Non-Immigrant B Visa (Non-B)

The Non-Immigrant B Visa (Non-B) is a type of visa issued by Thailand to foreign nationals who intend to conduct business, work, or undertake investment activities within the country. This visa is suitable for those who are employed by a Thai company, are planning to start a business, or invest in Thailand, as well as for those who are visiting for business negotiations or consultations.

To apply for a Non-Immigrant B Visa, applicants typically need to provide the following documents:

  1. Passport: A valid passport with at least six months of remaining validity beyond the intended period of stay in Thailand, with at least one empty page for a visa stamp.
  2. Visa Application Form: A completed and signed Non-Immigrant Visa application form.
  3. Photographs: Recent passport-sized photographs that comply with the visa application requirements.
  4. Employment or Invitation Letter: A letter from the employing company in Thailand or from the business partners, detailing the nature of the business, position, salary, duration of employment, and the purpose of the visit.
  5. Company Documents: Relevant documents from the Thai company, such as business registration and business license, list of shareholders, company profile, details of business operations, and financial statements.
  6. Financial Evidence: Proof of adequate finances to support the stay in Thailand, such as bank statements or income verification.
  7. Work Permit: For those intending to work, evidence that a work permit will be issued upon arrival in Thailand, or a copy of a work permit if already obtained.

The duration of the Non-Immigrant B Visa can vary; typically, it is initially valid for a single entry and a stay of up to 90 days but can be extended based on the employment contract or business requirements. Visa holders may also be eligible to apply for a multiple-entry visa or a one-year visa, subject to Thai immigration laws and regulations.

Individuals planning to apply for this visa should check the latest requirements and procedures at the nearest Thai embassy or consulate, as regulations can change. Additionally, they should begin the application process well in advance of their intended travel date to allow ample time for processing.

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