5 Nov 2020

(B Visas For Business and Employment)

1. Eligible Applicants for B Visas

- This category of visa is issued to eligible applicants currently residing in Australia and wish to enter Thailand for:
a) doing business, or
b) investing in Thailand (through the ownership of condominium, depositing funds in a Thai bank, or the purchase of Thai government bonds, with a face value not less than 3 million THB).

2. B Visa Conditions

- The B Visa is valid for a single entry for business-related purposes only.
- The B Visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issuance. Travellers must enter Thailand within the said 90-day period. They will be allowed to stay in Thailand for a period of up to 90 days from the date of entry. During the 90-day stay, if they wish to leave and re-enter Thailand, they are required to apply for a re-entry permit (single or multiple) before departure. If they leave Thailand without a re-entry permit, the current stay permit shall be considered void.
- The extension of stay is at the discretion of the Immigration Officer. Extension applications can be made at the Office of Immigration Bureau (visit for more information).
- If B Visa holders breach entry conditions, the stay permit will be revoked and they will be prohibited from entering Thailand in the future.

3. B Visa Application Procedures

Each applicant must submit a complete online form together with the required documents* to the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney. The required documents are as follows:


*Required Documents


Completed Visa Application Form


One (1) passport-sized photograph affixed to the Visa Application Form

- Size 3.5 x 4.5 cm.

- White background and no older than 6 months



- A minimum validity of six months from the date of planned entry into Thailand

- Must have at least two empty pages


Proof of an Australian Electronic Visa (only for non-Australian Nationals)

- Visa grant page or VEVO check status page


Proof of adequate finance

- A copy of an up-to-date bank statement with a minimum balance of THB 500,000 or AUD 25,000 maintained in the bank account for 6 months prior to the application, or a letter of guarantee from the applicant's employer confirming that all expenses related to the applicant's travel will be covered, accompanied by a Bank Statement of the applicant's company showing funds not less than 500,000 THB (AUD 25,000) maintained for 6 months prior to the application.  Proof of adequate finance is not required for those applicants who already have permission to work in Thailand, i.e. holders of a valid work permit, WP.3, or BOI letter.


For doing business:

- An invitation letter from the host company/organization in Thailand indicating the date and length of stay, and purpose of visit; and

- Proof of registered capital of the host company with a minimum amount of THB 2 million

 For investing in Thailand:

- Proof of ownership of condominium in Thailand; or

- Proof of the transfer of money to deposit at a Thai bank; or

- Proof of purchase of Thai Government bonds,

  with a minimum amount of THB 3 million


Proof of COVID-19 health insurance

- A COVID-19 health insurance for medical treatment expenditures, covering at least USD 100,000 during the entire stay in Thailand.  The insurance policy must cover a period of at least 3 months, and must clearly state that coverage includes expenditures occurring from COVID-19 treatments.

- List of recommended health insurers: AETNA/ Asia Insurance/ AXA / Bangkok Insurance/ LMG/ Navakij/ Pacific Cross Health Insurance / Southeast Insurance/ Tune / Viriyah 


Additional Supporting Documents

- Driver License or Photo Card


Visa Fee

- AUD 120

- Payment can be made by cash, debit, or credit card (payment in person at the Consulate-General only). For money order, or cheque paid to “Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney”


4. B Visa processing times

- The visa processing time is usually 3 working days.
- Certain applications which require special consideration may take longer to process.

5. Remarks

- The Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney, reserves the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary as well as reject any application.
- The applicants must provide genuine documents and information. If the applicants are found to provide false documents or give false information, their applications will be rejected and be reported for further determination of appropriate action and future prohibition to enter the Kingdom of Thailand.
- The visa processing fee is non-refundable regardless of outcome.
- The visa processing fee is subject to change without prior notice.






  • The Royal Thai Consulate-General Sydney officers reserve the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary as well as reject any application without prejudice. Please note, the visa processing fees is non-refundable once the processing of the application begins – regardless of its outcome.
  • All visa fees can be paid by the exact amount of cash, money order, or bank cheque address to Royal Thai Consulate-General Sydney (personal/company cheque are not acceptable)



Click to download the application form HERE


Update: 19 May 2021