New Alien Workers Law

The primary Thai laws and ordinances governing “aliens”, or non-Thai nationals, working in Thailand are the Alien Workers Act, B.E. 2551 (“Alien Workers Act”) and the Royal Ordinance on Bringing Alien Workers to Work with an Employer in the Kingdom …

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Thailand’s New E-Work Permits Bring An End To Blue Books

By Piyawannee Watanasakolpunt and Suthasinee Neamsum Foreigners employed in Thailand are required to obtain an appropriate visa as well as a work permit.  Work permits are issued by the Ministry of Labor and take the form of a small, passport sized …

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Thai Immigration Cracks Down on Visa Overstays

Foreigners who stay in Thailand beyond the period prescribed in their d visas may now effectively be “blacklisted” from re-entering Thailand either temporarily or permanently, depending on the length of their overstay and whether the overstay is voluntarily admitted to …

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Urgent Work Permits – FAQ

When do I require a Work Permit? Any foreigner working in Thailand must have a work permit, and the definition of work is extremely broad. Work is defined as "engaging in work by exerting energy or using knowledge whether or …

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Work Permit and Visa Rules in Thailand

Overview Work permits, visas and the relationship between the two are a source of considerable consternation and confusion for investors and other foreign business people in Thailand. The process of obtaining a work permit and a long-stay visa is complicated …

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New Criteria for Granting Work Permits

The Director General of the Department of Employment in the Ministry of Labour (DOE) has issued a notification setting out revised criteria for labour officials to consider when issuing work permits under the Alien Work Permit Act B.E. 2551 (2008) …

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