Smart talent visa Thailand

Smart Visa is a new type of visa specially designed to attract highly skilled manpower, investors, executives and startups entrepreneurs wishing to work or invest in the following targeted industries in the Kingdom of Thailand.

Cost

The application fees for this visa would be $321.

Income

The minimum required monthly income for this visa is $3211.

Duration

This visa allows you to stay in the country for a duration of 12 months.

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Qualifications and Criteria

  1. Minimum income of no less than 100,000 Baht/month or equivalent. In case of experts having an employment contract with a startup, or retired experts having endorsements from a relevant agency, minimum income of no less than 50,000 Baht per month is required.
  2. Having an employment or service contract with an entity in Thailand or overseas with an assignment to work in Thailand. The remaining term of such contract must be at least 1 year.
  3. Having expertise in science and technology relevant to the targeted industries and endorsed by an agency within the Strategic Talent Center (STC)’s network.
  4. Employers in Thailand must be endorsed for being engaged in the targeted industries by relevant government agencies such as the National Innovation Agency (Public Organization) and Digital Economy Promotion Agency.

Privileges

  1. Maximum renewable 4-year visa, but not exceeding the employment/service contract term.
  2. No work permit required for working in the endorsed companies. In case of changes of jobs, additional endorsements in accordance with the relevant requirements must be obtained.
  3. 90-day reporting to the Immigration at the One Stop Service Center extended to 1 year.
  4. No re-entry permit required.
  5. Spouse and children granted the right to stay and work in Thailand with no work permit required (Children wishing to work must be at least 18 years. The jobs must not be on the prohibited list of occupations and professions for foreigners).
  6. Access to a fast-track service at international airports in Thailand (where available).

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