Visa and Work Permit Facilitation


Experts who have been recognized by any institutions in the STC network will receive visa and work permit facilitation regardless of working in a BOI-promoted company or not. Therefore, STC-recognized foreign experts working for a company not promoted by the BOI are entitled to BOI facilitation (under section 24 and 26 of the Investment Promotion Act) and can access services at the One Stop Service Center for Visa and Work Permit. Starting October 1, 2018, the Single Window System for Visas and Work Permits will also be applied to STC-recognized experts working under non-BOI companies.

  • Please contact STC for further information.
  • Tel: 66(0)2 209 1100
  • Email: stc@boi.go.th
How to Bring in STC-Recognized Foreign Experts under Projects not Promoted by BOI
(before October 1, 2018)
  1. Companies submit a request to STC for a support document for filing a visa application for recognized experts.
  2. The requested visa support document is issued and picked up by the requesting companies at STC. (within 1 working day)
  3. Companies send the support document to the recognized experts.
  4. Recognized experts apply for non-immigrant B visa at the Thai Embassy/Consulate, using the support document provided by STC as an evidence.
  5. Non-immigrant B visa is granted by the Thai Embassy or Consulate.
  6. Companies submit to STC an application (kor kor tor 02 and kor kor tor 03 forms) with reference to section 24 of the Investment Promotion Act (as expats brought into Thailand to conduct activities beneficial to investment in Thailand.)
  7. STC approves the application and notifies the companies, Department of Employment and the Immigration Bureau. (within 2 working days)
  8. And 9. Experts apply for work permits and visa extension at the One Stop Service Center for Visa and Work Permits within 15 days after date indicated in the BOI approval letter.
How to Bring in Recognized Foreign Experts under Projects not Promoted by BOI
(after October 1, 2018)
  1. Companies submit a request online @the single window for visas and work permits for a support document for filing a visa application for the recognized experts.
  2. The requested support document is issued and notification is electronically sent to the companies. (within 1 working day)
  3. Companies send the support document to the experts.
  4. Recognized experts apply for non-immigrant B visa at the Thai Embassy/Consulate, using the visa support document provided by STC as an evidence.
  5. Non-immigrant B visa is granted by the Thai Embassy or Consulate.
  6. Companies submit an online application for bringing in the recognized experts.
  7. STC approves the application, and the application will be automatically transferred to the Department of Employment and the Immigration Bureau for a pre-approval. (within 2 working days) Once pre-approval is granted, the single window system will automatically notify the companies.
  8. and 9. Experts present themselves at the One Stop Service Center for Visa and Work Permit within 15 days after the approval date to receive a work permit and visa extension.