Why Get a Non Immigrant B Visa Through The Thaiger?
Getting a Non-Immigrant B visa in Thailand can be complicated. You have to deal with complex bureaucracy issues and documents. Even after all that, there’s no guarantee that your application will be approved. Here at the Thaiger, we have simplified everything for you and to guide you every step of the way.
What is a Non Immigrant B Visa (Employment Visa)?
Non-Immigrant B visas allow foreign nationals to enter and work in Thailand for a temporary period of time. It usually involves sponsorship from the prospective employer of the worker.
Having a non-immigrant B visa is a legal requirement if you want to work or take up any sort of employment in Thailand. Numerous types of employment visas are available, based on the specific kind of work you’re going to do in Thailand. These include working as an academic, sports coach or teaching.
How to Apply for an Non Immigrant B Visa
Applying for a Non-Immigrant B visa may sound complicated, but the process will be much easier with the following steps. It is recommended applicants should initially apply through the Thai Embassy in their country of residence.
Thai Embassy website
Check your local Thai Embassy website for the Non Immigrant B visa options and Select the type of visa that will cover your entire stay.
Select for the purpose of your work
Select the Non Immigrant B visa type that pertains to the specific type of work you will do in Thailand.
Know the required documents
Find out what documents are required to apply for the non immigrant B visa. Make sure to have all the documents ready in one place.
Fill out personal information
Fill out the visa application form with your personal information and pay a non-refundable visa application fee.
Choose the right visa
Once you are ready with the requirements, forms, and fee, it’s time to inquire through the Thaiger, where our partners will be getting in touch with you.
Quick Facts About the Non B Visa for Employment (Exempt teachers and academics)
Before you apply for your Non Immigrant B visa, let’s look at some quick facts to better understand the visa. The company you are going to work with, or the company you set up, must meet the following requirements.
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Types of Employment Visas
There are various types of visa for the purpose of employment that Thailand offers. Read all the details and choose the one that fits the kind of job you’re going to do in Thailand.
Non-Immigrant B Visa (Employment) Valid for 90 days to enter Thailand from the date of issue. On entry to Thailand it grants a stay of 90 days. You need to apply for the Non Immigrant B visa from a Thai Embassy in your Country of residence. Your prospective employer from Thailand has to sponsor your visa application.
During the initial 90 days of your stay in Thailand, you will have to apply for the work permit. You can apply to extend the initial 90 days period of stay granted on entry within the last 30 days of the 90 days granted on entry for 1 year each and every year at your local Immigration office in Thailand subject to meeting Immigration requirements.
- Non-Immigrant B visa (Employment) is required for all foreigners to work legally in Thailand.
- It’s an initial visa required to obtain your work permit.
- Family members are eligible to apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa Category O.
Non-Immigrant Visa O (voluntary work) is for foreigners who want to participate in voluntary services in Thailand, such as volunteering duties for social welfare organisations, charities, NGO, state enterprise, or other non-profit organisations/associations/foundations.
- Allows you to volunteer in Thailand.
- The Non Imm O Visa is valid to enter Thailand for 90 days from the date of issue.
- On entry to Thailand grants a stay of 90 days, which can be extended for 1 year at local Immigration offices in Thailand.
If you are a media personnel, journalist, or film crew who want to work in Thailand, you need to obtain a Non-Immigrant Visa “M.” The term “media personnel” include both conventional and credible online media agencies.
You need to be employed only as a media professional during your entire stay in Thailand using Non-Immigrant Visa M.
- The Non Imm M Visa is valid to enter Thailand for 90 days from the date of issue.
- On entry to Thailand grants a stay of 90 days, which can be extended for 1 year at local Immigration offices in Thailand.
For highly-skilled foreigners or specialist wishing to work in Thailand
- Available as single or multiple-entry.
- Multiple-entry valid for six months to enter Thailand
- Both single-entry and multiple-entry permit a stay of 90 days on entry
- The initial period of 90 days stay can be extended for one year.
A work permit is a requirement for foreigners to legally work in Thailand. It states your position, current occupation, job description, and the Thai company you are working with. Also, it serves as a licence to perform your job.
Regardless of the type of visa you have, you are not permitted to work in Thailand without a work permit. In other words, even if you already have a Non-Immigrant Visa B visa, you can not work in the country if you don’t have a work permit. You must carry your work permit at all times when you are working.
- You cannot work in Thailand without a work permit.
- Both you and your company must provide the required documents.
- You must only work at the company stated on your work permit.
Have a long vacation in Thailand while earning legally.
Have a long vacation in Thailand while earning legally. Applying for an employment visa is very stressful for me! There are many types, requirements, and other stuff that are too complicated and time-consuming. The Thaiger really help make everything less painful. They are very thorough and responsive! I got both my Non-Immigrant Visa B and Work Permit quickly.
Top tip: Know the type of visa required for your specific job before applying.
