Thailand’s SMART Visa Programme

Thailand’s SMART Visa Programme

The SMART Visa, launched 1 February 2018 is a new type of visa designed to attract highly skilled manpower and investors to help accelerate the development of the country’s targeted industries.

What is a SMART Visa?

The SMART Visa program is designed to enhance Thailand’s attractiveness in drawing science and technology experts, senior executives, investors and Startups.  A SMART Visa is offered to foreign experts, executives, entrepreneurs and investors who wish to enter into the Kingdom of Thailand to work or to invest in the following “10 S-Curve” industries or the country’s targeted industries.

  • Next-Generation Automotive
  • Smart Electronics
  • Affluent, Medical and Wellness Tourism
  • Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • Food for the Future
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Aviation and Logistics
  • Biofuels and Biochemicals
  • Digital
  • Medical Hub

    Visa Type Category Purpose
    SMART T Highly-Skilled Experts (Talents)
    I Investors
    E Senior executives
    S Startup entrepreneurs
    O Spouse and Children of SMART Visa holders


    For more information, Click BOI-brochure 2018-smart visa-EN-20180125_97687_87299

    Or visit

    Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi
    29 January 2018