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Thailand SMART Visa

Thailand SMART Visa

SMART Visa Program

The Thai government has made several steps in an effort to drive innovation forward in Thailand. One of the strategies is to attract foreign talent and investment in key industries. The SMART visa program was created to help entice foreign talent and make the VISA process easier and more efficient for these talented individuals.

Human talent consists of highly skilled professionals, investors, executives, and entrepreneurs wishing to work or invest in the following industries.

  • Affluent, Medical and Wellness Tourism
  • Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Aviation and Logistics
  • Biofuels and Biochemicals
  • Digital
  • Environmental Management and Renewable Energy
  • Food for the Future
  • Human Resource Development in Science and Technology
  • Medical Hub
  • Next-Generation Automotive
  • Smart Electronics


  • maximum 4-year permission to stay,
  • one-year check-ins at immigration (instead of ninety days),
  • work eligibility for spouses and children without the need of work permits,
  • no re-entry permits.


The following categories of Smart Visa will be allocated to SMART Visa applicants, depending on the purpose or activity that foreigners wish to conduct in the Kingdom of Thailand.

  • SMART – T: – Talent (4 Years)
    • Experts who earn 200,000 Baht or greater per month
  • SMART – I: – Investor (4 Years)
    • investors making a direct investment of 20 million baht into companies that use technology in their manufacturing process or deliver services
  • SMART – E: – Executive (4 Years)
    • senior managers having at least a Bachelor’s degree, ten years work experience, and are earn 200,000+ baht per month
  • SMART – S: – Startup / Entrepreneur (1-2 Years)
    • Entrepreneurs contemplating whether to start a business in Thailand. To be Requires you to deposit 600,000 baht in Thailand have health insurance.
  • Non-Immigrant – O: – Spouse and legitimate children of SMART Visa holders