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Visa Information : Smart Visa

SMART VISA

 

1. What is SMART VISA:

The SMART Visa is a new type of visa specially designed to encourage highly-skilled professionals and talents to work or invest in the 10 targeted S-Curve industries, 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, and (10) medical hub.

2. Categories of SMART VISA:

There are 5 categories of SMART VISA

(1) Talent

(2) Investor

(3) Executive

(4) Startup

(5) Others (i.e. legal dependents, namely spouse and children, if any). 

3. Benefit of SMART VISA:

SMART Visa provides more benefits and privileges than any other types of visa. These benefits are as follows: 

(1) Visa validity up to 4 years (instead of the usual 1 year)

(2) No requirement of work permit

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

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

4. VISA FEE:

(1) 24,000 INR for 1-year multiple entry

(2) 46,000 INR for 2-year multiple entry

(3) 69,000 INR for 3-year multiple entry

(4) 92,000 INR for 4-year multiple entry

5. HOW TO APPLY:

(1) Please visit http://www.boi.go.th/newboi/index.php?page=smart_visa for information eligibility, required documents, check-list, and online application system.

(2) To create your account and submit your smart visa application, please go to https://smart-visa.boi.go.th/signin.php. All required supporting documents must be scanned and uploaded.

(3) Applicant must print the confirmation page and submit it with the hard copy of all supporting documents to:

 

  • SMART Visa Unit, One Stop Service Center for Visa and Work Permit (OSS), 18th Floor, Chamchuri Square Building, Chamchuri Square Building, Phayathai, Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Tel: +66 (0) 2209 1100 ext. 1109-1110, Fax: +66 (0) 2209 1194, E-mail: smartvisa@boi.go.th

OR

  • The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Mumbai, 12th Floor, Express Towers, Nariman Point, 400 021, Mumbai. Prior appointment must be made through email thaimub@mfa.go.th.

 

NOTE: Documents in foreign languages must be translated into English and the translation must be certified by the relevant Embassy/Consulate in India.

 

For more information on the benefit and requirement as well as required documents, please visit SMART VISA or the website of the Board of Investment of Thailand at http://www.boi.go.th/index.php?page=Smart_visa