Company Registration is the first step to opening a business in Pattaya, register with J & E Concierge and get started today.

Only 17,000 Baht ( 1M Baht Capital)

Company Registration in Pattaya can be a difficult administration task, J & E Concierge can help you through the company registration process and setting up a Thai business in Pattaya.

Not only can we assist with the initial company registration we can help you with a whole range of business services. If you are opening a new company or just looking for a reliable accounting partner to keep you on the right track with your accounting, licencing your business, opening a Thai bank account, Insurance or legal services.

Whatever it is J & E Concierge can make your life easier and save you time in Pattaya.

Company Registration in Pattaya - Register your Thai Company

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Open a Thai company now just 17.000 baht / 1 million baht capital

Opening a business in Thailand can be very exciting, make sure you get it right and it can be the best thing you ever did. What’s not to like, live the dream whilst making a comfortable living here in Pattaya, Thailand.

J & E are here to help you get it right from the word go, there is many people out there willing to give you advice in the bar, but do they really know what they are talking about? Do the smart thing and arm yourself with the correct facts relating to Thai business law and regulations before you decide if your chosen business is viable to give you the lifestyle you are looking for.

Be fully prepared, do your market research and know your business plan inside-out and most importantly make sure you have enough cash to start up. Come to J & E with your plan and we will guide you thought the whole process of company registration and opening a Thai Company.

J & E Concierge Company Registration Services can can help you with the following:

Deciding on the type of company, legally registering the company, obtaining the correct licences to operate (Restaurant Licences, Hotel Licences, Bar Licences) shareholders percentages, staff regulations, business visas, work permits, tax and accounting, Thai bank accounts and general advice.

Complete the form to enquire about Registering a Thai Company in Pattaya

Registering a Thai Company in Pattaya

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How much will it cost to set up my Thai business?

The million dollar question! No one really knows, its dependant on many factors, type of business, location, stock, amount of staff and expenses required. J & E Concierge can, however, provide you with some knowledge to give you an idea of what’s involved. The main difference between and Thailand and Western countries is that the cost of manual labor and construction is very affordable here in Pattaya. Depending on what type of business you are running, the cost of staff salaries and renovation of a property will not set you back too much.

The average salary for Thai staff working in restaurants, shops, and the service industry is around 10,000 baht per month.

Electricity can be charged at anything from 5-8 baht per unit depending on the landlord of your property

Water tends to vary from 18-20 baht per unit.

Rent/ property prices are dependent on size and location.

To register a Thai company, the minimum capital requirement for a Thai majority shareholder company (limited) is 2 million Baht, with a government set up fee of roughly 7,000 Baht. If you have a Thai spouse, this requirement is reduced to 1 million Baht.

Can I own 100% of my Thai Company?

There are several types of corporations and partnerships that you can set up. J & E Concierge can guide you through this process. The type you choose should depend on how much you are investing or how well you know the people you are getting into business with. Remember, foreigners are not allowed to own 100% shares of any business in Thailand.

The most popular way to start a business in Thailand is to register a business under a Thai person.

However, the “Thai partner” by law must own 51% of the company which makes him or her the majority shareholder.

There are exceptions to this rule:

The exceptions for majority foreign ownership a Foreign Business License from the Ministry of Commerce.

Board of Investment (BOI) Promotion, on the basis of very large investments of money, very large numbers of Thais employed, and/or exceptionally strategic transfer of technology to Thais.

Registration through the Treaty of Amity (for US citizens only) a special agreement between the USA and the Thai Kingdom that allows American companies or entrepreneurs to maintain a majority of shareholding or full ownership of a company in Thailand.

Can I employ staff and work in my own business?

As a business owner you are not allowed to work in your company without a work visa, you cannot even do volunteer work without the proper papers. Once you have set up your company J & E Concierge can help you obtain a work visa.

You can stay on your business premises and have your Thai partner delegate, you see a lot of this with foreign owned bars,  however your not physically allowed to help out.

