In recent years, Thailand has become a regional center for business and industry. Bangkok is a booming metropolis and as a major trade intersection the Thai capital acts as host to many Diplomatic missions, foreign Embassies, trade deputation, and also branch offices of major multinational corporations. As a result of the unique international business position accorded to Bangkok, many people require Thai business visas in order to travel to Thailand.
A business visa is one of the most flexible travel documents available for Thailand. The reason for this flexibility is based upon the fact that a Thai business visa allows the business traveler the right to enter Thailand for up to 90 days for the purpose of conducting business, petition for a work permit in Thailand, and apply for a Thai visa extension should the applicant meet the eligibility requirements.
The right to petition for a Thai work permit should not be looked upon lightly. Other Thai visa categories (retirement, Education in most cases, and O visas under certain circumstances) do not confer the right to petition for a Thai work permit.
Another positive aspect of the Thai business visa is the fact that a Thai business visa holder is not precluded from indulging in Thailand’s recreational offerings. Therefore, if a businessperson enters the Kingdom for the purpose of a conference, but decides to extend the trip in order to go to the beach, there is nothing restricting the business visa holder from making this decision (provided he or she does not overstay the 90 day validity on the business visa).
Obtaining a Thai business visa can be somewhat difficult for those unfamiliar with the intricacies of Thailand Immigration law. One of the main components that one needs in order to obtain a Thai business visa is the letter of sponsorship from a Thai company along with completed copies of the Thailand visa application forms. Different diplomatic posts use different forms and necessary supporting documentation can be different depending upon the Embassy or Consulate. For this reason, it can be very beneficial to retain the services of a legal professional with experience in dealing with different consular posts. One with experience can greatly diminish both the wait time and can provide strategic advice in order to obtain a desired decision regarding Thai visa issuance.
Although ultimate visa obtainment cannot be guaranteed, with the assistance of competent Thailand visa lawyers a favorable outcome for a Thai visa application can be a virtual certainty.
For more information about the benefits of Thai Business visas, and Thai work permits contact Integrity Legal via phone: +44 203-002-3837 or e-mail: Info@Integrity-Legal.com
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