Visa & Work Permit
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Staying and Working in Thailand
Nowadays, there are many foreigners entering into Thailand. If such foreigners would like to work in the country, they are required to apply a work permit which the process of the same is very complicated and they also need to face with a pack of documents.
Working without work permit in Thailand will be considered as conducting criminal offence. Under the Foreigner Working Management Emergency Decree B.E. 2560 (2017), any foreigner, who is arrested due to working without work permit will be penalized by fine in the amount of THB 5,000-50,000 and repatriated immediately. Moreover, any employer who hires a foreigner working without work permit will be penalized by fine in the amount of THB 10,000-100,000 per an illegally foreign employee.
Before eligible applying for a work permit, those must hold the correct type of visa, i.e. (i) Non-Immigrant Visa Category “B” (“Non-B”). This type of visa is for business purpose or (ii) Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O” (“Non-O”). This type of visa is for any foreigner who has Thai spouse.. Those visas can be applied at any of the overseas Royal Thai Embassies.
After obtaining Non-B or Non-O visa and entering Thailand, the foreigners are able to apply work permit at the Labor Ministry. The maximum validity period of work permit will be 2 years up to the officer’s discretion subject to the conditions of such foreigners’ position and size of employer’s entities. However, the employer must bear in mind that their entities must have 4 Thai employees and the registered capital must be at least in the amount of THB 2,000,000 for applying one work permit for one foreigner. . Considering complicated process and required documents, the immigration agency or law firm who has an expertise and good connection with the relevant officers is needed.