Visa. Work Permit. Healthcare.

Shelter is a relocation agency that helps digital professionals live and work in Thailand legally. We handle the legal and tax matters for you, so you can focus on what matters most.

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EOR Service

With Shelter, you can relocate to Thailand easily as a digital worker and do your business through us as the Employer of Record (EOR). We charge a flat monthly fee, which covers everything needed from a legal perspective to establish a reliable tax home in Thailand.

We provide work permits, business visas, healthcare, handle monthly payroll, and ensure that your taxes and social security are paid as legally required.

No more paperwork, visa runs, or immigration reports – just hassle-free living in Thailand.

What Our Clients Say


  • Are at least 22 years old
  • Have either one of the following:
    • An IT-related university degree, plus 2 years of relevant work experience
    • Any type of university/college/school diploma or certificate, plus 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Work in software development, blockchain, design, marketing, business development, ecommerce, or other online, tech/digital-related activity
  • Have an existing business or client base
  • Can bill a minimum of $1,500 USD per month
  • Can commit to a 1-3 year contract

The Process

From first contact to your first step in Thailand, the relocation process can take as little as 2 to 4 weeks. We recommend preparing your documents in advance to expedite the process.


Get In Touch

Fill out our Contact Form and a representative will be in touch with you shortly. After reviewing our pitch deck, the first step is to schedule an online appointment and have a quick discovery call.


Submit Your Documents

Once you’ve decided to join the Shelter team, we will send you an invite to begin the electronic document collection process. We require digital copies of the following documents:

  • CV/Resume
  • Passport
  • Reference letters
  • University Diploma, High School Diploma, or Professional Certificate (not required if you are over 27 and work in management role)

Get Your Position Approved

With your documents collected, we submit your position to the labor authorities in Thailand. The approval process takes 8-10 business days. When your documents are ready, we ship them to you internationally for free.

We also prepare paperwork for your spouse and/or children, at no extra charge.


Apply for Business Visa

After you receive your paperwork, you will need to apply for your Business Visa at a Thai embassy or consulate outside of Thailand. (If you are already in Thailand, you can apply for your visa and work permit on the same day in Chiang Mai or Bangkok.)

At most Thai embassies, you can pick up your passport on the next business day.


Enter Thailand

Upon arrival in Thailand, ensure that your visa page is stamped at Immigration. After that, you are free to enjoy Thailand at your leisure for a couple of weeks, as we prepare the paperwork for your work permit and schedule your appointment at Immigration.




Obtain Work Permit

Finally, we will meet you at Thai Immigration (Chiang Mai or Bangkok) to obtain your Work Permit and extend your visa to 1-year. We also accompany you to the Thai bank of your choice to help you open a checking and savings account.


Enjoy Your New Home

With your work permit and visa in hand, you are well on the path to becoming a tax resident of Thailand. You are free to settle down in the city of your choice, travel around, access public healthcare, and build your new life in Thailand.