We are in the business of helping you start and run your business in Thailand. Leave the heavy lifting to us – at Umpire Legal, you will never have to touch a legal form. Instead we will collect all the necessary information from you and will help get your business set up for real success.
Affordable. One-on-one personalised service. No surprises.
We take the guesswork out of registering a business. You will never have to touch a legal form apart from signing it.
Registering a company with us is simple. After contacting us by selecting one of the options below (Step 1), we will schedule a business consultation (Step 2) where we gain a better understanding of your business goals, provide a clear explanation of your options and propose the most suitable solution for your business structure and the requirements. Based on the relevant information collected from you, we then prepare the documents and government forms (Step 3) for your signing after which they are sent off to the responsible government authorities for registration. Step 4 - Completion & document handover.
We have been using the services of Umpire legal to incorporate the company in Thailand with certification of the Board of Investment. I found Umpire Legal to be very responsive and clear about the difficult and time consuming process. They helped us through multiple interactive sessions to ensure that all questions were adequately addressed. They really provided expert assistance!
Contact Umpire Legal with your business plan and together we can explore the options to conclude the type of legal entity that would be most suitable for your business registration. There are several options available, you can consider the registration of a company as a Thai entity, as a foreign entity or even apply for investment promotion from the BOI.
As a foreigner, there is a requirement for you to obtain a work permit and a valid visa when working or doing business in Thailand. The work permit and visa must be supported by the company in which you are holding a position, either as a director, manager and/or employee. The said company must comply with some basic requirements concerning amount of registered capital and hiring of local employees.
You will be required to send us your preferred company name, list of intended business activities, details of the directors shareholders, and shareholding structure as well as details of the address at which your company will be registered.
The duration for registration depends on the nature of your business and your promptness in providing the requested information. A company can be set up in 1 - 2 weeks but the application of foreign business license can take up to 3 - 4 months.
No, the address used for your business registration must be in Thailand. An apartment or condominium unit is generally not accepted as a registered address since they are usually strictly for residential purposes. There are several documents to be provided by the legal owner of the company's registered address to evidence ownership of the property and consent for your business registration at the said address.
If you are registering a limited company with registered capital of no more than 5 million Baht, you do not need to evidence the capital injection to the Department of Business Development in most cases. However, the shareholders may sometimes be requested to evidence the funding through a certification letter issued by the bank. For foreign companies holding a foreign business license, promoted by the Board of Investment or operating a branch or representative office, evidence of capital injection is always necessary.
It is fairly straightforward to open a corporate bank account with a local bank for your business once registered. The bank will require a set of minutes of the board meeting to approve the opening of the corporate account with details of the signing authority and requirements, along with the business registration documents and identification documents of the shareholders, directors and authorized signatories to the bank account. You will also be required to fill out several forms at the bank when opening the corporate account. Do note that some banks require foreign directors to be holding a work permit before they will permit the use of certain services such as online banking on the corporate account.
Once the business is registered, you will be required to submit withholding tax and VAT filings with the Revenue department and pay social contributions for your employees with the Social Security Office on a monthly basis (where applicable). You will also need to ensure that proper bookkeeping records are maintained in order for an auditor to sign off on the financial reports which must be submitted to the Revenue department and Department of Business Development annually. There are other obligations to learn about such as filing the half year report, making payment for the workmen's compensation, submitting relevant reports to the authorities such as for companies promoted by the Board of Investment, and so forth. In case of a foreigner holding a work permit and visa, permit and visa must also be renewed prior to the expiration dates.
The final price depends on your selected business structure and a host of other factors, such as the amount of registered capital, number of foreign employees etc. It will be determined at the business consultation after we gain a proper understanding of your needs
Ideal for businesses engaging in the promoted activities defined and outlined by The Office of the Board of Investment.Learn More
Ideal for most business. Not restricted in activities by the FBA and the setup process can be as short as one week.Learn More
Ideal for businesses intending to manufacture their goods in the Kingdom of Thailand and export/sell solely abroad.Learn More
Our services extend beyond company registration. We here to help you every step of the way, whether it is making changes to company documents, acquiring necessary licenses or immigration matters.