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



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