Highly skilled professional

Highly-skilled professional LTR visa

Long-term resident visa to work in Thailand as a highly skilled professional.

What can you do with a highly-skilled professional LTR visa?


  • The initial visa is valid for five years, with the possibility of a five-year extension if you meet the requirements.
  • Enter and exit Thailand freely as long as your visa is valid.
  • You automatically receive a work permit with the visa, allowing you to start working directly for your employer in Thailand.
  • Eligibility for tax exemptions on overseas income under certain conditions
  • You get expedited service at airports and other Thai agencies.

⚠️ Pre-requisites:

  • Your occupation must be considered “highly skilled” by the Thai government (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or other sectors deemed crucial for national development).
  • You must have a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field
  • At least 5 years of work experience in your area of expertise.
  • You must be employed by a company operating in Thailand, typically BOI-certified as promoting targeted industries.
  • You must meet income requirements

Documents required for LTR for highly-skilled professionals

  • A passport from your country of nationality, valid for a minimum of six months.
  • Proof of income:
    • Annual income of at least USD 80,000 for the past two years
    • If your income falls between USD 40,000 and USD 80,000, you can still apply by having a Master’s degree or higher in science and technology or special expertise relevant to your job assignment in Thailand.
    • There are no minimum income requirements for applicants working in government higher educational institutions, research centers, specialized training centers, or government agencies.
  • Health insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 50,000 valid for at least 12 months in Thailand.
  • Letter of invitation from employer
  • Criminal record check