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Getting Your Visa & Work Permit With Playlab

Getting Set Up With A Visa & Work Permit as a foreigner through Playlab is a quick, easy and inexpensive alternative to traditional methods foreign workers seek to stay in Thailand long term. 

Getting started

Choose Your Solution

With Playlab you can Live & Work in Thailand with your own clients, or join us on our next project!

Get started by taking a 60 second qualifying survey to begin!

Relocate & Work For Yourself

I have existing client projects!

Perfect for Digital Professionals who have their clients, work for a company abroad, or run a business of their own and would like to relocate to Thailand and work for themselves.

Join Playlab As Talent

I want to join the latest PlayLab project!

I want to join PlayLab!
Perfect for Digital Professionals looking for remote employment or for their next project to take on. You pick the projects you work on & will be able to work remotely from anywhere in Thailand.

Our Process

Get your visa & work permit in under 30 days

To get you Visa & Work Permit Varies Slightly Depending If You Are Currently Inside our Outside of Thailand.

Outside Thailand
Inside Thailand
Step 1

Complete our qualifying survey

Our staff will review your information and schedule a call to discuss your visa situation & next steps.

Step 2

Connect with our staff

We'll go through all of the details & ensure you have a full understanding of the process, as well as collect the documents required from you. 

Step 3

Pay the setup fee & we begin

As soon as you pay the one time setup fee we will courier all the documentation and Visa Invitation letter required

Step 4

Pick up your visa

Schedule an appointment & hand over the documentation to your local Thai Embassy or Consulate. They will grant you your initial 90 Day Non-B Visa.

Step 5

Fly to Bangkok, Thailand

When you are ready, you will fly to Bangkok, Thailand. Together we will schedule a date to meet with our staff.

Step 6

Get 1 Year Non-B visa & work permit

Our staff will bring you to the immigration office to extend your Non-B Visa for 1 Year, and pick up your new Work Permit!

Step 1

Complete our qualifying survey

Our staff will review your information and schedule a call to discuss your visa situation & next steps.

Step 2

Connect with our staff

We'll go through all of the details & ensure you have a full understanding of the process, as well as collect the documents required from you. 

Step 3

Pay the setup fee & we begin

As soon as you pay the one time setup fee we will prepare all of the required documentation & schedule a date to meet in Bangkok.

Step 4

Switch your current visa

We will go together to the Thai Immigration Office to have your visa converted to your new BOI Non-B Visa.

Step 5

Pick up your work permit

After you have received your new visa, we will apply for your Work Permit and you are set!

Step 5

Extend your visa for 1 year

After getting your Work Permit, we will schedule one more appointment to convert to extend your visa for 1 year.

We're Your Employer of Record

How PlayLab works

Playlab is a Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) Certified Company and have special permission to hire skilled foreigner workers to work in Thailand without the restrictions of maximum foreign workers, or Thai staffing minimums.

We act as your local Employer of Record sponsoring and handling your local employment ensuring your tax & social security obligations handled legally and providing you with everything needed to maintain tax residency in Thailand. You'll even get health care!

Sponsored Visa & Work Permit

How can I work remote legally?

Unlike other methods of Foreigners staying and working in Thailand such as working on the incorrect visa, starting their own company, or seeking local employment.

At Playlab, through our BOI Company (Employer of Record) we are able to provide skilled professionals with proper Non-B Visa & Work Permits. To ensure all legal and compliance is met, while allowing you to work for your own clients or business, we take care of your monthly payroll, and invoicing on your behalf.

This means your Income, Taxes & SSO benefits are fully compliant in Thailand.

Requirements

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While Playlab as a BOI Company in Thailand has no restriction of the number of foreign workers we can legally employee and provide Non-B Visas & Work Permits for, we are restricted by who we hire. The primary function of a BOI company is bring highly skilled & experienced working in emerging industries. 

In order for you to be eligible for a Sponsored Visa & Work Permit through Playlab, you must be between the ages of 20-55 Years Old & meet the following prerequisites:

You must have one of the following:
  • Any type of degree or certificate, plus 5 years of relevant work experience
  • An IT-related university degree, plus 2 years of relevant work experience
And you
  • Work in a tech/digital-related industry

  • Have an existing business or client base & Can bill a minimum of $1,500 USD per month
         OR
  • You would like to join Playlab as Talent & work on our projects.

         AND

  • Can commit to a 1-year contract
For those applying from within Thailand:

In order to convert your Visa, you must be holding a Non-B visa already, for example, from a former employer. This is due to the fact that this is the only visa that Thai Immigration will convert from inside the country.

Changing visas from a Tourist, Education, Non-O or other visa must done from outside Thailand by applying for a new visa outside of Thailand. 

If you are currently in Thailand, and would like to switch to Playlab, but you do not have a Non-B Visa, the process will be similar to those starting from outside Thailand. We will prepare all of the documentation and send to you while you are in Thailand, but you will be required to leave the country, apply and be issued you new Playlab Non-B Visa, and return to Thailand.

Ready to work & play in Thailand?

Getting started is easy, take our short 60-Second qualify survey now.
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