Company Registration

Company Registration

James &Partners Law Offices provides wide ranges of corporate services for Thai and foreign clients such as Limited Company Registration,  company’s name reservation include select business entities, Memorandum  Registration, Joining as a Company Promoter, one day registration, company promoter, company director, power of director, 25 % paid-up, Drafting  Article of association, TAX &VAT registration  for company, requiring for any business license(FBC,FBL ), dissolution, M&A. furthermore, we also assisted our  client in drafting reviewing any types of agreements,  and draft relevant legal opinion for our client.

Guideline for setting Limited Company in Thailand by James and Partners Law Offices
Steps for limited company registration under the Laws of Thailand

1. Corporate Name Reservation
The reserved name must not be repeatable or similar to name of other registered companies, which approved by the Commercial Registration Department at the Ministry of Commerce (“MOC”) before. After that, the approved corporate name must be registered within 30 days.

Note: Company name reservation must be done via Department of Business Development (“DBD”) website only the process should not spend time more than 30 minutes

2. Memorandum Registration
Under the Thai Laws, company must have at least 3 promoters to register memorandum of association
Company’s memorandum of association needs to mention these following details.
1) Name of company (reserved name) 2) Head Office’s Address 3) Objective of the company 4) Registered Capital for company 5) Name, address, age, occupation and number of promoter 6) Name, address of 2 witnesses

3. Share Reservation
After Memorandum registration, Promoter should buy the share or offer all shares to interested person to become company shareholder (under Thai Laws in limited company should have at least 3 shareholders). After all shares have been reserved, then promoter should arrange the statutory meeting within 7 days

4. Registering the establishment of a company limited
In statutory meeting there are vital parts for company should be scheduled the such as 1)Article of Association 2) Number of director and power of director (at least 1 director) 3) Registered capital 4) Total of Shares 5) Auditor 6) Types of share for company
After the statutory meeting, promoter should all turn over the business to the appointed director (director of company must paid up 25% for the total of shares).and director of company must register the resolution of the statutory meeting within 3 months otherwise the meeting will be void.

Note: In general, the memorandum and company registration will spend time no more than 9 days. However, if document are fully completed, MOA and company registration can be registered in 1 day

5. Registration Fee for Registration Company in Thailand

5.1 Memorandum registration Fee
Baht 500 for registration capital Baht 1,000,000

5.2 Company Registration Fee
Baht 5000 for registration capital Baht 1,000,000
Other fees for Company Registration

6. TAX & VAT registration
After registration, Company will have their own entity under Thai law, Company need to register Tax and Vat at Revenue Department Branch /District which the company’s head office has been located .

Corporate Tax: Businesses liable for income tax must obtain a tax I.D. card and number for the company from the Revenue Department within 60 days of incorporation or start of operations

VAT: Business operators earning more than 1,800,000 Baht per annum must register for VAT within 30 days of the date company’s sale income reach 1,800,000 Baht.












Visa & Work Permit

Visa & Work Permit

Assisting in all immigration matters for employees and employers including work permits, one-year visas and alien business licenses; preparing employment contracts; advising on issues relating to foreigners residing in and or doing business in Thailand.

Foreigners seeking a prolonged stay, or those coming to work in Thailand, should obtain non-immigrant visas for all family member prior to enter the Kingdom. There are several categories of non-Immigrant visas which include, among others, business visa category (B), dependent visa category (O), investment subject to the provision of the laws on investment promotion (BOI IB), diplomatic and consular visa category (D), performance of duties with the mass media (M), performance of skilled or expert work (EX), investment with concurrence of ministries and departments concerned or capital investment (IM), study or observation (ED) which Foreign nationals who intend to remain in Thailand to work or conduct business must comply with visa requirements in addition to obtaining a work permit by work permit which are valid for the period of the visa and have to be renewed every year and If foreigner want to come or out to Thailand. There must to apply re-entry visa too. By re-entry have 2 category is single re-entry and multiple-re-entry. In addition, foreigners residing in Thailand for more than 90 days are required to register their address with Immigration Bureau every 90 day.


Non-Immigrant visa are issued for the following purpose and duration:


• Diplomats or consular missions (duration as necessary)
• Official missions (duration as necessary)
• An investment which has received authorization from the appropriation government authorities (2 years)
• Investment or other business in connection with investment under the Investment Promotion Act (as determined by the BOI)
• The controller or crew of a conveyance entering a port or other locality in the Kingdom (30 days)
• Work as a skilled laborer or specialist (1 years)


In response to feedback from investor, the BOI coordinated the establishment of a One-Stop Service Center for Visas and Work Permit, Through joint cooperation with the Immigration Bureau and the Ministry of Labour.


One Stop Service Center at 18th fl, Chamchuri Square Building Phayathai rd, Phathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand


Immigration Division 1 Office at Chalermprakiat Government Complex, Chaengwattana Rd, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Thailand


Immigration offices throughout the country.


Department of employment of Ministry of Labour at Mit Maitri Rd, Din Daeng, Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Department of employment at any provinces of Thailand.



