rushdentillidie

Best Thai Visa to live and run business with Wife in Thailand

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Lots of people quote what the rules and laws are regarding visas, extensions and WP' and 99% of the time they are correct.

My take on it is that the law or rule that is applied at any specific establishment or time is the interpretation made at that time and place by the official stating that rule or law.

I rely on nothing being exactly the same as it was the last time I dealt with it.

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Clear advice on this site on the requirements: http://www.siam-legal.com/thailand-visa/Thailand-Marriage-Visa.php

 

The only difficult thing is opening a bank account in your sole name to deposit the 400,000 baht for seasoning if you are outside the country, to support the extension to the marriage visa, but if you are in country, then it is easier. Leaving the country is no needed as far as I know to get the marriage extension.

 

Once you have a marriage visa/extension, then you can think about the work permit. My wife formed our company and she employs me, have to have I think two Thai employees per foreigner for a spouse company compared with four or five for a normal company to get a work permit for a foreigner. Have to have minimum salary of 25,000 baht a month for the foreigner and 2 million share capital (not all paid up). I used an agent for the work permit, very straightforward, and most of the extensive application form did not need to be filled out. Please check the amounts as I may have remembered incorrectly. 

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13 hours ago, rushdentillidie said:

Hi Thanks for the reply's

 

By the sound of things the Entry Non-O visa would seems to be the best option at the given moment.  Would this allow for the opening of a bank account and Thai driving licence? Given that this can also be applied for in the UK seems to be the best option. As it will mostly likely be the 2nd half of the year before we move over there.

 

 

You can open a bank account and get a Thai driving licence on a tourist visa, so you'll have no problem on a spousal visa.

Those are the easy part.   The harder part will be the setup of the business and getting yourself a work permit.

My advice would be to never mention the UK based business you plan to manage remotely.   They don't need to know about that. 

The only business you need to mention is the resort and the work you do related to that.   Online work you just keep quiet about.

None of it is as hard as some people will make out, especially as you are young.   The older chaps seem to get very upset when they run into Thai Bureaucracy, for no apparent reason except perhaps they have high blood pressure.

Best of luck.

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5 hours ago, PoorSucker said:

No visa will let you work, you need a work permit.

I got mine 9 years ago with extension of non-O visa based on marriage.

Sorry, it was of course meant to be able to apply for a work permit. Have you read the whole text? 

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14 hours ago, ajarngreg said:

You can open a bank account and go for the Thai driver's license on a Multiple Entry Non-O visa, good for one year. You can even stretch it to 15 months when you leave the country shortly before it expires.

 

Apply for an IDP before you come to LOS, it might make all easier and you're allowed to drive here. But you should still go for the Thai license, just in case of an accident.

 

        Try to save as much money as possible, many things have gotten really expensive here. You never know how good your business will run and to make money here, you have to invest a lot money to satisfy customers who have money.

 

     Focus on Thai customers, once you've got many Thais who like your place, you'll have more and more customers. 

 

         There'll be so many expenses you haven't even thought about yet, I'm sure. Take your time and talk it through before you arrive.

 

          Here's the address and phone number of Peppers: <contact by PM for info>

    Cheers- 

 

                

 

          

Sorry, Joe. had no idea that this isn't allowed. 

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47 minutes ago, ajarngreg said:

Sorry, it was of course meant to be able to apply for a work permit. Have you read the whole text? 

 

Yes I did, but someone quoted this one only, therefore the response.

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You can open a bank account and get a Thai driving licence on a tourist visa, so you'll have no problem on a spousal visa.


Really? I enquired in KTB recently and they said not a chance on a tourist visa. I also heard driving license is not possible on TV also.

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16 minutes ago, Nakrob said:

 


Really? I enquired in KTB recently and they said not a chance on a tourist visa. I also heard driving license is not possible on TV also.

 

 

  Most, if not all banks in LOS want to see a Non Immigrant visa to open up a bank account and also the the Land Transport offices are eager to see such a type of visa.

 

    It's sad that people here post wrong information, 

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3 hours ago, seancbk said:

 

You can open a bank account and get a Thai driving licence on a tourist visa, so you'll have no problem on a spousal visa.

Those are the easy part.   The harder part will be the setup of the business and getting yourself a work permit.

My advice would be to never mention the UK based business you plan to manage remotely.   They don't need to know about that. 

The only business you need to mention is the resort and the work you do related to that.   Online work you just keep quiet about.

None of it is as hard as some people will make out, especially as you are young.   The older chaps seem to get very upset when they run into Thai Bureaucracy, for no apparent reason except perhaps they have high blood pressure.

Best of luck.

You can't open a bank account and get a Thai driving licence on a tourist visa, but you'll have no problem on a (Non-O) spousal visa. 

 

  It's fascinating to see how you pulled out the OP's online work? 

Edited by ajarngreg

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12 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

That is nonsense. Only Poi Pet and Ranong has been reported as making a problem for doing them. People do them all the time at other crossings without a problem.

 

13 hours ago, overherebc said:

At Poipet you can't even do one so I wouldn't rely on it more than twice at any other land border.

Not to be rude,but I just get visa exempted entry on 19/3 and my friend twice on 22/2 & 22/3 at poi pet crossing.

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55 minutes ago, Nakrob said:

 


Really? I enquired in KTB recently and they said not a chance on a tourist visa. I also heard driving license is not possible on TV also.

 

Try other bank.

I open a bank account on visa exempted entry.

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28 minutes ago, stevensg said:

 

Not to be rude,but I just get visa exempted entry on 19/3 and my friend twice on 22/2 & 22/3 at poi pet crossing.

Different situation. At Poipet I was talking about the fact they no longer allow you to do out/in on a multi entry visa to activate your next 90 days. Visa exempt entry is totally different.

 

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58 minutes ago, stevensg said:

Try other bank.

I open a bank account on visa exempted entry.

when

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1 hour ago, ajarngreg said:

 

  Most, if not all banks in LOS want to see a Non Immigrant visa to open up a bank account and also the the Land Transport offices are eager to see such a type of visa.

 

    It's sad that people here post wrong information, 

 

Rubbish.   

If one branch turns you down try another.

Kasikorn bank is very friendly in Bangkok, if you have issues ask a Thai friend to go with you and ask on your behalf.   You do have Thai friends right?  

And if you really need help contact  http://bangkokhelper.com/   or try https://www.facebook.com/Tiktokservices/ 

 

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