You can employ Thai staff, but if you want to hire a foreigner the eligibility depends on registered capital. Two million Baht will enable you to employ a foreign national, and a further 2 million Baht per person is required up to a maximum of 10 people.The company may hire 1 foreign worker for every 5 million Baht paid in tax.

Company Registration

Company Registration is one of the first things you need to do to get your new business started in Thailand.

Thailand has many foreign companies doing well, especially in Pattaya, but the one thing that is evident is that, the businesses’ that have survived over the years are the ones that do everything above board.

Business owners that respect the culture, take time to learn the language, have trustworthy partners and the best legal advice can thrive in Pattaya.

Get in touch with J & E Concierge today to find out exactly which services would benefit you.

What visa would I require to start the process of starting a Thai company?

To enter Thailand with the purpose of doing business, you will require a non-immigrant ‘B’ (business visa). This makes you legally eligible to conduct business activities in Thailand, and that includes prospecting to set up a company.
Anyone can apply for this particular visa at a Royal Thai Embassy or consulate in your home country.

Obtain a Foreign Business License

A Foreign Business License can be loosely understood as a Work Permit for companies. Just as foreigners in Thailand can only engage in certain occupations and are required to have a Work Permit to be able to work, foreign companies can also operate merely in the selected categories and need an FBL.
This way, the Thai government can control the influx of foreign businesses into the country and thus protect Thai nationals and their interests.

What about tax? What will I pay?

Corporate Income Tax (CIT) is a direct tax levied on a juristic company or partnership carrying on business in Thailand, or not carrying on business in Thailand but deriving certain types of income from Thailand.
Tax will be withheld on interest paid to associations or foundations at the rate of 10%.
Royalties paid to associations or foundations are subject to 10% withholding tax.
Government agencies are required to withhold tax at the rate of 1% on all types of income paid to companies.

Can I hire foreigners to work in my company?

Eligibility boils down to registered capital, as mentioned above. Two million Baht will enable you to employ a foreign national, and a further 2 million Baht per person is required up to a maximum of 10 people.
Also note that the company may hire 1 foreign worker for every 5 million Baht paid in tax.

What is a Nominee Shareholder & a Majority Shareholder?

When setting up a company in Thailand is discussed, the term “Nominee Shareholder” often comes into the conversation. In Thailand a nominee shareholder is a shareholder ‘in name only’, thus does not have any substantial financial stake or interest in the proposed company.
In short, avoid setting up a company in the name of your partner or someone you’ve only met a handful of times in a bid to quickly get started – this may come back to bite you.

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  1. davesmithe June 20, 2019 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    One last question on this topic if you don’t mind, it’s on topic so I hope it will be of benefit to other members.
    Question: Shall I include a Shareholder certificate with my application? (if so, is a print out okay?)

    • J&E Concierge June 21, 2019 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      It’s not necessary. They don’t require it. If they required it, it would be in the specified documents.
      They will check online to confirm that you are a/the director of the company anyway.

      • davesmithe June 21, 2019 at 5:26 pm

        Thanks for the clarification!

  2. archiman60 June 15, 2019 at 8:11 am - Reply

    I have $15,000 and i want open a business in Pattaya. believe you can i do ? and what business can i open ?

    • thailand4me June 15, 2019 at 10:27 am - Reply

      Get a BBQ & start selling Hamburgers & Hot Dogs, Great business, low overhead . Good Luck.

      • archiman60 June 15, 2019 at 4:12 pm

        Thank you dear for reply.
        Also i have rent a shop and also i must get 4 Thai People work for me ? i dont know about Rules

    • J&E Concierge June 15, 2019 at 9:19 pm - Reply

      Hi, for a foreigner who does business need a company and with the company, you can apply for work permit.
      The company must have paid up capital of 2 million and 4 staff for 1 work permit. Contqct us for more details

  3. Love34Heartbee June 12, 2019 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Do you have to start a company in Thailand to open a fast food joint? Anyone knows?

