One-year extension of non-immigrant B visa is similar to one-year multiple entry non-immigrant B visa with two big differences – it is based on employment (the applicant needs to have a valid work permit) and it eliminates the requirement to leave the country every 90 days.
Moreover, it can contribute to an application for permanent residency further down the road. To be eligible for this type of Thailand visa extension, applicant must meet the basic minimum criteria and satisfy the minimum salary requirements for their nationality.
|Nationality||Salary in THB|
|Canada, Japan, United States||60,000|
|Europe (inc. United Kingdom), Australia||50,000|
|Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan||45,000|
|India, Malaysia, Middle East||45,000|
|China, Indonesia, Philippines||35,000|
|Africa (all), Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam||25,000|
|Persons working for newspapers in Thailand||20,000|
To be eligible for a business visa extension in Thailand you must have a valid Thailand work permit and employ four Thai employees per visa extension application. However, the following corporate structures have relaxed the requirement for the 4:1 Thai national ratio and extensions can be requested with a 1:1 ratio: