Stop Service: Normally
the granting of work permits and the extension of business visas
can be a lengthy and time consuming process. However, persons
who qualify may receive a work permit and immigration extension
in three hours at the One Stop Service Center upon completion
of the proper application.
are those with BOI promotion or those who personally demonstrate
2,000,000 Baht of paid up capital registered in their name in
the company applying for a work permit, or if the company has
10,000,000 Baht or greater in registered paid up capitol, or
companies with 30,000,000 Baht in assets.
and Representative Offices: Special procedures allow for
the granting of work permits for the foreign employees of regional
and representative offices (business entities specifically defined
by law). A representative office is defined as an office that
does not engage in trade but is primarily dealing with quality
control, reporting relating to purchases by head the Head Office.
office are defined as those coordinating and supervising operations
of other offices throughout the region, including consultation,
marketing, training and sales promotion among other duties.
Although all these activities are defined as non-trading activities,
because the duties and are in the nature of "services"
an alien business license is normally required.
Ministry of Commerce is authorized to provide to facilitate
the issuance of two work permits in the case of non-trading
representative offices and up to five work permits in the case
of regional offices.