Relocate to Thailand through Shelter’s Umbrella Partnership Program

If you are a freelancer, digital business owner, or independent contractor and you wish to relocate to Thailand, you may apply for the Shelter Umbrella Partnership Program. Under this program, you will get a Thai Business Visa (Non-Immigrant B), digital work permit, and Thai Social Security Card for one year, renewable.  You must work in […]

June 4, 2020

Is It Legal to Work as a Digital Freelancer in Thailand?

If you are staying on a tourist visa, without a work permit, it is technically illegal to work in the Kingdom of Thailand. In order to be issued a Thai work permit, you will need to be sponsored by a local company who can help prepare the paperwork. But what about freelancers, who technically work for no one? Is it possible for the digitally self-employed to work legally in the eyes of the law?

May 25, 2020

4 Best Neighborhoods for Digital Professionals in Chiang Mai

Are you a remote professional or digital nomad wondering where to stay in Chiang Mai? Every neighborhood in the beautiful northern capital has a unique character and special traits, its own upsides and downsides, and some areas are better or worse for certain people depending on your needs, budget, and even line of work. We […]

May 11, 2020

Shelter Can Be Your Employer of Record in Thailand

If you are a digital business owner or employee, relocating your operations to Thailand presents a unique opportunity for geo- and labor arbitrage.An EOR is a company that employs you or your team according to local labor laws and takes care of payroll, tax, social security, and immigration matters.

May 3, 2020

10 Tips for Relocating to Chiang Mai (from 10 Digital Nomads)

It’s no secret that Chiang Mai is one of the top digital nomad hotspots in the world, which is why so many remote professionals choose to relocate here each year. For many people, however, simply taking the leap into the location independent lifestyle is the hardest part. That’s why we asked 12 seasoned expats a very simple question: If you had to offer one tip to someone relocating to Chiang Mai, what would it be?

April 28, 2020