Umpire Legal
(+66) 098 932 3008
Asok, Bangkok

Company registration
experts in Bangkok

Register your company in Thailand
smoothly & worry-free

Worry-Free   Personalised    Affordable

Register your company effortlessly without as much as touching a legal form. At Umpire Legal, we take worry & uncertainty out of starting a business in Thailand, eliminate the unnecessary guesswork from the complex legal process and help get your Thai company set up for real success.

Trusted by 1,000+ registered businesses in Thailand

Choose your business structure

How would you like to start your new company?

BOI Promoted
Company

Ideal for businesses engaging in the promoted activities defined and outlined by The Office of the Board of Investment.

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Thai Limited
Company

Ideal for most business. Not restricted in activities by the FBA and the setup process can be as short as one week.

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Set up in 1 week or less!

Export/Manufacturing Company

Ideal for businesses intending to manufacture their goods in the Kingdom of Thailand and export/sell solely abroad.

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US Treaty of Amity
Company

Ideal for and limited to the nationals of the United States of America. Only minor restrictions apply to the US owners.

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Unsure about which structure is best for you?

Get in touch with us for more information. Our lawyers can assist you with determining a suitable company structure based on your business idea and further requirements.

Complete one-stop solution for startups & entrepreneurs

Everything for getting your business started and run smoothly

We can help you at every step of the way. Registering a company might seem intimidating, but we make it a simple, worry-free experience. Apart from the actual registration, there is compliance, tax and admin. Our expert lawyers will help with all this tricky stuff so that you can focus on building your business.

Pre-registration services:

Consulting & advice

Advice on the most suitable business structure, registered capital investment and share structure for your company.

Virtual office address

We offer virtual office address option for your company’s registered address. Less overhead and more profit for you.

Post-registration services:

Visa & work permit

We will help you obtain the appropriate visa for your case as well as work permit so that you can stay and conduct business in Thailand legally.

Accounting services

Monthly accounting services, such as VAT & wihthholding tax filing, bookeeping and others based on your requirements to help your business stay compliant with the accounting laws.

Business licenses

If you are required to apply for a business licenses (depends on the nature of your business), we can help you with the application so that you can get start operating your Thai business seamlessly.

Ongoing compliance

In case of a change within your company, such as structure, capital, shareholders or address, we will help you register these changes and update your corporate documents.

Umpire Legal Company Registration Service

Umpire Legal in Numbers

8

Business structures
to choose from

1,000+

Satisfied business
clients

15+

Years of combined
experience

100%

Foreign ownership
available

Easy as 1..6

How registering a company in Thailand works

Company name

STEP 1
Reservation of the company name (online).

Corporate address

STEP 2
Acquiring a corporate address for the company’s registered address.

Registered capital

STEP 3
Deciding on the registered capital of the company – this may depend on work permit requirements in case of foreign directors/employees.

Document preparation

STEP 4
Preparation of the company registration documents including the Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association based on the shareholding structure.

Signature

STEP 5
Signing of the company registration documents by all promoters and directors on government forms with the corporate seal affixed.

Company registration

STEP 6
Registration of the company with the Department of Business Development through which you will obtain a company registration number or so called Tax ID number, after which the company will be ready to begin its operations.

How long does the company registration process take?

The stated times represent an approximate company registration duration for each business structure (given you provide us with all the necessary information in a timely manner).

Thai Limited Company

1 week or less

BOI Promoted Company

3-4 months

US Treaty of Amity Company

2 months

Export & Manufacturing Company

1 week or less

Representative & Branch Office

3-4 months

Why businesses choose to register with Umpire Legal

Fast communication

No more wasting time waiting for a reply. Our English-speaking lawyers respond promptly and with clarity.

Accurate & reliable information

Every small detail counts. We always make sure the information you receive is accurate and reliable.

Affordable pricing

Start a company without breaking the bank. Our pricing is affordable and designed to fit your budget.

Stress-free experience

Registering a company should not be stressful. We will competently take you through the entire process without you feeling worried or overwhelmed.

Professional & friendly service

Besides being competent at what they do, our lawyers are also friendly and good at personalising the service to best fit your needs.

On-time delivery

We respect our busy clients’ time and make sure our work is carried out and delivered on time. No matter what their request is.

What our clients say about us

The overwhelming part was gone

Umpire took care of everything! They set me up, made the process easy and made me feel confident and relaxed about it. The overwhelming part about getting started was gone, it was taken away.

Jeffrey Dalrymple from JediSites Web Design & Development Co., Ltd.

Very pleased with their service

Since 2002, I have dealt with a number of companies in Thailand and have found that Umpire Legal is very good. I am very pleased with their service.

Brinley Waddel from eHospitality Alliance & SKAL International Clubs

Ready to register your company in Thailand?

Need some help?

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We are happy to discuss your business needs and answer any question you may have. For more in-depth enquries, we can offer you a free, non-binding consultation with our team at your convenience. This can be either in person in our office or over the phone. During the consultation, we will learn more about your business idea, advise on the best structure for your business and provide pricing for the proposed registration service and timeframe.

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Frequently asked questions

I have a business idea and would like to find out my options for the company registration. What should I do next?

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.

I am a foreigner and wish to do business and work in Thailand, what are my options?

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.

How much does it cost to start a company in Thailand?

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.

How long does the registration process take and when can I start operating my business?

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.

Can I use my overseas address or apartment in Thailand for the registered address?

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.

Do I need to evidence the injection of funds for the registered capital?

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.

Is it simple to open a bank account for the business?

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.

What are the ongoing obligations to maintain the business?

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.
I have a business idea and would like to find out my options for the company registration. What should I do next?

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.

I am a foreigner and wish to do business and work in Thailand, what are my options?

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.

If I choose to register a limited company, what information and documents will I be required to provide?

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.

How long does the registration process take and when can I start operating my business?

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.

Can I use my overseas address or apartment in Thailand for the registered address?

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.

Do I need to evidence the injection of funds for the registered capital?

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.

Is it simple to open a bank account for the business?

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.

What are the ongoing obligations to maintain the business?

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.

How much does it cost to register a company in Thailand?

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.

About Umpire Legal

Taking care of business registrations

We are in the business of helping you start and run your business in Thailand. Umpire Legal is a next generation legal firm based in Bangkok, Thailand. We break away from the old-fashioned environment of traditional corporate law offices by bringing clarity to the Thai legal system in a prompt manner and at reasonable rates. Through providing business & legal services centred around company registration, our goal is to enable both foreign and local business owners and entrepreneurs to make their business ideas happen and succeed.

Where you can find us

Umpire Legal

Legal & Business Services for Corporates,
Startups and Entrepreneurs

246 Times Square Building, Unit 405
4th Floor, Sukhumvit Road (12-14)
Khlongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

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