Thailand now accepts Smart Visa registration

Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) has started accepting applications for Smart Visa, aiming to attract experts and high level investors from around the world to the country.

Thailand now accepts Smart Visa registration

The BOI Secretary-General, Duangjai Asawachintachit, said the Thai government on February 1 started accepting the application for Smart Visa aimed to attract investments in 10 S-Curve industries, pushing forward Thailand towards the government's Thailand 4.0 economic model. 

Smart Visas will be offered to foreign nationals who wish to work or invest in Thailand in 10 S-Curve industries. The visas are given in four categories, namely high skilled experts in science and technology, investors, high-level executives, and start-up businesses. 

The Smart Visas will also come with a work permit, and will allow up to four-year residency in Thailand with report-in every one year, and will allow multiple entries and exits without having to apply for the traditional re-entry permit. 

Smart Visa applications can be submitted from February 1 at the Visa and Work Permit Service Center at Chamchuri Square Building, Bangkok. Applicants are subjected to requirements according to the government. More information can be acquired by calling 0 2209 1100, extensions 1109 and 1110.-VNA

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