Register your company in Thailand 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.
Ideal for businesses engaging in the promoted activities defined and outlined by The Office of the Board of Investment.GET A QUOTE
Ideal for most business. Not restricted in activities by the FBA and the setup process can be as short as one week.GET A QUOTE
Ideal for businesses intending to manufacture their goods in the Kingdom of Thailand and export/sell solely abroad.GET A QUOTE
Ideal for and limited to the nationals of the United States of America. Only minor restrictions apply to the US owners.GET A QUOTE
Speak to our experienced lawyers. We can assist you with determining a suitable company structure based on your business idea and further requirements.
We can help you at every step of the way to open a company in Thailand. 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.
Monthly accounting services, such as VAT & withholding tax filings, bookkeeping and others based on your requirements to help your business stay compliant with accounting laws.
If you are required to apply for business licenses (depends on the nature of your business), we can help you with the application so that you can get started and operate your Thai business seamlessly.
Acquiring a corporate address for the company’s registered address.
Deciding on the registered capital of the company – this may depend on work permit requirements in case of foreign directors/employees.
Preparation of the company registration documents including the Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association based on the shareholding structure.
Signing of the company registration documents by all promoters and directors on government forms with the corporate seal affixed.
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). For more detailed information about opening a company in Thailand, get in touch with Umpire Legal today.
Thai Limited Company1 week or less
BOI Promoted Company3-4 months
US Treaty of Amity Company2 months
Export & Manufacturing Company1 week or less
Representative & Branch Office3-4 months
Every small detail counts. We always make sure the information you receive is accurate and reliable.
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.
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
Contact us and get a free, non-binding consultation with our lawyers where you can consult your business idea, assess legal implications of the relevant business structures and ask any questions you may have. We are happy to meet you in our office or talk to you on phone.
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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 to open a company in Thailand, 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 looking to start up a business in Thailand, 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.
The final price to start up a business in Thailand 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.
When looking to start up a business in Thailand, 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.
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.
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.
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4th Floor, Sukhumvit Road (12-14)
Khlongtoey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand