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Representative Office in Thailand

What is a Representative Office?

A Foreign company will usually set up a Representative Office in Thailand so that it can be responsible for certain non-expenditure activities of the Foreign company. A Representative Office cannot generate income for the Foreign company in Thailand. Some of the activities a representative office may engage in include:

  1. To source for goods or services in Thailand for the head office.
  2. To check and control the quality and quantity of goods purchased or hired to manufacture in Thailand by the head office.
  3. To give advice concerning goods of the head office sold to agents or consumers.
  4. The propagating of information concerning new goods or services of the head office.
  5. To report on business trends in Thailand to the head office.

Requirements & Setup Representative Office in Thailand

Requirement to open and register representative office in Thailand:

  1. No specific Thai and Foreign shareholder splits or ownership.
  2. At least one representative must be present to handle the day to day management.
  3. Minimum of 3 Million THB, to be used as investment not paid up capital.
  4. Submission of taxes (only taxation of salaries paid to the employees of the office).
  5. An application fee of 2,000 THB (subject to change so please check with us)


There are several more activities which are not listed and which may imply that the Representative Office maybe liable for certain income and corporate taxes, in which the head office is responsible for, but the Representative Office may incur such taxes. For this and other reasons, and in order to be clear on requirements and prerequisite for the setup of a Representative Office, it is imperative to contact the professionals from Juslaws & Consult for a FREE first consultation


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