Tax & Legal News Flash | Issue 31
By mid-January 2018, the Government of Thailand will launch a “Smart Visa” scheme which grants 4 years permission to investors and highly skilled professionals working within 10 specialized fields, identified by the government in its technology push under Thailand 4.0 plan such as automotive, electronics, food technology, digital technology, robotics, aviation and logistics.
Initially the target groups are as the follows:
Benefits and privileges are:
The main objective of the new visa scheme is to attract entrepreneurs and experts who have high technical skill and know-how and to encourage them to stay in Thailand longer to enable knowledge transfer that would boost business growth in the country and long-term economic benefits. This is a welcoming incentive in helping to reduce administrative burdens and cost for those qualifying for “Smart Visa”.
Preliminary announcement was provided by the Thai Cabinet on 18 August 2017. The details of eligibility and application procedures will be forthcoming.
http://www.pmdu.soc.go.th/smart-visa/3465 (Thai version)
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