The following documents must be provided:
|➤ The logo|
|➤ Company registration documents|
|➤ Copy of the identity card|
|➤ Power of Attorney|
|➤ Completed and signed form|
|➤ Location of the restaurant on a map|
|➤ Photos of the establishment from inside and outside|
|➤ Plan of the establishment|
|➤ Mention of the square meters of the restaurant|
|➤ Document proving ownership (sales and purchase contract, title deed or building permit)|
The following government fees are to be taken into account according to the square meters of the restaurant:
|➤ Up to 10 square meters: 100 THB|
|➤ More than 10 square meters: add 5 THB per square meter|
|➤ Between 200 and 300 square meters: 2,000 THB|
|➤ More than 300 square meters: add 5 THB per square meter|
|➤ The ceiling is limited to 3 000 THB|
Regarding other licenses and administrative authorizations that may be requested. We can mention 3 licenses : Alcohol, Cigarette sales and Music.
The alcohol license is one of the most requested licenses by people who want to open a restaurant in Thailand. The Thai alcohol license is necessary if you wish to sell alcoholic beverages in the country, whether for a bar or restaurant. The license is valid for one year and is renewable within 30 days of the expiration date.
The district office in Thailand is in charge of issuing alcohol licenses after examining certain documents such as:
|➤ Documents concerning the company: (status, VAT registration certificate)|
|➤ Lease or rental documents of the establishment|
|➤ Identification documents of the owners of the establishment|
|➤ Power of Attorney|
Within the framework of a restaurant activity, tobacco regulations must be taken into account. This is a tobacco sales permit that will allow you to sell but also give your customers the possibility to smoke in your establishment. In the same way as for the process of obtaining the alcohol license, the office of the district where the restaurant is located is in charge of issuing licenses.
The music license allows an establishment to play copyrighted music. The application for this license is made to companies listed on the Department of Intellectual Property‘s website. The annual license fee ranges from 600 baht to 1,000 baht for small bars and restaurants.
In conclusion, if you want to open a restaurant in Thailand, the procedure remains complex with regard to the multiple procedures to be undertaken to have all the necessary authorizations, obligatory precondition to the opening of the establishment. It is thus important to contact experts in order to make sure that your activity respects the strict regulations of Thailand.