessity. We here at Tarrant Legal can help with all your visa needs. Helping you to get your visa the right way. Get in contact today and we will sort your visa needs. 

Types of visas we help with : Thai Tourist Visa, Elite Thai Visa, Thai Marriage Visa and Thai Work Visa.

Thai Work Visa

What is it?

A Thai Work Visa is just that. It allows a person to work in Thailand either for their own business or for a Thai Business. It can be difficult to get a work visa in Thailand. We help to make it as easy as possible and guide our clients with everything they need.

A Thai work permit allows a foreigner to work and operate a business in Thailand legally. Working in the Kingdom of Thailand without a work visa is illegal and will result in a punishment of either a fine or imprisonment. Neither are something that you want. Thats why it is always recommended that you do your research and get exactly what you need.    

How Do I Get A Thai Work Visa?

To get a thai work visa first you must apply for a non immigrant visa. What is a non immigrant visa? It is a type of visa that states you are coming to Thailand on a temporary basis, it allows the applicant to stay for 90 days. We can help convert your Thai Tourist Visa into a Non Immigrant Visa without you needing to leave the Kingdom (pretty great right).

Only after you have your Non Immigrant Visa can you then apply for a Thai Work Visa. This is where it gets hard.

Documents that you need to provide:

  • Your Passport – a copy of each page. Each copy should be signed by you.
  • Your Non-Immigrant Visa
  • Departure Card TM.6
  • Your Education Degree (a signed copy) *
  • Transcript (a signed copy) *
  • Certificates or licenses held by applicant (signed copy) *
  • CV or Resume – providing a nicely written cv that details previous positions, duties, length and employment location. If you need to hire a cv writer we can also do that for you here.
  • Photos, three (3) which are 5 x 6 cm in size (not passport photos) with full face and taken wearing business attire (a suit and tie, or just a shirt is usually all you need). Make sure that the photos are pretty recent. Dated within 6 months before application of your Work permit. 
  • Your Marriage Certificate (if you are married to Thai National). Including the original and signed photocopies. Also include your wife’s Thai ID card, birth certificates of children, and household registration.

*Thai government officials may require that these documents have to be certified by your home countries embassy. This can be difficult if your embassy is far from where you live or maybe there isn’t one in the Kingdom. All documents will need to be brought there and certified as true and original. It is possible that you may be required to have some of these documents translated into thai, but this is not always the case.

Documents that your employer will need to provide are:

  • A Commercial Registration Department Certificate that shows that the business/organization hasbeen fully registered. Including who the managing director is, the business objective and registered capital. *
  • List of Shareholders certified by the Commercial Registration Department. (if the company has shareholders) *
  • A Factory License (if required) issued by Factory Department, Ministry of Industry. *
  • VAT Certificate – Phor Phor 20 *
  • VAT filing – Phor Phor 30
  • Withholding Tax – Phor Ngor Dor 1
  • Social Security Payment filing

*For thai government officials to accept any documents the companies seal must be stamped on every page including the Managing director or directors real signature next to the seal. Also anything marked with an * above may also be required within the past 90 days application of your thai work permit. 

Keeping track of all this information can be difficult and very tedious. Here at Tarrant Legal we will keep guide you in the right direction and make sure everything is done the right way.


Elite Thai Visa

What is it?

As the name suggests this kind of visa is a premium type. An Elite Visa is a long stay visa that allowes the holder to stay anywhere from 5-20 years. Which is a huge difference from any other type of visa. The goal is to attract high earning foreigners to Thailand who don’t want to deal with the hassle of doing border runs. The Elite Thai Visa is ideal for digital nomads, retirees.

What are the benefits?

Now lets see what the benefits of an Elite Thai Visa are:
  • It is a 5 year renewable visa that allow the holder to extend up to an extra year with ever entry.
  • Entry to Thailand is much faster for a holder of an Elite Visa. This means passport and immigration control is expedited allowing the holder to get in faster.
  • Thai Elite Visa holders also have access to other benefits, like airport transportation services, complimentary golf, spa treatments and annual hospital check-ups if they need them. Also access well to a host of different shopping, hotel, resort and dining experiences. Just another perk of this Visa type.
  • Thai Immigration requires 90 day checkins but Thai Elite Visa staff will represent the holder.
Sounds amazing right. No other visa type in Thailand offers so much to a visitor. As you probably expected an elite visa is not cheap. It is designed for high foreign earners who want to have easy access to thailand and want to come and go as they please.

The Different Types

There are a few different types of Elite Visa which are:
  • Elite Easy Access
  • Elite Family Excursion (minimum 2 persons)
  • Elite Family Alternative
  • Elite Privilege Access
  • Elite Superiority Extension
  • Elite Ultimate Privilege
  • Elite Family Premium
All these visas are similar but range in price and what they allow the holder/s to do in the kingdom.
To find out which one you need or can afford do not hesitate to get in contact today and book a free consultation with one of our Thai Immigration Lawyers.

Marriage Visa

What is it?

 A Thai Marriage Visa is exactly that. A visa that is granted to a foreigner if they have married a Thai national. Marrying or being married to a person who is not Thai does not qualify you for this visa type.

What are the benefits of having a marriage visa?

This kind of visa offers somethings that the others do not.
  • It allows the holder to work in Thailand so long as they obtain a work visa.
  • Can be renewed every year without having to exit the nation.
  • Allows loved ones to stay together.
  • Holders can stay in the kingdom without having to leave for a full year.
  • Easy for employers as they only need to worry about work permit.
It is a great visa type for those that wish to stay long term in Thailand with their beloved. Travelling in and out of the country every 3 months and being forced apart can be terrible to a relationship so many opt for this visa type.

How to get it?

 Now as great as it sounds it is still a difficult prospect. We have talked about marriage registration on our Family law page about what is required to get married so we won’t talk about it here. Click here if you want to read about that.
You will need a marriage certificate and be married to a Thai National. You cannot obtain this visa if you are married to anyone that is not Thai.
You will need to match the required financial criteria. This is usually around 400,000 Baht and that the money has been in your account for at least 2 months.
Other documents may be required such as a police clearance and medical certificate. Often they don’t need these but be prepared anyway just in case.
Contact us if you want us to guide you through the entire process. Our Immigration lawyers know exactly what is needed and how to do it in the best possible way.

90 Day Non Immigrant Visa

What is it?

The 90 Day non immigrant visa is a popular visa type in Thailand as it is perfect for those that want to study, do business or retire in the kingdom. It also allows for investment and other purposes.
After the 90 days are over it can be extended for another 7 days allowing the user to leave the country without overstaying and facing fines.
If the holder wants to they can convert this visa type into a 1 Year Non Immigrant Visa which is great. Then during that year if they want they can obtain a Marriage Visa, Work Visa, Retirement Visa and more. It can also be processed within the country. No need to leave. Brilliant.

What is Required?

Of course to get this great visa there are a few requirements.
To apply for this visa you must be present in the country to lodge your visa application.
Below are the requirements for this visa:
  • A passport with at least 6-month validity from the date of your intended arrival in Thailand.
  • An invitation or confirmation letter to clarify the purpose of travel issued by the concerned organization.
  • Additional supporting document requested by the Royal Thai embassy or consulate.
  • Proof of financial funds and travel itinerary.
  • Embassy fee. Usually very cheap.
Not too bad in comparison to other visa requirements.
If this sounds like what you need or want then please contact us today. We will guide you through everything you need and make everything as pain free as possible. Contact us either through our contact form or by line. A member of our Immigration Lawyer team is ready to help.

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