    • J&E Concierge June 13, 2019 at 10:06 am - Reply

      “If you are working then you need a work permit, which tie to a company. If you are just investing your money while the locals work, then you are
      a shareholder or sleeping partner. This comes back again to have s company for partnership.
      All foreigners need work permit to work and no way out.”

  4. skycop52 June 10, 2019 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I have many years over here, a lot of experience. Save your money or you will lose that quickly! Deal only with Trusted partners like J&E Concierge here!

    • J&E Concierge June 10, 2019 at 7:15 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the credit and recommendation skycop52!

  5. frankie2352 June 7, 2019 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    “If your thinking of opening a business in Thailand; you have to have at lease 2,000,000 THB (60,000 USD) in the bank. The 2,000,000 THB must stay in the back and can not be part of the operating funds. You must hire at lease 4-Thai people before you can apply for a work permit. Once business is established; and you have a business license, it will still take 4 months or more to get your work permit. In the meant time; you can not be active with your business until you get the work permit. This means your Thai employees will be running the business with out you.

    The only way you can open a business with little cash it to marry a Thai girl and have business in her name.

    Good luck.


    • J&E Concierge June 9, 2019 at 12:08 pm - Reply

      Good advices Frank

  6. Fans2151sun4you June 5, 2019 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    Can I move all my activity to Thailand if I`m owning a Web Design agency back to the US?

    • J&E Concierge June 6, 2019 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      Hello, please get in contact with us to give you some advices.

  7. Duncan June 4, 2019 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    What are the fees imposed by the Thai government in relation to the registration of a private Thai limited company?

    • J&E Concierge June 5, 2019 at 8:47 pm - Reply

      Reach us via email or phone and we can further discuss your needs.

  8. Eric June 3, 2019 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    What does “THE STATUTORY MEETING” reffers to ?

    • J&E Concierge June 4, 2019 at 11:39 am - Reply

      Happy to help Eric. Give us a call.

  9. Wilson Adams June 3, 2019 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    I will be stay in Pattaya for one year. i want to open bank account,can any one know which bank allow me , if i just bring passport to apply?

    • J&E Concierge June 3, 2019 at 10:57 pm - Reply

      Please contact us via one of our contact forms or tel no listed on the website and we will offer the assistance and guidance that you need.

  10. Nate May 29, 2019 at 5:53 am - Reply

    When you get the certified letter from the embassy (e.g. for Bangkok Bank), what exactly do you tell the embassy? That you’re trying to open a bank account? Specifically, the US embassy, and on a tourist visa.

    • J&E Concierge June 1, 2019 at 2:54 pm - Reply

      Please contact us on the number listed on the website and we will help with your situation

  11. Ivan Kang April 15, 2019 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    I’m a Malaysian whom intent to open bank account with Thailand bank in Thailand. can I open with just my passport? without Thailand address as I’m not residing in Thailand!

    • J&E Concierge April 16, 2019 at 9:51 pm - Reply

      You will need an address, even if it is just the hotel or condo you are staying at.

  12. rimpy February 27, 2019 at 4:01 am - Reply

    how can i get 51 percent patner in pattaya and how can i faith on him/her r?

  13. Kiann September 18, 2018 at 3:15 am - Reply

    I am Indian. Can I open a company in Pattaya? Can I register a company in Pattaya for opening an Indian restaurant? How much?

    • Ammit Sindhu September 20, 2018 at 4:09 am - Reply

      Yes you can open a resturant. I opened my restaurant in Pattaya, Jomtien with 49% shares

  14. J&E Concierge September 17, 2018 at 3:55 am - Reply

    Hello! The price for opening a company in Pattaya is 17.000 baht. This price includes all the taxes and paperwork for opening a company. For extra charge we can also take care of the monthly accounting, restaurant license, bar license, alcohol license, open a thai bank account or any other service related to opening a business / company in Pattaya

  15. Francis September 16, 2018 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Hi. I am opening a restaurant in Pattaya in the November. 17,000bht seems very cheap, i have been quoted far more than that from other companies. Is there anything else i need to open this new business?

