Thailand approves 4-year professional visa, no work permit needed

The Thai government today approved the “Smart Visa,” which will allow business professionals to stay in Thailand for up to four years without frequent check-ins at immigration.

The visa, which was intended to attract talented entrepreneurs from across the globe, would allow holders to stay in Thailand with their spouse and children, without having to apply for a work permit.

The advantage of this visa is that holders do not have to commute all the way to Chaengwattana and report every 90 days — they only need to make an annual appearance, according to the information released on Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. 

The applicants must be investors, startup business owners, high-leveled executives, or highly-skilled professionals.

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