TAT tourism license
in Thailand.

The travel and tour guide business is regulated by the Tourist Business and Guide Act. Before engaging in the tourist business, one has to apply for a TAT license (Tourism Authority of Thailand) with the Tourist Business and Guide Registration Office.

TAT tourism license Thailand

Tourism laws in Thailand.

With the travel and tour guide business being a restricted activity under the Foreign Business Act, a foreigner that wants to get involved in the tourist business will have to incorporate a juristic person to apply for the TAT license.

The following conditions have to be fulfilled in case the applicant is a natural person:

  • Being of Thai nationality
  • Being not less than 20 years old
  • Having domicile or residence in the Kingdom of Thailand
  • Not being bankrupt
  • Not being a lunatic or incompetent or quasi-incompetent person
  • Not being a person whose license is being suspended
  • Not being a person whose license has been revoked five years prior to the current application

The company will have to have the following characteristics:

  • Being registered under Thai Law
  • Having as its business purpose to support business tourists in Thailand
  • All unlimited liabilities must be of Thai nationality
  • Of a limited company, not less than half of the directors must be of Thai Nationality and not less than 51% of the capital must be owned by natural persons that are of Thai nationality

Required documents.

  • TAT license application form, signed by a Thai director and stamped with the seal of the company
  • Certificate of Registration and objectives of the company under the Civil and Commercial Code (not older than one month). Do note, only a Thai director has the power to sign and stamp the seal of the company.
  • List of shareholders’ names, certified by The Minister of Commerce
  • Memorandum of association which must be certified by The Minister of Commerce
  • Company’s regulation or report of company establishment’s meeting (If the company has no the company’s regulation) which must be certified by The Minister of Commerce
  • Copy of the director’s personal ID card and his registered address which must be certified by the director
  • Seal of the company
  • Two photos of the front of the office (showing the address and nameplate)
  • A map of the office
  • Ownership or possession evidence of the office
  • Power of Attorney
  • Guarantee, cash or cashier’s check which is used as security

Fees.

  • Outbound: security of 200,000 THB and a government fee of 500 THB
  • Inbound: security of 100,000 THB and a government fee of 500 THB
  • Domestic: security of 50,000 THB and a government fee of 300 THB
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