The work permit is a legal document specifying the position, current occupation or job description of a foreigner and the Thai company in which he operates. It also acts as a license for foreigners inside Thailand to carry out a job or an occupation. A foreigner has to apply for a work permit to legally work in Thailand. Your employer will take care of this since most of the necessary documents are company-related documents. You will need to complete the other necessary documentation such as the medical certificate, photographs, and proof of degree obtained. Once you get to Thailand with the Non-B visa, these will be taken and submitted to the Ministry of Labor and will take 10 business days for the Ministry to issue the work permit.
In Thailand, the work permit process will depend on what you are going to do. The method is not the same for every profession, such as for a journalist and a teacher. Below, we have included the basic steps about the process.
Choose the visa you wish to apply
Select the work permit you want to obtain
Collect the required documents
Submitting the application to the Thaiger
Wait for for the approval of application
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Those looking to work or already employed in Thailand need to understand that the country has three major types of work permits. Each category refers to various fields of work and the length of the job.
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WP1 application stands for work permit foreign workers who have never applied for a work permit before or for those who wish to reapply for the work permit because of its expiry.
The applicant is domiciled in the Kingdom of Thailand or is allowed to remain temporarily in the Kingdom of Thailand under the Immigration Law (non-immigrant Visa).
WP3 application for a WP, WP stands for work permit, is an authorization letter for the employers applying for a work permit before entering the Kingdom of Thailand for foreign workers.
Upon receiving the letter of approval, the employer shall send a letter to the alien to apply for a non-immigrant visa from the Royal Thai Embassy and, within 30 days of receiving the letter from the employer, the alien shall apply for a work permit with the documentation as shown in the letter.
The WP.11 also known as temporary work permit, is a type of work permit must be obtained for someone who is not planning to stay in Thailand for a long time.
Foreigner must be in the country for specific reasons or short business engagements such as attending a seminar or meeting or buying items for export, and who is not going to work for a registered Thai company. It is granted to foreigners engaged in “work that is urgent and necessary nature” and for a brief period of time.
Finally got my work permit, thanks to the Thaiger. I was afraid the process will be painful and complex, but the team make it so easy. All I had to do was apply online, provide the documents, and they do the rest! Such a professional team.
Top tip: Go to work without worrying about what to happen if the immigration caught you without a permit to work.
We have ample experience with all forms of visas and immigration issues, including work permit applications in Thailand, as well as a comprehensive understanding of Thailand’s immigration laws and procedures.
Individuals applying for visas and permit-to-stay extensions may take advantage of our number of services.
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Visa services are made possible for foreigners who are living in Thailand. Several people enter the Kingdom of Thailand on a visa upon arrival & they would like to apply for visa extension, visa renewal, 90-day reporting, visa cancellation or even visa runs while in Thailand. These services are provided in order to ensure a hassle-free stay in the Kingdom for foreigners.
It is a long-term visa issued to holders of the Thailand Privilege Card. It is listed under the Tourist Visa or what we called PE Privilege Entry Visa, which allows residency in Thailand, as well as benefits for a period of 5, 10 or 20 years, depending on the package selected, in exchange for a membership fee.
Also called Non-Immigrant B Visa and for foreign nationals who wish to do business or invest in Thailand, or for foreign nationals who wish to apply for a work permit in Thailand. This visa is not the same as a work permit that allows you to take up jobs in Thailand, but in most situations, in order to apply for a Thai Work Permit, you must first get a Thai Business Visa.
Employment visas are passport requirements for foreign workers allowed to enter Thailand and to work for a specified period of time. The number of such visas made available is limited, so there is a lot of competition to apply. They are typically given on a temporary basis and are usually based on sponsorship from the prospective employer of the worker.
Some positions and occupations don’t require a work permit.
Members of diplomatic corps or consular missions do not need a work permit to do their job in Thailand.
Representatives of member countries or officials of the United Nations or one of its specialized agencies.
Performing duties on missions in Thailand under an agreement between the Thai and a foreign government or international organization.
Foreigners who enter Thailand to do any duty or mission benefit from education, culture, arts, or sports.
Those who have received special permission from the Thai government.
Foreigners who temporarily enter Thailand to conduct any job of any “urgent and necessary nature” for a duration not exceeding 15 days but in compliance with immigration laws may be exempted from the work permit for this period of time. A written note, signed by the foreigner and approved by his employer and acknowledged by the Director-General, must be issued.
Under Investment Promotion Law, although your work permit application is still pending, you may start working. You must apply your work permit application within 30 days of the Board of Investment’s approval. Within seven days after receiving the notice that you have been approved by the BOI, the Labor Department will issue your work permit.
It’s almost impossible not to fall under the influence of Thailand’s friendly people after one or more trips to Thailand. Their smiles, their customs, and their beautiful real estate properties can put you under a spell. For these reasons, many visitors make the choice to extend their stay after their visa expires. However, dealing with complex government procedures can be stressful. But don’t worry, we’ve got you. You don’t even have to consider how you’ll get it done on your own. If you need a visa extension, renewal, 90-day reporting, cancellation, or even a visa run while in Thailand.
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Please note that a bachelor’s degree isn’t a training requirement for the 4 Week TEFL course; however, a bachelor’s degree (any major) is normally needed to obtain a non-immigrant B (Business) visa and work permit. A non-immigrant B visa and work permit is normally required to work legally as a teacher in Thailand.
To secure a work permit in Thailand, a foreigner needs an initial visa, which is a non-immigrant visa. The non-immigrant visa must be obtained before entering Thailand.
Once the foreigner has a non-immigrant visa, he may begin to process the work permit. The work permit process would take 7 business days to accomplish.
The fee for a Thai Work Permit changes depending on the duration of the permit: Thai Work Permit for up to three months: 750 Thai Baht.
Thai Work Permit between three to six months: 1,500 Thai Baht. Thai Work Permit longer between six to 12 months: 3,000 Thai Baht.
Tourists are not allowed to work in Thailand. If they want to, they need to have their visa changed into a Non-Immigrant B Visa. This visa is typically the one issued to foreigners so they could engage in business or employment purposes inside Thailand. It comes on 90-day single entry, or on 1-year multiple entry.
Since the cancellation of the visa effectively makes you having to leave the country on the same day, it is important to apply for an extension of stay right after the previous step. The extension will allow you to stay in Thailand for additional seven days.
If a foreigner leaves a job for whatever reason, they need to hand back the work permit to the labour department and the visa that goes with that work permit becomes invalid. You then have to leave the country to obtain a new visa at a Thai embassy or consulate in the neighbouring countries.