TAT tourism license 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  • Not being a person whose license has been revoked five years prior to the current application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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