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Shelter In Thailand

With Shelter, you can simply relocate to Thailand and do your business through Shelter as the Employer of Record (EoR). We employ you or your team and take care of all documentation, immigration, invoicing, payroll, and health insurance, leaving you to concentrate on your business.

We charge an affordable flat monthly fee for our EoR service, plus tax, which covers everything needed from a legal perspective to establish a reliable tax home in Thailand.


  • Are at least 22 years old
  • Have either one of the following:
    • An IT-related university degree, plus at least 2 years of relevant work experience
    • Any type of university/college/school diploma or certificate, plus at least 5 years of relevant work experience (backed by recommendation letters)
  • Work in software development, blockchain, design, marketing, or other online, tech/digital-related activity
  • Have an existing business or client base
  • Bill a minimum of $2,500 USD per month
  • Commit to a one-year contract

The Process

All in all, the process can take from 2 to 4 weeks, depending largely on how quickly you can provide us with the required documents. Read more about the process below:


Get In Touch

Fill out our Contact Form and a Shelter representative will be in touch with you shortly. The first step is to determine eligibility.


Submit Your Documents

Once you are ready to proceed, we send you an invite to begin the electronic document collection process. You will need to provide color scans of the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Passport-suitable photo
  • CV/Resume
  • Reference letters
  • University or High School Diploma

Get Your Position Approved

With your documents collected, we submit your position to the Board of Investment (BOI), our governing body in Thailand. Once approved, the BOI will issue an official approval letter. This process can take up to three weeks. If you are applying from outside Thailand, please allow extra time for international shipping.


Apply for Business Visa

After you have received your paperwork from us, you need to apply for your business visa at a Thai embassy outside of Thailand (or, if you are already in Thailand, you can apply in Chiang Mai or Bangkok). At most embassies, you will be able to pick up your visa on the next business day.


Enter Thailand

Ensure that your visa page is stamped at Immigration on arrival to Thailand. Once in the country, please scan your visa page, arrival stamp, and departure card and send to us.


Obtain Work Permit

Finally, we will meet you in person at Thai Immigration together to submit your work permit application and obtain your BOI-issued Digital Work Permit.


Get to Work!

With your work permit and visa in hand, you will be ready to do what you do best – work and then relax!