How To Apply For A Thailand Visa For Philippine Passport Holders [Business Visa and Work Permit]

By Kach Umandap - Howe July 22nd, 2020 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Travel Blog No comments

Thailand is one of the top tourist destinations for both Europeans and Asians. They also have beautiful beaches like those in Pattaya, Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao, majestic temples in Bangkok, delicious street food, and friendly locals. It’s very affordable, too!

How To Apply For A Thailand Business Visa and Work Permit For Philippine Passport Holders [More than Days Stay]
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Philippine passport holders can enter Thailand easily. You can enter also there visa-free for 30 days! There are direct flights from major international airports to Bangkok, you might spend less if you wait for a seat-sale.

How To Apply For A Thailand Business Visa and Work Permit For Philippine Passport Holders [More than Days Stay]
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If you want to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days or planning to start a job in this beautiful country; read this guide on how to get a Thailand Visa!

Quick Facts About Thailand Entry for Filipinos

Validity: up to 30 days, at most twice for a calendar year if crossing via land borders

Process: Visa Not Required

Number of Entries: Single

Documents Required:

  • Valid Passport  – valid for at least 6 months
  • Proof of Funds – at least THB 20,000 per person or THB 40,000 per family
  • Round trip air ticket

Thailand Tourist Visa

How To Apply For A Thailand Business Visa and Work Permit For Philippine Passport Holders [More than Days Stay]

If you think 30 days is not enough, you might want to apply for a Tourist Visa at the Thai Embassy in Manila.

Validity: 3 months

Process: 3 working days

Number of Entries: Single

Where to apply: Royal Thai Embassy

Address: 107 Thailand (Rada) Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Telephone:
(632) 810-3833 loc. 102 or 103

Visa Application Instructions

Submit your application at the Embassy; they are open from Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 AM – 12 Noon. A representative may claim or submit it as long as there is an authorization letter and an ID. Releasing of visa will be from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Main Requirements in Applying for a Thailand Tourist Visa

1. Valid Passport – must be valid for at least 6 months

Philippine Passport

2. Photocopy of Passport bio page

3. 2 passport-sized or 2×2 sized photos with white background

4. Booking or Reservation or Letter of Invitation – include a copy of inviter’s passport as well as visa and work permit if not a Thai National

5. Bank Certificate or Online Bank Statement – A minimum of 1,000 USD (About PHP 50,000)

6. Certification – Employment Certificate, Student Certificate, or Business Registration

7. Airline Ticket Reservation – with the date of entry and exit from Thailand

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8. Visa Application Form

How To Apply For A Thailand Business Visa and Work Permit For Philippine Passport Holders [More than Days Stay]

Note: There is NO VISA FEE for Filipinos.

Thailand Tourist Visa Extension

Where to apply: You can apply at an Immigration Office in Thailand, or at the Embassy of Thailand in the Philippines (before your flight)

Extensions: 1 month (single entry), 3 months (single or multiple entries)

Process: 5-7 working days for 1 month or 8-10 working days for 3 months

Main Requirements in Applying for a Thailand Tourist Visa Extension

1. Valid Passport 

2. Photocopy of Passport bio page and visa page (or Thai stamp)

3. Departure Card

4. Visa Fee – THB 1,900 (about PHP 3,200)

APEC Business Travel Card

Philippines and Thailand are both members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. For business people who regularly commute to countries who are members; an APEC Business Travel Card is very useful as you won’t require a visa to enter and premier lanes during arrival.

APEC Member Nations:

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Benefits of APEC Business Travel Card

  • Business trips for a maximum of 60 days (no more visa application)
  • APEC lanes on major airports

Who can get an APEC Business Travel Card in the Philippines

Must be:

  • A business person that represents a company or an entity that’s involved in international trading, selling of goods or services or investing in APEC Member nations
  • Not convicted or charged of a criminal offense
  • Has powers or authority to execute management policies, negotiate, trade, or invest (e.g. CEO, President, VP, Head, BOD) or an official nominated by the heads of the company whose work is involved in trading, investment and dealing with overseas clients or suppliers

Where to apply for an APEC Business Travel Card?

