When you apply for registration, you will need to use the “por 08- 05” form, along with the following documents:
|➤ A copy of the identity card (natural person) or the company certificate (legal person) authorized to sign on behalf of the legal person|
|➤ A copy of the identity card or passport of the company's owner|
|➤ A copy of the land registry of the place of sale of alcoholic beverages or a letter of consent from the owner authorizing you to use his premises to sell alcohol|
|➤ A map of the liquor sales area and nearby locations. The plan may be drawn by you, however, the proper authorities will inspect the area where your establishment is located to ensure that you are not located next to a gas station, school or religious establishment|
|➤ A power of attorney and a copy of the proxy's identity card (if needed)|
For a standard procedure, the administrative fees will not exceed 2200 baht and 3 working days. However, if you wish to accelerate the process, in this case for a total of 5 500 baht (type 1 liquor license), you will receive your license the same day. Finally, the relevant authorities will perform other checks to ensure that your alcohol complies with Thai laws, such as approving your labels on your alcoholic beverages. Some of the checks will depend on the customs authorities who will examine your situation to know whether or not you can sell alcohol in Thailand.
The sale of alcohol is not allowed for persons under 20 years of age or for persons incapable of discernment (already drunk). Furthermore, it is forbidden to sell alcohol in Thailand near schools, religious establishments or gas stations, as well as during religious vacations. Finally, it is prohibited to sell alcohol online since December 7, 2020.
Many health restrictions have considerably reduced the possibility to sell alcohol in Thailand. Since November 1, Thailand has reopened its borders and the government is allowing the sale of alcohol again for certain tourist destinations: Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi and Pand-nga.
Activities have not yet resumed, although some restrictions have been lifted. Indeed, since October 29, restaurants are allowed to serve meals inside but cannot sell alcohol to their customers. In addition, some entertainment complexes are not allowed to reopen.
However, the situation seems to point to a resumption of economic and tourism activities during the year 2022.
If you cannot present a liquor license, you are liable to a fine of up to 100,000 baht. In addition, failure to comply with the hours of sale of alcohol, can result in up to 6 months imprisonment and / or up to 10,000 baht fine.
To conclude, if you want to sell alcohol in Thailand, you have to follow the steps related to the creation of a company to obtain the mandatory status and then you have to have the necessary authorizations to sell alcohol in Thailand. Contact our experts to make sure that your activity respects the regulations imposed in the country.