Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) has started accepting applications for Smart Visa, aiming to attract experts and high level investors from around the world to the country. (Photo: thaivisa.com)

Bangkok (NNT/VNA) – Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) has started accepting applications for Smart Visa, aiming to attract experts and high level investors from around the world to the country.

The BOI Secretary-General, Duangjai Asawachintachit, said the Thai government on February 1 started accepting the application for Smart Visa aimed to attract investments in 10 S-Curve industries, pushing forward Thailand towards the government's Thailand 4.0 economic model. 

Smart Visas will be offered to foreign nationals who wish to work or invest in Thailand in 10 S-Curve industries. The visas are given in four categories, namely high skilled experts in science and technology, investors, high-level executives, and start-up businesses. 

The Smart Visas will also come with a work permit, and will allow up to four-year residency in Thailand with report-in every one year, and will allow multiple entries and exits without having to apply for the traditional re-entry permit. 

Smart Visa applications can be submitted from February 1 at the Visa and Work Permit Service Center at Chamchuri Square Building, Bangkok. Applicants are subjected to requirements according to the government. More information can be acquired by calling 0 2209 1100, extensions 1109 and 1110.-VNA