Other types of non-immigrant visas
Besides the type of visa mentioned above, there are other non-immigrant visas for those who want to work in Thailand. These include:
1. “F” – To perform official duties.
2. “IB” – To invest or perform other activities relating to investment, subject to the provision of the
established laws on investment promotion.
3. “ED” – To study, to come on a work study tour or observation tour, to participate in projects or seminars, to attend a conference or training course, to study as a foreign Buddhist monk. To perform missionary work or other religious activities with the concurrence of the Thai Ministries or Government Departments concerned. For internship as part of curricular programme.
4. “D”/”F” – Diplomatic officers to be posted overseas / on official missions
5. “RS” – To conduct scientific research or training or teaching in a research institute.
6. “O” – To visit family or friends in Thailand, voluntary job, retirement, medical treatment, to attend judicial process, to work as diplomat’s housekeeper
7. “O-A” – For applicants aged 50 and over who wish to stay in Thailand for an extended period without the intention of working.
8. “O-X” – For applicants aged 50 and over who wish to stay in Thailand for an extended period without the
intention of working.
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Other Common Visa Types for Thailand
Below are some of the most common alternative visa types for staying in Thailand for the purpose of retirement, working, business, studying, staying with Thai family/Spouse or long term Visas.
There are numerous entry methods to visit Thailand for short periods of time. In certain cases you can extend your permission of stay granted on entry at local Immigration offices.
Planning to spend your retirement years in Thailand? You’ll initially need to obtain a Non Immigrant O or O-A type Visa from your Thai Embassy. Annual extensions of your permission of stay granted on entry are available at local Immigration offices.
If you intend staying in Thailand due to marriage to a Thai national, or Thai children, then you should start with the single or multiple entry Non Immigrant O type Visa from your Thai Embassy. Annual extensions of your permission of stay granted on entry are available at local Immigration offices.
If you want to study, participate in projects, seminars, internships, or attend training courses you should start with the Non Immigrant Education Visa from your Thai Embassy. 90 day extensions of your permission of stay granted on entry are available at local Immigration offices.
Whether you intend to work for an employer or starting a business, the Non-Immigrant B Visas are for foreign nationals interested in working, starting a business or investing in Thailand. Annual extensions of your permission of stay granted on entry are available at local Immigration offices. Work permits are also required to work legally in Thailand.
The Thai Elite Visa allows you to reside in Thailand for long-term (5, 10, or 20 years). It comes with many benefits as well. If you are an investor or a businessman who travel to Thailand multiple times a year, this visa is ideal for you.
Looking for other visa types not listed above? We’ve got you. Thailand offers many options for its visitors, and we strive to help you access those options more easily.
If you need to extend your stay in Thailand, 90-day reporting, cancellation, change the type of Visa, or even a visa run while in Thailand, we are always ready to help. Let us help make your stay in the Land of Smiles more convenient.
Thailand Elite Visa
Thailand can be your second home with the Thailand Elite Visa, which allows you to stay in the country for 5-20 years. With the Thailand Elite Visa, you can skip the hassle of 90-day reporting, an extension of stay, and more requirements you may face when dealing with visa applications or extensions.
With the Thai Elite Visa, you only have to complete visa runs once. It’s an ideal choice for digital nomads and retirees who don’t want to be bothered by the existing complicated rules that change regularly. It suits investors and business people who travel to Thailand multiple times a year as well.
Besides allowing you to stay in Thailand for up to 20 years, the Thailand Elite Visa also grants you various privileges, such as first-class accommodations, airport service, priority treatment at Thai immigration, investment opportunities, healthcare benefits, and even a prestigious golf club memberships. Your family members can also get some of these privileges, including an airport fast track service.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Non Immigrant Type Visa
The Non-Immigrant B Visa is for foreign nationals wishing to do business in Thailand, or for those wishing to apply for a work permit in Thailand and to take up a job opportunity.
You must have a Passport or travel document with a validity of not less than 6 months. Apply at your local Thai Embassy in your Country of residence.
Not on a Non Immigrant B Visa, but if you can qualify for Permanent residency, this will enable you to stay without applying for annual extensions of your stay and submitting 90 day reports.
Only if it was issued for the purpose of voluntary work, or on the basis of Thai family/Spouse. You must still obtain a work permit.
A Non Immigrant type Visa can be valid to enter Thailand from 3 months to 10 years. Depending on the place of issue and visa type, they may also be issued as single or multiple entries.
If you have an offer of employment you need to change your visa status to a Non Immigrant B visa and apply for a work permit.
No, to work legally in Thailand you must have work permit.
Penalties for overstaying are severe in Thailand. 500 BHT per day fine up to a maximum of 20,000 BHT for overstay under 90 days. 90 days and above, 20,000 BHT fine and blacklisted from entering the Country from 1-10 years depending on the length of overstay. If arrested on overstay the penalties are harsher.
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