Work Permit

In this day and age, globalization of industries has become apparent for multi-national corporations to establish their presence in different parts of the world.  Same is true with local corporate entities where foreign employees are hired to meet the demands of the business operations. 

We, at Legal Unit Co., Ltd., provide a wide range of immigration services and our competent lawyers and staff can guide our clients toward visa, immigration and work permit requirements for foreign expatriates working in Thailand.  Our services suit each client’s specific needs.

It is a common scenario in Thailand that in any corporate structure registered under Thai law,  foreigners are seen and are actively involved in these companies either as  directors or hired employees.  Where directors of the company who have signing authority over the company as listed in the director’s list as per the Business Department’s database, or a hired employee is a foreigner, they are required to have work permits. For your company to sponsor one non-immigrant B visa and work permit for its foreign director or employee, regardless of its shareholding, it should meet the following requirements:

We will be able to assist in the preparation and compilation of documents to be attached which are to be provided by the company supporting your work permit application.  The processes involved the Immigration Department, for the Non-B visa, and the Labor Department for the application and issuance of a valid work permit.

The Board of Investment (BOI) in Thailand

The Thai government established the Board of Investment (BOI) to provide investment incentives for both foreign and local entrepreneurs who are interested in investing in the agency’s promoted activities.  BOI aims to promote valuable investment, both investment into Thailand and Thai overseas investment.  Investment promotion policies were adjusted in order to attract more businessmen; decentralize Thailand’s industrial base and respond to future economic situations.

The Thai government established the Board of Investment (BOI) to provide investment incentives for both foreign and local entrepreneurs who are interested in investing in the agency’s promoted activities.  BOI aims to promote valuable investment, both investment into Thailand and Thai overseas investment.  Investment promotion policies were adjusted in order to attract more businessmen; decentralize Thailand’s industrial base and respond to future economic situations. 

Applications for specific projects must met the following conditions set by the Board:

To gain project approval, the investment must meet the following criteria:

What are the privileges and incentives granted by the BOI?

There are two significant privileges offered by the BOI for promoted projects are:

1.          Tax privileges
2.          Non-Tax privileges

Our Service

Submission of applications to the Board of Investment can best be done through assistance of a competent law firm in order to understand the legal processes as well as the relevant laws and regulations.  Our team of corporate lawyers can deal with these applications for any time of project from start until your business receives its Investment Promotion Certificate (IPC).  We are pleased to provide you for a general information on this area through our free consultation.