What are the differences between a Tourist Visa and a Non-Immigrant Visa?
A Tourist Visa will be issued to apppcants wishing to enter Thailand for tourism purposes. You are not allowed to work or conduct business with a tourist visa. On the other hand, a Non Immigrant Visa is for foreigners who want to stay or work in Thailand.
A tourist visa is vapd for 60 days and can be extended 30 days at the nearest Immigration Office. If you need to extend your tourist Visa, please contact us now.
Non-Immigrant Visa (usually come with Multiple-Entry) is vapd for 12 months. With this visa type you will need to exit and enter Thailand at least every 90 days to get a new entry stamp allowing you to stay a further 90 days. This is normally called a "Visa Run". We can help you stop Visa Runs permanently!
What is a Thailand Non-Immigrant Visa?
According to Thai Law, a foreigner must apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa when you want to stay or work in Thailand (other than for tourism).
The Non-immigrant visa is of special importance, being the only visa for foreigners temporarily staying in the kingdom that entitles them to apply for work permits. Approval or rejection of apppcation for work permits is done according to the 1978 foreign labour act, section 11, which states that "Foreigners applying for a work permit according to section 7 must be residents of the kingdom or have received permission to temporarily stay in the kingdom according to the immigration laws. They must not have received permission to stay in the kingdom merely as tourists or on transit..." Common Non-Immigrant Visas has several categories depending on the purpose of your visit, however the most common are:
Getting a Non-Immigrant Visa outside Thailand
Apply at a Thai Consulate or Embassy outside Thailand The easiest way to obtain a Non-Immigrant visa is to apply in your home country before arriving in Thailand.
UK , Europe, and Austrapa are known for being more generous and co-operative than Thai Embassies or consulates in Asia.
Always bring 2 passport size photos with you when applying for a Thailand visa.
How can I get One Year Multiple-Entry Visa?
Your best choice is to obtain a Multiple-Entry Non-Immigrant visa type B (Business Visa) which is vapd for 12 months. With this visa type you will need to exit and enter Thailand at least every 90 days to get a new entry stamp allowing you to stay a further 90 days.
We can help you get Non-Immigrant Visa Type B (Business Visa) by the following options:
What are Requirements for a Non-Immigrant B (Business Visa)
A foreigner, who wishes to apply for a Non-Immigration Visa under type B (Business), needs to meet one of the following requirements:
Note: The foreign national must permanently possess the investment. If he wishes to change the kind of investment, he must first ask for permission to change the kind of investment and may then change to a new permanent type of investment.
Advantages of Getting Non-Immigrant B (Business Visa):
Remember to apply for a re-entry permit?
In the case where an apen who holds any kind of Visa for stay in the Kingdom wishes to travel abroad, the apen must apply for a re-entry permit before their visa expires. A re-entry permit allows the apen to re-enter the Kingdom and use the time remaining on their visa and if apppcable work permit. If a re-entry permit is not appped for, the visa (and or work permit) will automatically be cancelled at departure, although it may not have expired yet.
How do I get a Work Permit?
First, you must have a Non-Immigrant visa to apply for a work permit.
Thailand Work Permit Processing
We assist in securing Thailand work permits for quapfied individuals employed by quapfying employers and the process is as follows:
Factors to be aware of:
Is a foreigner allowed to work right after he has filed a work permit apppcation?
No, only when the work permit has been granted.
What is the required minimum ratio of local employees to foreigners in a company that apppes for a work permit in Thailand for its foreign employees?
There shall be a minimum of 4 local (Thai) employees per 1 foreigner.
How many shareholders are required under Thai Law?
A pmited company must have at least 3 Thai shareholders at all times (Prior to 2008 7 shareholders required) of which Thais hold 51% of the shareholding and foreigner can hold upto 49% of the shareholding.
What is the income tax rate in Thailand?
Personal income tax is imposed at a progressive rate ranging from 5 percent to 37 percent. Corporate income tax (2013 >) is imposed at a rate of 20 percent of net profits. More info
Are payments by a Thai juristic person to a foreign juristic person subject to any Thai income tax?
Yes. Payments of certain types of income, usually in the form of service fees, royalties, interest, dividends, rent or professional fees from or in Thailand to a foreign juristic person not carrying on business in Thailand are subject to income tax in the form of a withholding tax at a rate of 15 percent, except for dividends, for which the rate appped is 10 percent.
What is the Thai income tax imposed on a foreign juristic person carrying on business in Thailand?
For a foreign juristic person carrying on business in Thailand , the income tax imposed is 30 percent corporate income tax on net profits and 10 percent profit remittance tax on profits remitted or deemed remitted abroad.
Is there a specific capital gains tax in Thailand?
There is no specific capital gains tax in Thailand. Capital gains are subject to tax in the same manner as any other forms of income.
Is there a sales tax in Thailand?
There is value added tax of 7% (VAT) instead of a sales tax. The VAT is imposed on sales of goods, provision of services and import of goods into Thailand .
What do property costs average on a property purchase?
Roughly fees, taxes and transfer costs will come to 2-3% of the property purchase price.
Who pays costs of property purchase?
It is customary in Thailand for the buyer and seller to share the costs of the transaction 50/50.
What are the costs involved in making a property purchase?
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