    • Thomas September 17, 2018 at 5:34 am - Reply

      Can i own my own company in Pattaya, be a 100% shareholder?… i have heard from someone the the 51 percent thai owned condition has gone now, is this true or just an urban myth

      • J&E Concierge September 17, 2018 at 7:12 am

        Hello! Yes in Pattaya is possible to open a company with 100% shareholder. It can be 2 mil baht capital, 4 mil baht capital. Alternative to Thai company is a foreign company. Our consultants can guide you throw the process.

  16. Gary September 1, 2018 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Is possible to put my son who has 14 years old to be a director and shareholder of this Thai company?

  17. ItalianBoy August 30, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

    A foreigner would like to do business in Thailand, which they have the parent company as their single client and would like to submit tax in Thailand. We would like to own 100% by foreigner, we don’t want the Thai nominee shareholder 51%. How should I register?

  18. Masimilian August 28, 2018 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Can my condominium’s address be used for registering company?

  19. Richard0106 August 21, 2018 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Clients are foreigner and would like to set up an e-commerce business in Thailand, can you tell me how to register for this and I have known that it is promoted by BOI.

  20. PlaticRich August 11, 2018 at 10:38 am - Reply

    My friend would like me to register the company in order to register the domain as “” in Thailand, what kind of registration should I do? He didn’t come into Thailand to do business, but he has some income not over million Baht or no transaction in Thailand. For this case, how to register a company in Thailand?

  21. Pattayalover August 6, 2018 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I need to set up a company (registered company) because the client required me, however, I am not sure how long the business can run so, I would like to know the step of closing company if that is complicated? How much it will cost and how should I plan?

  22. Whitehorse July 20, 2018 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    The Company has a Singaporean managing director and shareholders as a Singaporean who doesn’t come to work in Thailand, but hires staff in Thailand to coordinate and contact with the client, so, all documents must be signed by the director or can authorize someone to sign?

  23. Partnersinbusiness July 18, 2018 at 8:16 am - Reply

    The Company is registered in Bangkok, but can we do business in Chiang Mai? What about doing business in many other provinces?

  24. MobilePhone22 July 14, 2018 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    How to change the English name of the company?

  25. Panwa676 July 7, 2018 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    For changing the director and board of director, can we object when the shareholders would like to submit the objection letter to the registrar?

  26. RedCarwater June 30, 2018 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Specifying the company address in the company registration; is it necessary that the company must be the owner of the place or not?

  27. BenTen June 9, 2018 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Why would you set up a Thai Limited Company ? What are the benefits ?

  28. Lara Croft June 2, 2018 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    After 5 visits in Thailand, I’ve decided to try the expat life in BKK. I’m looking to stay for a perios of 3 to 6 months minimum and I’m nt quite sure which Visa should I apply for.
    I’m a self-employed independent, And I’m working from home(all I need is my pc and fast internet connection) – The same will apply when I’ll be in Thailand, I’m willing to work from my condo on my own online buisness. Do I have to get a B visa or is there any other valid option?
    Thank you all

  29. TheLandOfSmile May 24, 2018 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    I’m new here though I always visited Bangkok during my holidays. Two months ago, I went there to take TEFL Course thinking that I could be able to find a job there as a English Teacher but to my surprise, it’s not that easy though.
    Can anyone give me advice as I’m thinking of starting a small business in clothing?

  30. Batmen Rob May 19, 2018 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    I’m looking for info on whether or not it is possible to start a Sugaring business in Thailand. For those of you who don’t know Sugaring is an all natural form of hair removal, often compared to waxing. I think I have read somewhere that if you have a business you must employ 4 Thai citizens for every foreigner. What I don’t know is if I start the business and am the only employee is that possible? Any info would be much appreciated!