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    James & Partners Law Offices provides several legal practices in connection with investment field. We assist our client to obtain BOI’s promotion in every step including filing and revising BOI application and supporting documents, following up and dealing with BOI’s officers, advising eligible business types under BOI promotion for our clients.  We also advised on benefits and rights of clients under BOI such as collecting FBC under BOI, setting up company under BOI’s benefits and rights, filing applications for expats or workers of clients under BOI promotion and purchasing of real estate for client under BOI promotion. After obtaining BOI we assist our client to make annual report to BOI’s official.  Our office assist investors who want to invest in Thailand and other Asean countries toward the opening of AEC in 2105.

    Enhancing Competitiveness and Investment Facilitation

    • Offers an attractive and competitive package of tax incentives.
    • Imposes no foreign equity restrictions on manufacturing activities or on some service.
    • Provide assistance in the provision of visas and work permits to facilitate entry and        subsequent operation for a foreign-owned business.
    • Waives restrictions on land ownership by foreign entities.

    Business Support Services
    • Provides comprehensive information and advice on establishing operations in Thailand.
    • Arranges site visits.
    • Identifies potential suppliers, subcontractors, joint-venture partners.
    • Provides useful contacts with key public and private organizations.
    • Coordinates between the foreign business community and other public agencies

    The BOI also acts as Thailand’s marketing arm and actively promotes the country worldwide as one of the best investment locations in Asia.

    The BOI is tasked with devising and implementing strategies under which promotional activities are organized around the globe throughout the year.

    The BOI’s seven overseas offices (Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, Frankfurt, Paris, Los Angeles and New York) serve as Thailand’s front desks in liaising with potential investors. Next

    Official 3G & 4G in Thailand

    Official 3G & 4G in Thailand

    4glite-1Now Thailand has official 3G and 4G after the international standard 2.1 GHz frequency bid auction in October last year.
    On May 7, 2013 Advanced Info Service (“AIS”) becomes the first operator who launched 3G service packages. AIS promoted high quality of servicing as a significant point of this network. In the next day, True also made big surprise by its 4G launching. The network will serve firstly in downtown of Bangkok Metropolis. Then, 4G network will be expanded to 15 major provinces according to True’s planning. Such 4G servicing was made lawfully because the 3G license given by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) did not restrict any technology that the operators would use in their services. That was how True was the first telecommunication company which provided 4G service and network in Thailand.

    4G referred by James and Partners Law Offices On May 9, 2013 Total Access Communication (“DTAC”) was the last operator that officially launched its services. Before the new 3G services, DTAC has launched TriNet network to public since last month. The TriNet network combined 75 MHz which is the highest maximum or widest channel to transfer data or bandwidth.4glite-2
    Customer of the three operators would have 2 options to use 3G on 2.1 GHz Spectrum. They may get new sim cards for new numbers that can activate immediately or transfer service under “Mobile Number Portability” system with old numbers to same numbers of the new spectrum, 2.1 GHz. However, if Customers do not chose either options, then 3G services will still be available on the old spectrum such as AIS’s 900 MHz or True’s 850 MHz.

    Register for Free Wi-Fi

    Register for Free Wi-Fi

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    ที่ปรึกษา www.lawyer-thailand.com


      How to register for Free Wi-Fi? Referred by Nakrit Sawettanan, advisor, James and Partners Law Offices, www.the-law-firm.info, www.in-dispute.com, www.lawyer-thailand.com


    How to register for Free Wi-Fi? Referred by Nakrit Sawettanan, advisor, James and Partners Law Offices, www.the-law-firm.info, www.in-dispute.com, www.lawyer-thailand.com


    How to register for Free Wi-Fi? Referred by Nakrit Sawettanan, advisor, James and Partners Law Offices, www.the-law-firm.info, www.in-dispute.com, www.lawyer-thailand.com

    ใช้บริการ ICT Free Wi-Fi โดยลงทะเบียนที่ http://vip.totwifi.com/ict- ตามด้วยชื่อจังหวัดที่จะใช้บริการเป็นภาษาอังกฤษหรือจะสมัครผ่านโทรศัพท์เคลื่อนที่แบบ Smartphone บริเวณที่มีสัญญาณ ICT Free Wi-Fi ก็ได้ เช่น หากใช้งานอยู่ในจังหวัดชลบุรีก็จะเป็น http://vip.totwifi.com/ict-chonburi เป็นต้น จากนั้นกรอกข้อมูลส่วนตัวตามจริง รวมทั้งเลขบัตรประจำตัวประชาชนเพื่อยืนยันตัวบุคคล จากนั้นระบบจะส่ง Username และ Password ให้ทางอีเมล์ของผู้ลงทะเบียนและสามารถนำไปใช้บริการได้ทันที

    ความเร็วในการใช้งานของ ICT Free Wi-Fi จะมีความเร็วสูงสุดอยู่ที่ 3 Mbps / 512 bps ซึ่งการลงทะเบียน 1 ครั้งหรือ 1 Account สามารถใช้งานได้ 6 เดือนนับจากวันลงทะเบียน ผู้ใช้แต่ละคนจะได้รับสิทธิ์ใช้งานได้อย่างต่อเนื่องครั้งละ 20 นาที หากหมดระยะเวลาต้องกรอกรหัสใหม่เพื่อเข้าใช้บริการและสามารถใช้ได้สูงสุดวันละ 6 ครั้งหรือ 120 นาที


    Source : http://telecomjournalthailand.com/