Applying for a Non-B Visa for Foreign Workers (Visa Non-B)

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Work visa for foreigners (Visa Non-B)

What needs to be notified to the data subject

What is a visa? What is a Non-B visa?

A visa is a document that shows that a person has been authorized to enter a country within a specified time frame. The issuing authority may stamp it with ink, use a sticker, or electronically stamp it in the passport. In some countries, there may be no physical stamp in the passport, but instead, the stamp is electronic, linked to computer records.

A Non-Immigrant Visa Type ‘B’ is issued to individuals who intend to travel to Thailand for the purpose of working, conducting business, or attending meetings within the country.

How many types of Non-B visas are there?

  1. A Single-Entry Non-B visa is valid for 3 months from the date of visa application, and the visa holder can stay in Thailand for a maximum of 90 days.
  2. A Multiple-Entry Non-B visa is valid for 1 year from the date of visa application, and the visa holder can stay in Thailand for a maximum of 90 days per entry. This type of visa is issued specifically for business purposes.

Criteria for consideration

  • Foreigners must undergo a stamp inspection for the type of temporary stay.
  • Foreigners must have money.
  • The business must have a registered capital that has been paid of no less than 2 million baht.
  • The business must submit financial statements as of the end of the past two accounting periods that have been audited and certified as accurate by an auditor. This is to demonstrate financial stability and operational activities.
  • The business requires the necessity to hire foreign workers.
  • *The business has a ratio of 1 foreign worker to 4 Thai employees, unless granted an exemption regarding the Thai worker ratio.

Supporting documents for applying for Visa Non-B

  1. TM.7 request form with photo 4×6 cm. The number of photographs required is 1 (Foreigners must submit it themselves).
  2. A copy of the applicant’s passport (pages with photo, visa, the last entry stamp, TM.6 departure card, re-entry permit stamp, and the applicant’s signature) is required.
  3. The “Foreign Work Permit Certificate” (Form ST.1)
  4. Copy of Work Permit (Certified with the signature of the certifier on each page)
  5. Copy of the registration document of that organization, such as the certificate of the company/partnership certified by the registrar, with certification not exceeding 6 months.
  6. Copy of the shareholder list, certified by the registrar, not exceeding 6 months.
  7. A copy of the balance sheet and profit and loss statement for the latest year, along with the P.N.D. 50 corporate income tax return and receipts, as well as a copy of Form Sor Chor. 3 certified by the Revenue Department/Ministry of Commerce/Accounting Inspector, and must be the original documents.
  8. A copy of the personal income tax return form (P.N.D. 91) filed by the foreign applicant for the latest year, along with the receipt (if available).
  9. A copy of the withholding tax return form (P.N.D. 1) that includes the names of both Thai employees and foreign applicants who submitted the application within the last 3 months, along with the receipt.
  10. A copy of the supplementary payment submission form (S.P.S. 1-10) submitted to the Social Security Office within the last 3 months, along with the receipt.
  11. A copy of the value-added tax (VAT) return form (Form PP.30 or Form PP.36) for the latest financial year and the last 3 months, along with the receipt.
  12. Documents demonstrating the necessity to hire foreign workers.
  13. A map showing the workplace location of the applicant (with the company’s stamp and the signature of authorized company personnel).
  14. Form ST2
  15. Establishment photos (Stamped with the company seal and authorized directors) Exterior: Building condition, location number, establishment name plate. Inside: Pictures of Thai and foreign employees while working.

If you have any doubts or questions about document preparation, accuracy, or which documents to include, it is advisable to seek legal advice or consult a law firm that specializes in assisting with Non-B Visa applications. They can provide guidance and ensure that your application is in compliance with all the necessary requirements.

Reference source

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  • วีซ่า Non-Immigrant “B” (คนอยู่ชั่วคราวประเภท B: ทำงาน ติอต่อธุรกิจ หรือประชุม) (2023) vientiane.thaiembassy. Available at:ประเภทวีซ่า-types-of-visa?menu=63b5333b6116753ef562ffa3 (Accessed: 11 September 2023).
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