  31. Daniel May 5, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Hi there,Im a civil engineer-Structural designer and would like to set up a small company to work by myself only. Will i be eligible to establish this business? Further livencing is needed? . All the money will be held? what if my business only cost 500k bht. Thanks 🙂

  32. Alexander April 17, 2018 at 9:25 am - Reply

    I want to start an agency business for teachers to hire teachers and put them to schools. What should I do? Can I do this business?

  33. Anurang Rajput April 8, 2018 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Hi.. I’m from Malaysia, and planning to start a food/restaurant business in Bangkok. How shall I go about it? Any guides for this is much appreciated.

  34. Lennie March 24, 2018 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Can I start a business online selling a product I make?

  35. Nicklaus March 12, 2018 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    I want to start a small hotel / hostel in Thailand.I am an Australian.I already have business ties in Australia and have the money required to begin.What is the best way to go?

  36. Robert T. Katsushima February 4, 2018 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Hi I want to start a export unit from thailand deals in exotic fresh fruits and vegetables to india. What all requirements i need as i am an indian resident. How much capital and time it will take for all process . Please help

  37. William Fletcher January 27, 2018 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    In the west we have websites to do that, but I guess that in Thailand you have to go to some offices ? But where in Bangkok ?

  38. Babson January 14, 2018 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    How to know if a company is really registered in Bangkok ?

  39. Anniston January 11, 2018 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    I have successful e-commerce website with my Thai partner, as its e-commerce we don’t really need a office or company registration at the moment. Can any one please tell me what are the procedures to register a e-commerce business (or register as business is good?)

  40. Ashby December 12, 2017 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    I am planning to start an export Business from Thailand. As i would be buying items locally for export, there are export companies who can do that on my behalf but in that case my customers will see the Consignee details on Bill of Lading and they will directly contact them for future business thinking to reduce my cut. For this reason i need to make a company in Thailand and than process all exports from my own company to my foreign customers in African & Asian continent. Any help u can do with that? or any guidance u can provide related to exports from Thailand?
    i will be grateful for your email reply.

  41. Addison111 November 25, 2017 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    I am thinking to open a restaurant in Bangkok, but I have not idea what salary I could give them and not sure about the bonus. How many people do I have to hire first when I open my restaurant?

    • J&E Concierge November 26, 2017 at 2:16 pm - Reply

      There are some requirements in the process of opening a restaurant, feel free to contact us and we will assist you.

  42. Alfred Alura November 3, 2017 at 10:54 am - Reply

    I remember there are a few types of partnerships here in Thailand. Can you please tell me which one will be most profitable for me?

    • J&E Concierge November 5, 2017 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Sure there are,but tha’s why we are here to help you. Everything is possible if that is your trully desire. Remember to contact us or pass by our office.

  43. Pamela Und October 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Hello, my name is Pamela, and i decided to open a business in Thailand, but i heard there are a lot information about a new company. What is a Limited Company ? What are the steps to register? And there are other forms of company ?
    Thank you.

    • J&E Concierge October 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      Hello Pamela, we are happy to help you and inform you about the steps and everything else you need to know. Please note that you can contact us via email or our phone number.

  44. GeorgeMichael44 October 15, 2017 at 11:10 am - Reply

    It may be complicated register a business in Thaialnd? How people react if you are a foreign and you may open a new company here?

    • J&E Concierge October 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm - Reply

      It is not very complicated to register a business in Thailand. We are waiting for you at our office for the rest of information, and you can also send us an email or call at our phone number.

  45. RichardMan October 8, 2017 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    What is the best business to start in Thailand?How long takes till my compmany is registered?

    • J&E Concierge October 9, 2017 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      You may find interesting in opening a restaurant. We can assist you in the process of your new business. Let us know what is your idea and let’s start.

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