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Food & Restaurant License Thailand

A restaurant license is required to operate a restaurant business in Thailand.

A restaurant license application is submitted to the District office where the restaurant is located.

After submission of the application, the District office will send out an officer to inspect the restaurant premises.

The employees of the restaurant must also take and pass a test given at the District office relating to food safety and hygiene.

After the inspection and tests have been passed, the District office will issue the restaurant license.

Government fee which is calculated based on 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 government fee is limited to 3,000 THB

Service price: 29000฿
Time for complete: 1 month or more

Food & restaurant license application consists of the following steps:

  • Provide the required documents to the district officer
  • Once the application has been submitted, we’ll contact the officer to make an appointment for him/her to check the restaurant. Based on this, additional documents might be required. Note that the employees should be present to explain certain food making processes
  • Every Thai employee additionally will have to go for a test at the district office (50 multiple choice questions, of which 40 have to be answered correctly). It concerns questions about hygiene etc. The officer will provide each employee with a small book which they can study.
  • Upon confirmation that everything is in order (both the supplied documents, the restaurant itself and the employees’ tests), the officer will issue the food license (which may take up to one month). At this stage, the government fee will have to be paid.

The following documents will have to be supplied:

  • A logo of the trademark in the exact color
  • House Registration of the building
  • Original consent letter or copy of the lease agreement (affixed with a duty stamp)
  • Copy of the ID card and house registration of the director of the company
  • Copy of the ID card and house registration of the owner of the business
  • Power of Attorney
  • Completed and signed application form (SorAor1)
  • Map of location
  • Photos (print out) in front of and inside the restaurant
  • Layout of the restaurant (interior plan)
  • Square meters of the whole restaurant (incl. tables, kitchen, counter etc.)
  • Documents proving the ownership (on a case by case basis), such as the sale and purchase agreement, title deed (all pages) or construction permit

Our Food & Restaurant License application service includes the following:

  • Advise client on all required information and documents to apply for a restaurant license.
  • Prepare a restaurant license application with the assistance of the client.
  • Filing the application with the District office.
  • Assist in communicating with the District office.
  • Accompanying the representatives of the client in meetings with the District office if necessary.
  • Follow up the application with the District office.
  • Submit any additional information or documents required by the District office with the assistance of the client.
  • Receive the restaurant license.
  • Provide an English translation of the restaurant license.Correspondence by email, telephone and in person meetings when necessary.
  • Correspondence by email, telephone and in person meetings when necessary.

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