Non-Immigrant B, IB or SMART Visa and Entry procedures For applicants who do not yet have a Work Permit

Non-Immigrant B, IB or SMART Visa and Entry procedures
For applicants who do not yet have a Work Permit

It is requested that only those in urgent need to enter Thailand submit an application for entry. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account urgency and economic importance. 

1– Applicant’s company in Thailand submits a request to related Thai government agencies (Ministry of Labor/Board of Investment/Other related government agencies or state-owned enterprise)

2– If the request is approved, the related Thai government agency will issue a letter of permission to work in Thailand

3– At least 15 working days before intended date of travel, applicant must fill information online here

4– Royal Thai Embassy submits documents in 3. to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for approval

5– If approved, the Royal Thai Embassy will inform the applicant to mail the following documents to the Royal Thai Embassy (ATTN: Visa Section) or Royal Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles, Chicago, or New York:

5.1 Passport

5.2 Two passport-size photographs (2″x 2″)

5.3 Visa application form (Download) (if applicant doesn’t have a valid Thai visa)

5.4 Copy of the Letter of permission to work in Thailand issued by relevant Thai government agency

5.5 Declaration form (Download)

5.6 Medical insurance or letter from employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of 100,000 US dollars (or equivalent in other currencies) of medical costs incurred by the applicant in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that applicant contracts COVID-19 (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand).

5.7 Self-addressed return envelope and visa fee (Money order – $80 for single entry / $200 for multiple entries) if the applicant doesn’t have a valid visa

5.8 Provide reasons for urgent need to travel to Thailand

6– Before the Embassy issues the Certificate of Entry (COE), the applicant must upload the travel plan (confirmed Air  ticket with proof of payment), health certificate (Fit to Fly 72 hours before departure date), confirmation of ASQ through personal link (please do not forward the link to other persons).

*** The applicant must arrange their own 14-day Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) at their own expenses. More information, including list of permitted hotels (in Thai) can be found here at http://hsscovid.com/ or Royal Thai Embassy’s website .***

7– At the departure airport, the approved applicant is required to present

(1) A “Certificate of Entry” issued by The Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulates-General;

(2) A Declaration form

(3) A “Health Certificate” , Fit to Fly, issued no more than 72 hours before departure

(4) Medical insurance or letter from employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer will cover a minimum of 100,000 US dollars (or equivalent in other currencies) of medical costs incurred by the applicant in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that applicant contracts COVID-19 (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand); and

(5) A Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected, issued no more than 72 hours before departure

8– Upon entry to Thailand, Travelers arriving in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic must submit a T.8 form upon entry into the Kingdom. Download form at https://thaiembdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/T8_form.pdfor register online through AOT phone application at https://aot-app.kdlab.ai/.