SMART E (Executive)

Senior executives in technology-based companies in the targeted industries.

Qualifications and Criteria

  1. Minimum income of no less than 200,000 Baht/month or equivalent.
  2. Having a Bachelor’s degree or above or equivalent with at least 10 years of work experience in the relevant fields.
  3. Having an employment or service contract with an entity in Thailand. The remaining term of such contract must be at least 1 year.
  4. Holding a senior management position such as Chairman or Managing Director.
  5. The employing companies must be certified as being technology-based in manufacturing or delivering services in the targeted industries by relevant government agencies such as the National Innovation Agency (Public Organization), Digital Economy Promotion Agency, and National Science and Technology Development Agency.


  1. Maximum renewable 4-year visa, but not exceeding the employment/service contract term.
  2. No work permit required for working in the position or company certified by relevant agencies. In case of changes of jobs, additional endorsements in accordance with the relevant requirements must be obtained.
  3. 90-day reporting to the Immigration at the One Stop Service Center extended to 1 year.
  4. No re-entry permit required.
  5. Spouse and children granted permission to stay in Thailand for the same duration as the Smart visa holder. The spouse granted permission to work with no work permit required.
  6. Access to a fast-track service at international airports in Thailand (where available).


Please be informed that “digital nomads or remote workers” who do not have an employment contract either with a Thai entity or with an assignment to work in Thailand or under a service contract between an overseas company and a Thai company, are NOT eligible for Smart Visa.