I’m sure you have heard of many options, from marrying a Thai partner to getting a Education Visa and then there are Non B Visa and Non O Visa — You must be wondering what are all these and which actually works, which requires you to fly out of Thailand and come in again and which don’t.
Here at UnionSPACE, as a Co-Living and Coworking space operator here in Ekkamai, Bangkok, we have assisted several of our members and now friends to achieve a proper long stay business Visa here in Thailand without the NEED OF EXITING the country. We all know how it is not feasible to leave Thailand and come back in again during this time where you probably need to quarantine for 14 days on arrival and also be quarantined for another 14 days when you return to Thailand.
So what path did we take?
We are going to share with you the scenario that actually took place.
1. Entered Thailand as a Tourist (probably early 2020)
2. Got your stay extended on Amnesty 1 (July 31, 2020)
3. Got your stay extended again on Amnesty 2 (September 26, 2020)
4. Got your stay extended again on Amnesty 3 (November 30, 2020)
For our case, we’ve assisted them to convert their Visa from Tourist to Non B Visa and then to apply for a Work Permit without leaving Thailand so the person can stay and work legally here in Thailand for years as long as the conditions of Work Permit is met.
Some of you must be confused with Non 0 Visa – What the heck is Non B Visa and why do you need it. Let’s see it from the Thai Immigration point of view.
If you came into the country as a Tourist – you shouldn’t be looking for a job because you are here for pure leisure so from this Tourist status, you cannot apply for a Work Permit. Period.
So to get a work permit, you should enter the country with an intention that is not Leisure – and for this case is to enter the country with an intention to get work or to do business.
According to the Thai immigration website, a Non B Visa is:
2.1 Non-Immigrant Visa Category “B” (Business Visa) is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom to work or to conduct business.
So here is the catch 22 situation – now that you are in the country already, how can you come in with a Non B Visa. The normal course (pre COVID-19) is to exit Thailand, Apply for Non B Visa from Abroad and then come back into Thailand and then apply for your Work Permit. The problem now is that is it not desirable to exit Thailand and come back in again – due to Borders Restriction, Flight Restriction and Quarantine Rules.
Here’ is where you need some Magic to happen and that is to magically get you a Non B Visa without the need of you exiting the country because without a Non B Visa, there is absolutely NO WAY you can apply for a Work Permit because by legislation, it is not possible.
To find out what Magic is needed, contact #US to find out more.
Contact us: +662-036-0600
You can expect:
– Absolutely Transparent & Honest Advise
– Straight Forward, No Jargon Service
– Timely and Professional
to get you your Long Stay Work Permit Visa in Thailand