Legal

You will find here a series of summaries providing an overview of useful legal regulations, processes and legal issues for Doing Business in Thailand.

Minimum wage increases

The minimum wage will increase by 5 to 10 baht across most provinces of Thailand on 1 January 2017. The minimum wage of 300 baht a day will remain unchanged in the following 8 provinces: Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang, Ranong, Chumphon, Sing Buri, Narathiwat, Pattani, and Yala.

Meetings held through electronic media

On 23 September 2016, the Department of Business Development (DBD) of the Ministry of Commerce issued an announcement regarding National Council for Peace and Order Notification No. 74/2557 (2014) on meetings held through electronic media.

Retirement visa (Long stay visa)

This type of visa can be issued to applicants aged 50 and over who wish to stay in Thailand for no more than 1 year without working. This visa cannot be used to apply for a work permit, and holders of this visa are prohibited from working in Thailand.

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