Foreign Ownership and Recruitment Business in Thailand

Can Americans set up a recruitment business in Thailand using the rights under the Treaty of Amity? Absolutely not. Can any foreigners have the majority ownership in a recruitment company? Definitely not. At ThaiLawyers, we get such inquiries from foreigners wanting to recruit Thai people to work overseas, all the time. Foreign ownership and recruitment […]

Countries Permitted to Enter Thailand From 1 November 2021

COVID or not, here we are! Thailand is partly opened. In accordance with the Notification of the Operation Centre for Measures on the Arrival into and Departure from Thailand, and Protection of Thai Nationals Abroad dated 21 October 2021, the following are the list of countries permitted to enter Thailand from November 1, 2021. Australia […]

BOI Promotion for Software, Digital Platform and Digital Content

Software developing companies who want to apply for Thailand BOI promotion for software, digital platform and digital content need to rethink their strategy. On 16 September 2021, the BOI announcement No. Sor 4/2564 cancelled the investment promotion of activities 5.7 (Software), 5.8 ( E-Commerce ) and 5.9 (Digital Services). Basically, all those were cancelled in […]

Certificate of a Representative Office in Thailand

A Juristic Person established under foreign laws that wants to operate in Thailand as a representative office will have to notify the Department of Business Development of their intention. Once approved, the DBD will issue a document for it, called “Certificate of the Identification Number of the Juristic Person established under foreign laws which operates […]

Set Up a Language School in Thailand

Foreigners wanting to set up a language school in Thailand needs to have Thai partners to apply for a school license at the Office of the Private Education Commission. If you want to set up a language school in Thailand, you must go through the formality prescribed by the Private School Act B.E. 2550 and […]

Apply for Thailand BOI Before or After Having a Company

We have a client from England who wants to know if they should apply for Thailand BOI before or after having a company. Here are their questions and our answers: Q: The company has existing operations, office and employees. Also, we are in the process of sponsoring additional foreign workers. What would happen to the […]

How to Calculate Overtime for Employees

When you have your employees, full time or part-time, work overtime, you have to pay them 1.5 to 3 times their normal wage. Here is how to calculate overtime for employees. You will take their hourly rate and multiply it by 1.5 for the time outside of the normal work hours on the work days […]

Work Permit and Visa for Thailand STARTUPs

Wondering what kind of work permit and visa for Thailand startups is available to you? Here we have the answers. You must have a startup project, first. You may be eligible for the smart visa, SMART S, which is for Technology-based startup entrepreneurs in the targeted industries only. If your plan is approved, you will […]