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(a) Work for/with a company in Thailand

Single Entry

Standard Process for foreigners who wish to work in Thailand:

Please kindly note that visa application takes approximately within 5-7 working days after the receipt of completed required documents. Applicant can ONLY personally apply for a visa 3-10 weeks before the travelling date at the counter of Visa Section at Royal Thai Embassy in Bern from Monday – Friday from 09:00 – 12:00 hours. (except national holidaysWe accept both appointments and walk-ins.

Required Documents

1. Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months

2. Completed visa application form

3. 2 recent passport-sized photographs taken within the past 6 months (3.5 x 4.5 cm.)

4. A copy of travel booking or ticket reservation (from Switzerland to Thailand, and (if any) outbound flight from Thailand)

5. An Approval letter issued by the Ministry Labour and Social Welfare (Form WP.3) or an Approval letter issued by Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) is required. In order to obtain this letter, the company in Thailand must submit the application at the office of Foreign Wokers Administration Department of Employment / at the Provinvial Employment Office or at Thailand Board of Investment.

6. Confirmation letter from the employer, stating the applicant’s position, salary, and qualifications

7. Working contract

8. Supporting documents of hiring company in Thailand as shown below

9. For non-Swiss nationals, a copy of valid residence permit to stay in Switzerland (front and back side)

10. Resume

11. Proof of education e.g. school certificate, and degrees

12. For applicant who has previously worked in Thailand, a copy of Work Permit issued by the Ministry of Labour, Alien Income Tax or Por Ngor Dor 91

13. Visa Fee of 80 CHF in cash only, Single Entry

14. In case that applicant’s passport shall be sent back by post, an envelope with applicant’s address and CHF 6.30 of stamps are required. The Royal Thai Embassy does not accept any responsibility for any kind of loss or damage from post service.

15. For Chinese passport holder, if duration of work is longer than 90 days, the visa process will take up to 2-3 months.

16. For Nigerian, Afghanistan, Iraq, and North Korea passport holder, please kindly find more information on Note at How to apply for a visa 

 

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(b) Own a company in Thailand

Single or Multiple Entry (business entrepreneur only)

Please kindly note that visa application takes approximately within 5-7 working days after the receipt of completed required documents. Applicant can ONLY personally apply for a visa 3-10 weeks before the travelling date at the counter of Visa Section at Royal Thai Embassy in Bern from Monday – Friday from 09:00 – 12:00 hours. (except national holidaysWe accept both appointments and walk-ins.

Required Documents

  1. Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months
  2. Completed visa application form
  3. 2 recent passport-sized photographs taken within the past 6 months (3.5 x 4.5 cm.)
  4. A copy of travel booking or ticket reservation (from Switzerland to Thailand, and outbound flight from Thailand or from one of our neighbouring countries)

  5. For Non-Swiss nationals, a copy of valid residence permit to stay in Switzerland with validity not less than 1 year (front and back side)
  6. Hotel reservation
  7. Copy of work contract and salary receipt of the past 6 months
  8. Copy of applicant’s bank statement of the past 3 months
  9. Supporting documents from a company in Thailand:
    • Invitation letter stating applicant’s name, objective of the visit, and period of stay
    • Copy of business registration or Thai Business License, issued by the Department of Commercial Registration
    • Copy of company profile
    • Copy of list of shareholders of the company
    • Copy of balance sheet over the last 1 year
    • Copy of Statement of Income Tax (Phor Ngor Dor 50, Phor Ngor Dor 51)
    • Copy of Value Added Tax (Phor Por 30)
    • Copy of Value Added Tax Registration (Phor Phor 20)
  10. Supporting documents from the applicant’s company:
    • Official note from the applicant’s company stating the objective of the visit to Thailand, and list of public agency and private company where the applicant is scheduled to consult/meet
    • Meeting plan/schedule of all year and/or flight tickets
    • Copy of business registration (Handelsregisterauszug)
  11. In case applicant will stay longer than 14 days in Thailandan Approval letter issued by the Ministry Labour and Social Welfare (Form WP.3) or an Approval letter issued by Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI) is required. In order to obtain this letter, the company in Thailand must submit the application at the office of Foreign Wokers Administration Department of Employment / at the Provinvial Employment Office or at Thailand Board of Investment. 
  12. Visa Fee, in cash only, 80 CHF for Single Entry, 185 CHF for Multiple Entry (must submit evidence of travel plans).
  13. In case that applicant’s passport shall be sent back by post, an envelope with applicant’s address and CHF 6.30 of stamps are required. The Royal Thai Embassy does not accept any responsibility for any kind of loss or damage from post service.
  14. For Chinese passport holder, if duration of stay is longer than 90 days, the visa process will take up to 2-3 months.

   15. For Nigerian, Afghanistan, Iraq, and North Korea passport holder, please kindly find more information on Note at How to apply for a visa 

 

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