Magna Carta Law Firm offer Thailand Work Permit Application Services to help you work legally in Thailand. Our team can help you by assessing your qualifications, checking and submitting all the relevant documents to the Thailand Labor Department on your behalf.
Under Thai law, all foreigners wishing to work in Thailand must hold a valid work permit issued by the Ministry of Labor. A Work Permit defines the locality, length of time permitted to work, category or nature of work, and the employer details.
Many foreigners will try to work in Thailand without a valid permit. We certainly do not recommend this as it consequently constitutes a criminal offense and penalties are quite severe. Failure to comply with Thailand’s Employment regulations is punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. As a result, the Royal Thai Immigration Police will usually deport such foreigners.
Securing a work permit is a complex procedure where strict guidance applies. Therefore, you need to consult with a lawyer to assess if you are eligible to apply under Thai law to apply.
The first step in the application process is to obtain the correct visa. In most cases, the applicant needs to apply for a Non-Immigrant Type “B” Visa. The application for this type of visa begins in the applicant’s home country or in any of Thailand’s neighboring countries. This will then allow the applicant to stay in Thailand for the first 90 days.
The 90-day period shall give enough time for the permit application to take place. It is valid for up to one year and is then renewable yearly.