SMART Visa attracts highly skilled workers to Thailand!


SMART Visa attracts highly skilled workers to Thailand!

Smart Visa (SMART Visa) is a special type of visa established by the Thai government to attract highly skilled personnel and investors who wish to work or invest in the country's target industries, known as S-. Curve, effective from January 1, 2022 onwards, according to the industry as follows:

  • Next-Generation Automotive
  • Smart Electronics
  • Affluent, Medical and Wellness Tourism
  • Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • Food for the Future
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Aviation and Logistics
  • Biofuels and Biochemicals
  • Digital
  • Medical Hub
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Human Resource Development in Science and Technology
  • Environmental Management and Renewable Energy

Purpose of Smart Visa

To increase the country's competitiveness By attracting highly skilled workers and foreign investors to work or invest in target industries. This will help Thailand develop its target industries to grow and keep pace with the changes of the modern world.

How many types of SMART Visa are there?

สมาร์ทวีซ่า (SMART Visa) - Smart “T” สำหรับผู้เชี่ยวชำญทักษะสูง (Talent)

Smart “T” for highly skilled professionals (Talent)

in science and technology who come to work in businesses in the target industries, such as developers, engineers in various fields, researchers, etc.

Qualifications and criteria

  1. Have an average income of not less than 100,000 baht/month or equivalent.
  2. Have an employment contract or service contract with a business in Thailand or a business abroad for not less than 1 year.
  3. Must have certified expertise in science and technology in the target industry.
  4. Businesses that hire experts must be certified as being in the target industry in Thailand. by relevant government agencies
สมาร์ทวีซ่า (SMART Visa) - Smart “I” สำหรับนักลงทุน (Investor)

Smart “I” for investors

For foreigners who want to invest in businesses that use technology and are in target industries in Thailand.

Qualifications and criteria

  1. Must invest directly on behalf of an individual not less than 20 million baht in the target industry. and can invest in more than one business
  2. Must invest in that business Throughout the period of holding SMART Visa
  3. Businesses to be established or to receive investment Must be certified as a technology-based business in the production or service process and in the target industry. by relevant government agencies
สมาร์ทวีซ่า (SMART Visa) - Smart “E” สำหรับผู้บริหารระดับสูง (Executive)

Smart “E” for senior executives (Executive)

For high-level service providers working in the production and service processes in target industries in Thailand

Qualifications and criteria

  1. Average income not less than 200,000 baht/month or equivalent.
  2. Qualification: Bachelor's degree or equivalent and working experience in related fields of not less than 10 years.
  3. Have an employment contract with a business in Thailand or have an employment contract with Business abroad not less than 1 year
  4. Work in a senior management position such as the President and Managing Director.
สมาร์ทวีซ่า (SMART Visa) - Smart “S” สำหรับผู้ประกอบการวิสาหกิจเริ่มต้น (Startup)

Smart “S” for startup entrepreneurs (Startup)

Foreigners who own technology-based startups in Thailand's target industries, such as finance, services, and other related fields.

Qualifications and criteria

  1. Have a deposit in the account of not less than 600,000 baht or equivalent. and held for at least 3 months
  2. Have a health insurance policy covering the duration of your stay in Thailand.
  3. In the case of having a spouse and legal children There must be an additional deposit in the account of not less than 180,000 baht or equivalent per person. and held for at least 3 months
  4. The applicant must participate in an incubation program or a growth acceleration project. (Accelerator) or receive joint investment from the government
สมาร์ทวีซ่า (SMART Visa) - SMART “O” คู่สมรสและบุตรที่ชอบด้วยกฎหมายของผู้ได้รับสิทธิ (Other)

SMART “O” Spouse and legal children of the rights recipient (Other)

SMART Visa O is issued to spouses and legal children of all types of SMART Visa recipients.


Smart Visa holders will receive the following benefits:

  • Report once a year at the Visa and Work Permit Service Center (OSS).
  • Obtain a visa that lasts up to 4 years and can be extended for up to 4 years at a time.
  • There is no need to request a work permit for working in a business that has been certified by the relevant agency.
  • Can bring family to stay in Thailand.
  • Can use tax benefits and others. that the Thai government has designated for investors and highly skilled people
  • Can use special channels to enter and exit Thailand.
  • Can enter and exit Thailand an unlimited number of times.


From its entry into force until January 2022, 3,200 Smart Visa applications have been made by foreigners from the United States, Japan, Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom. Most of them are experts and senior executives in the target industries.

Smart visas are a policy that has the potential to help attract highly skilled workers and foreign investors to work or invest in Thailand. However, the Thai government should take steps to address these challenges. In order for this policy to be successful and achieve the set goals

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