If you are looking to set up a business or start working in Thailand and are not married to a Thai national then you will need to apply for a non-B visa. The list of documents looks daunting but Sunbelt Asia has the experience and expertise to make sure you have all of the required documents. It is important to note that Consulates may ask for further documentation that is not on the list.
There are several different categories of Non-B visas; non-B, the non - B-A (business approved) and the non-IB (investment). Here we will discuss the standard non-B visa which is for foreigners who wish to conduct business or work in Thailand.
For those who plan on working then you may need to show a work permit or work permit application and if you plan on entering Thailand to conduct business, or set one up, then you can do so without needing to show a work permit or application for a work permit (WP3). However, it is important to note that this is generally only available in your home country. If you apply in Asia then you will most likely need the WP3 (pre-approval of work permit).
Remember, the Consular officer may request additional documents. Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated into Thai and notarized by a notary public or at the applicant’s consulate.
If you are re-applying for a non-B and continue to work for the same organization then they will want to see your work permit, so if you are planning on returning to your home country and make a new non-B application be sure and bring your work permit with you.
There are some extra requirements for those wishing to teach, that include evidence of your educational qualifications such as diplomas or teaching certificates, the school license, list of shareholders and school profile, your resume or CV, and a police certificate may be required showing that you have no criminal record.
However, if you are already in Thailand and will be applying in the region then the Consulate will also want to see the WP3, which is the pre-approval of your work permit. Sunbelt Asia can make sure you have this important document beforehand so that your visa process is smooth.
Foreign Business License
US Treaty Of Amity
Thailand Work Permit
Closing a Thai Company