Makati Business Club (MBC)
2/F, AIM Conference Center
Benavidez St., Legaspi Village
Makati City
Telephone No.: (+632) 751-1137, 751-1138
Email Address: makatibusinessclub@mbc.com.ph

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Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
3rd Floor, Commerce and Industry Plaza (CIP)
1030 Campus Avenue cor Park Avenue
McKinley Town Center, Fort Bonifacio
Taguig City
Telephone No.: (+632) 846-8196 loc 113
Email Address: abtc@philippinechamber.com

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Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT)
International Trade Complex
Roxas Blvd. cor Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
Pasay City
Email Addresses: ef.philexport@gmail.com; efosedc@philexport.ph

Thailand Work Visa

Where to Apply for a Thailand Work Visa?

Royal Thai Embassy
Address: 107 Thailand (Rada) Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Telephone:
(632) 810-3833 loc. 102 or 103

Visa Application Instructions

Submit your application at the Embassy; they are open from Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 AM – 12 Noon. A representative may claim or submit it as long as there is an authorization letter and an ID. Releasing of visa will be from 3:00-5:00 pm.

Main Requirements in Applying for a Thailand Work Visa

  • Valid Passport – must be valid for at least 6 months
  • Photocopy of Passport bio page
  • 2 passport-sized or 2×2 sized photos with white background
  • Visa Application Form
  • Visa Fee – for 3 months Single Entry – PHP 3,200 and for 1-year Multiple Entry – PHP 8,000

Additional Requirements for Employment or Working in the Non-Teaching Department

  • Letter of Request and IDs – from Employer in Thailand and a Thai government ID; if not a Thai national a copy of passport, valid Thai visa, and valid work permit
  • Business Registration – of the company you applied for in Thailand
  • Employment or Work Contract
  • Tax Declaration – Recent TD of the company in Thailand
  • WP3 or Labor Certification or Work Permit Booklet or BOI Approval
  • Airline ticket reservation (one way is acceptable)

Additional Requirements for Teachers

  • Business Registration – of the school in Thailand
  • Letter of Request and IDs – from Employer in Thailand and a Thai government ID; if not a Thai national a copy of passport, valid Thai visa, and valid work permit
  • School Permit – permit that states it accepts foreign teachers
  • Employment or Work Contract
  • Approval or Certification – from the Ministry of Education in Thailand (CHED Thailand)
  • NBI Clearance
  • Copy of Diploma and Transcript of Records – must be Certified True Copy

Additional Requirements for Meeting, Training, Conference, or Workshops

  • Letter of Request and IDs – from Company in Thailand and a Thai government ID; if not a Thai national a copy of passport, valid Thai visa, and valid work permit
  • Business Registration – of the company in Thailand
  • Guarantee Letter – from your company in the Philippines
  • Employment Certificate – from your company in the Philippines stating Salary
  • Airline ticket reservation (one way is acceptable)
How To Apply For A Thailand Business Visa and Work Permit For Philippine Passport Holders [More than Days Stay]
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Frequently Asked Questions About Thailand Visa

1. Can I enter Thailand without a Visa?

Yes, if you are a Philippine Passport Holder, you may enter Thailand for 30 days.

2. Can I work with my Tourist Visa?

No, you need a Non-Immigrant Visa (or Work Visa) and a Work Permit to work in Thailand.

3. Is there a penalty for overstaying?

Yes, you may be fined THB 500 per day (about PHP 800) to THB 20,000 (about Php 33,000)

4. Where is the Thailand Embassy in the Philippines?

Royal Thai Embassy
107 Thailand (Rada) Street
Legaspi Village
Makati City
Telephone: (632) 810-3833 loc. 102 or 103

5. What are the office hours?

They are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays.

Thailand is a great place to visit. There are also many workers in Thailand and I assure you you can find a happy Filipino community if you decide to work there. I hope you enjoy this beautiful country and find this guide helpful. Happy Travels!

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 143 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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