Announcements : Announcement on SMART Visa and visa application fees News

Announcements : Announcement on SMART Visa and visa application fees

Announcement on SMART Visa and visa application fees

          The Royal Thai Embassy in Lima wishes to announce that starting from 1 February B.E. 2561 (2018), the Royal Thai Government has launched the SMART Visa which is a new type of visa specially designed to encourage foreign highly-professionals, talents and investors to work or invest in the 10 targeted S-Curve industries of Thailand, namely 

1.) next-generation automotive

2.) smart electronics

3.) affluent, medical and wellness tourism

4.) agriculture and biotechnology

5.) food for the future

6.) robotics

7.) aviation and logistics

8.) biofuels and biochemicals

9.) digital

10.) medical hub.

There are four categories of individual who are eligible to apply for SMART Visa including

1.) Talent

2.) Investor

3.) Executive

4.) Startup

The SMART Visa provides more benefits and privileges than any other types of visa. These benefits include:

1.)   Visa validity up to four years (instead of the usual one year)

2.)   No requirement of work permit

3.)   Extension of reporting of stay to Immigration Bureau – from every 90-day time to every one-year time.

4.)   The right of legal dependents (spouse and children) of the SMART Visa holder to live and work in Thailand are equivalent to SMART Visa holder (only SMART T type allows dependents of SMART Visa holder to work in Thailand)

 

More information and inquiries on the SMART Visa, please contact the Embassy via the Embassy’s e-mails at thailim@mfa.go.th or at thaiembassylima@gmail.com