Business Visas & Work Permits

Transferring an executive to a new branch office in Thailand is not a matter that should be left entirely to the HR department. Nor should a foreign entrepreneur attempt to apply for a Thai business visa and work permit on her own without professional guidance. At Silk Legal, we are corporate and business law specialists who are well-versed in the nuances of Thai immigration law and are prepared to guide our clients through its bureaucratic labyrinth.

The Thai legal system provides for different business visa rules depending on the corporate structure and investment size of the local employer. Therefore, not only are we able to simply apply for business visas and work permits for our clients’ executives and employees, but we are also capable of seeing the big picture, which means taking into account our clients’ entire organizational structure and expansion plans in order to design an optimal solution for bringing the most qualified people from their head office to shore up operations in Thailand. This consideration is particularly true if a client wishes to employ their foreign staff through a representative office or BOI-promoted local subsidiary, both of which are subject to a particular set of complex rules and regulations, and can only be accomplished with professional legal advice.

Foreign entrepreneurs also stand to benefit from our professional guidance. The current business visa and work permit system does not take into account the particular circumstances of foreigners who are founding small and medium-sized enterprises in Thailand. Furthermore, for those entrepreneurs who are engaging in more technical businesses with additional licensing and permitting requirements, the complexity of the Thai bureaucratic system has the potential to turn what should be a simple matter into a complicated ordeal.

At Silk Legal, our professionals have had years of experience as business and immigration law advisors. We have positioned ourselves as our clients’ trusted advisor for every legal problem.

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