Entries by rvirasin

Family Preference Categories

The United States immigration processing is based on a quota and preference system. There is an overall cap of 480,000 family sponsored immigrant visas available every year. Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens may be admitted in unlimited amounts every year but the numbers used will reduce the overall cap of 480,000 visa. However the amount […]

F-1 Student Visa

Millions of international students who want to go to the United States to study. American universities are globally recognized and respected. Thai students with degrees in the United States are highly prized by employers in Thailand. Many Thai students make missteps in the process to get a student visa. There are students who go to […]

L-1 Intracompany Transfer

The L-1 Intracompany Transfer visa allows multinationals companies to send their key personnel to their U.S. operations temporarily and permanently. Managers, executives, and workers with specialized knowledge can obtain the L-1 classification and work in the United States for a period between five and seven years. The United States requires that the employee must have […]

Branch Office

Multinational companies who want to extend their reach into Thailand without creating a separate legal entity. The have two options for entering the Thai market. They can form a branch office or a representative office. Both are governed by the Foreign Business Act but they serve two different functions. Branch Office Branch offices can operate […]

Representative Office

Multinational companies who want to extend their reach into Thailand without creating a separate legal entity. The have two options for entering the Thai market. They can form a branch office or a representative office. Both are governed by the Foreign Business Act but they serve two different functions. The primary function of a representative […]

Treaty of Amity

The United States-Thailand Treaty of Amity allows the U.S. citizens and businesses the ability to establish a company or branch office in Thailand on the same basis as a Thai company. There are restrictions on certain types of business activities that U.S. and foreign citizens may not engage in. These types of business include owning […]

Foreign Business License

The Foreign Business Act of 1999 governs the ownership of Thai businesses by foreign nationals. Different rules apply to foreign owned businesses and Thai owned businesses. A foreign owned business is defined as a business with over 49% foreign ownership. Under Thai law, a foreign national can only be majority owner of business operation that […]

Company Registration in Thailand

The formation of a Thai company can open avenues for a foreign nationals to purchase property, live, or work in Thailand. Thailand is considered the hub of ASEAN with the gradual removal of trade barriers in the region. The process of forming a company involves the filing of multiple forms with multiple government agencies. A […]

Board of Investments

Thailand established the Board of Investments (BOI) to provide incentives to foreign and local businessmen to invest in targeted industries in Thailand. The product or enterprise must value added to the product must be 20% or more from the original materials. There are exceptions for the manufacturers of electronic products, agricultural products, or projects granted […]