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Investors or highly skilled professionals intending to work in 10 targeted industries promoted by the Thai Government are eligible to apply for a four- year visa under the conditions prescribed in the smart visa policies.

Promoted Industries

The Smart Visa was introduced by the Cabinet in 2018 with the intention to attract foreign capital and workers in the following targeted industries:

  • Next-Generation Automotive

  • Aviation and Logistics

  • Smart Electronics

  • Automation and Robotics

  • Digital

  • Affluent, Medical and Wellness Tourism

  • Agriculture and Biotechnology

  • Biofuels and Biochemicals

  • Food for the Future

  • Medical Hub

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Human Resource Development in Science and Technology

  • Environmental Management and Renewable Energy

Smart Visa Benefits

As opposed to other types of business visas, smart visas offer certain advantages such as:

  • Long term visa of up to 4 years

  • Yearly report to the immigration instead of every 90 days

  • Spouses and children are allowed to work without the need for a work permit

  • No re-entry permits needed

Thailand Smart Visa

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Types of Smart Visa

Smart T (Talent)

Available to Science and Technology Experts

Salary must be at least 200.000 Baht

Smart I (Investors)

Investment of at least 20.000.000 Baht

Smart E (Executives)

Bachelor Degree or higher + 10 years of work experience in the field

Salary must be at least 200.000 Baht

Must have held a high- level executive position before

Smart S (Startup)

Fixed deposit of 600000 baht and remaining maturity of not less than 1 year

Health Insurance Holder

Company set up with at least 25 percent ownership in one of the targeted industry within the first year

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