Thailand Work Permit, Work in Thailand, non-immigrant visa
Monday, 17 October 2011 10:28
Obtaining a Thai work permit in Thailand is perhaps the most convenient and most rewarding way for the enchanted visitor to enjoy the countryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s many promising attractions while immersing into the exotic and opulent Thai culture without worrying much about a Thai visa or time.
Thai work permit allows you to work and operate business in Thailand as a skilled professional or even as an employer. The work permit is required in order to be able to work legally in the Kingdom of Thailand. Working without a Thai work permit might cause severe consequences. A foreigner, who is arrested for working without work permit, will be punished with a fine or imprisonment.
In general, the success of a work permit application depends on the hiring companyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s registered capitalization.
- Thai Business Entities who want to apply their foreign employee for work permits must have at least two million baht fully paid-up registered capitalization.
- Foreign Business Entities who had operated their business in Thailand can apply their employees for work permit if they bring at least three million baht per employee into the country.
The entities above may be granted to maximum 10 work permit per active entities. However, the BOI-promoted company is an exception from the regulations above. Thailand Board of Investment is authorized to grant the promoted companies special right concerning the issuance of work permit and visa for the foreign employee working on those projects. The promoted companies might be increased in the number of work permits and visas that company would normally qualify for.
Before you can apply or be issued with a work permit you must have a non-immigrant visa first. This is required to apply for a Thai work permit in the Kingdom. Ideally, it should be acquired prior to your arrival in Thailand. We can assist you in obtaining it in your home country or in country close to Thailand. In addition, we can help you convert a tourist visa to a non-immigrant visa without leaving Thailand but it can take up to 1 or 2 months for this conversion process.
Step 1 : Obtaining a Non-Immigrant Visa
Requirements for getting a non-immigrant visa outside the country:
Ã‚Â· The applicant has been offered a job or starts a Thai company to employ himself/herself
Ã‚Â· The company requests that the applicant be given a non-immigrant visa so the company may apply for a Thai work permit for him/her
Ã‚Â· The company knows the person to be dependable, upstanding, and law abiding and that they will respect the laws and customs of the Kingdom of Thailand.
You should apply for this visa within 30 days before you plan to depart your country. The Consulate or consular officer will ask for copies of the registration documents and financial statements from the company.