Assistance in Setting Up a Business
The BOI offers a range of valuable business-related services to the international investment community. The office helps prospective investors and promoted firms in obtaining official permits and documents required for conducting business, including visas, work permits and permanent residency permits. The BOI also assists investors in gaining access to utilities such as water, electricity and telecommunications.
Information on Investment Opportunities
The Investment Services Center and the Regional Investment Promotion Division maintain comprehensive information on investment opportunities in Thailand, both by sector and by region. Information and investment advice is readily available to both Thai and foreign investors at no charge.
To help investors from Japan learn about the Board of Investment's policies, procedures, and opportunities, the International Affairs Division includes a Japanese investment expert,
One Stop Service Center
The BOI coordinated the establishment of a One-Stop
Service Center for Visas and Work Permits. The center can process
applications or renewals of visas and work permits within three hours,
assuming all required documents are provided. In addition, the center
handles many other transactions, including changing visa status (to
non-immigrant status from tourist or transit), payment of fines, and
processing of re-entry stamps, all within three hours or less.
Investors or experts granted privileges under the Investment Promotion
Act of 1977 who are allowed to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand on a
temporary basis to undertake investment or business activities can also
have access to the services provided by the One-Stop Center.
The center is located on the 18th Floor, Chamchuri Square Building, Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330. The telephone number is (662) 209 1100 .
ASEAN Supporting Industry Database (ASID)
The BOI developed the ASEAN Supporting Industry
Database (ASID) on behalf of ASEAN as part of that organization's
efforts to increase awareness of supporting industries in member
A free service, ASID, which is located on the Internet at www.asidnet.org contains information about more than 17,000 supporting industry companies in 2007.
ASID serves as a regional "Yellow Pages," through which businessmen can
shop for cost-effective products that meet their company's needs. They
can compare designs and specifications and view catalogues online,
thereby enabling them to make informed sourcing decisions.
ASID also offers ASEAN manufacturers the opportunity to be marketed not only within the region, but throughout the world, as ASID is online, enabling potential customers to access their information around-the-clock.
Foreign Experts Services Unit
To facilitate the process of bringing in foreign experts, either to conduct feasibility studies or who are skilled experts or technicians, the BOI has created a unit to expedite the paperwork involved. The Foreign Expert Services Unit works with companies and experts to certify the expertise of the foreign experts and technicians, and advises applicants about documents required by the One-Stop Service Center for Visas and Work Permits. The Foreign Expert Services Unit is located at 18th Floor, Chamchuri Square Building, Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330. The telephone number is (662) 209 1100 ext. 1163-1176. Click here for procedure
The BOI provides investment matchmaking services to both Thai and Foreign investors seeking cooperation in the areas of technology, management and marketing. In additions, the BOI offers a matchmaking service for investors in regional areas looking for joint-venture partners from Bangkok and abroad, as well as for firms that want to invest in provincial areas. To request BOI help with matchmaking, please use the online matchmaking form.
Investor Club Association
The Investor Club Association is a private membership
organization within the BOI, serving the interests and needs of
Thailand's investment community. Providing the most up-to-date
information on Thailand's investment environment and rules and
procedures concerning investment promotion, the Investor Club
Association distributes information and serves as a networking
organization for its members.
Companies that belong to the BOI's Investor Club Association
(IC) are eligible to use the IC's Raw Materials Tracking
System. For companies that take advantage of this service,
release of raw materials can be done in three hours or
less. The Investor Club is located at: 1, TP & T Tower,
16 Floor, Soi 19, Vibhavadi Rangsit Rd.
Tel: 936-1429-40, Fax: (662) 936-1442.
The Investor Club maintains a website at www.ic.or.th and can be reached by email at: email@example.com
Investment Support Center (ISC) is one of many services provided by Investor Club Association (IC)
which is fully supported by Office of Board of Investment (BOI). Its
objective is to assist all investors who are exploring investment
opportunity in Thailand through the concept of one stop service. Contact
for more information at Investor Service Division Phone: (66) 02936
1429 ext. 200, 209 Fax: (66) 02936 1441-2 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org