There are many visa types, and it is not our purpose here to discuss visa types, except as is relevant to your company.
After your company has been set up, it is much easier to get nonimmigrant visas.
After you have been in business for 1 year, then you can apply for a visa for one year at a time instead of needing to do frequent visa runs across borders. Instead, we might be doing monthly visa runs to the immigration office to temporarily extend your visa until it is approved, as the approval process often takes months, especially the first time. It is advisable to employ an experienced lawyer to handle this matter and save you time.
You actually apply for a 3 month visa (usually a nonimmigrant class B) before returning to Thailand, then go to the immigration office inside Thailand to have this 3 month visa extended to 1 year.
To do this, you will need:
Whether you are approved or rejected depends upon the immigration officer's judgement, and we can advise you on what you should do. However, if you are attempting to do all of this by yourself, then you should also bring 2 copies of the following, in case they request it:
The immigration office has the right to inspect your office.
If you are denied a visa extension, there is no formal appeal. You must exit before your visa expires, though you can re-enter with a new visa. If you are denied, you can reapply after you remedy the areas that the immigration office has cited, and the immigration office then has the option of reconsidering your application.
The locations of two immigration offices used commonly:
BANGKOK Immigration Department
Chiang Mai Immigration Office
You should go to the immigration office in your province.
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