Change of BOI approval for expatriate positions

From 1 June 2016, the rules for filing documents for approval of an expatriate employee’s work permit have changed for companies that receive Board of Investment incentives.

Keywords: Mazars, Thailand, Legal, BOI, Board of Investment, Work Permit, Expatriate

5 July 2016

The BOI has changed the length of time for initial approval of a position and long-term approval of a position.

The details are set out below:

Business activities Old  New 
International Headquarters and International Trading Centre 2 years 4 years
Researcher for research and development 2 years 4 years
Software business 1 year 2 years
Call centre and International Business Procurement Office 2 Years 1 Year