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Thailandworkpermit.com provides hassle free and reliable work permit services. We have been using their services for both new work permits and renewals and they have provided a very professional service.

– Vasuki, CEO, Probatus Co., Ltd.

At Handy International, we have been using Thai Lawyers Ltd. for our company’s work permits over 10 years. They have always been reliable and competent in their services. We are very happy to recommend them to our friends.

– Jay Ivancic, Regional Director – Asia, Handy International

We highly recommend Thai Lawyers Ltd. to foreigners wanting to do business in Thailand. They helped set up our company and factory and have been taking care of our work permits and accounting for 8 years now.

– Raimondas Lankas, CEO, RLC Reclycling Ltd.

Thai Lawyers Ltd. is fantastic. They always remind us in advance of the deadline, help to deal with the Thai government agencies and win. The speed of their response and consultation is surprising – 24 hours and you know everything!

– Evgeniy Zhukovets, CEO, Trizeri Ltd.

I would like to personally thank Natasha and her team at Thai Lawyers Ltd. for the services and guidance related to successfully securing my work permit and visa. The team is knowledgeable, courteous and professional in handling all matters related to the processing. I would highly recommend this firm for the promptness and delivery of service.

Anup Paul Thomas, Project Manager, Homatic Ltd.

We used Thai Lawyers Ltd to set up our BOI company and get my work permit. They are very responsive and the management is hands-on. We always get timely advice and great consultation. Highly recommended!

– Guillaume Charron, CEO, Windmaker Services Co., Ltd.

I highly recommend Natasha and her team at MSNA Group / Thai Lawyers Ltd. for their professionalism and diligence. Natasha is one of the most knowledgeable professionals in her field and she was able to successfully obtain several work permits for my team in a timely manner.

– David, Director

Whether for visa, work permits, financial bookkeeping, or just general legal advice MSNA Group and Thai Lawyers Ltd. have always been prompt and professional. They have a large number of English speaking people ready to assist. If my usual person is not available there is always a more than adequately qualified alternative who makes themselves available to assist.

– Ray Russell, Part Owner of Simply Sports Group.


Thailand Work permit

Whether you are interested in just getting Thailand work permit or setting up a new business, we will make it happen for you at very reasonable costs. We have a great team working with foreigners as a one-stop shop, from registering a company, getting foreign business license, work permit, work visa to accounting, audit and tax compliance.

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Thailand Work Permits for Russians

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Prohibited Diseases in Getting a Thai Work Permit

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Maternity Leave for Thailand Work Permit Holders

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Thailand Work Permit and Buying a Condo

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Non-Immigrant Visa “O” in Thailand

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Can Foreigners Be Denied to Enter Thailand?

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What to Do When Work Permit Got Damaged or Lost?

This article: foreigners having Thai Work Permit – things to know has interesting points including carrying the work permit with yourself or keeping it at the place of work while working ready at all times in case the officials come to visit and check. However, what happens if the work permit got damaged or lost? If the work permit holder had lost his work permit or got it damaged, he must apply for a substitute of work permit (Form W.P.4) within 15 days from the date that it was damaged or lost or before the work permit expires. Here are the required documents to be submitted to the Work Permit Committee of the Department of Employment: In case the work...
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Definition of Clerical or Secretarial Job prohibited for Foreigners

As per notification of the Ministry of Labour, clerical or secretarial job is prohibited for foreigners in Thailand. In this article, we define the scope of clerical and secretarial job for better understanding. Clerical job means any work involving shorthand writing, typing, teletyping, punching cards, tape punching, receiving and paying money, collecting money, computation of production costs, computation of wages and working hours, factotum (personal assistant), dispatch carrier, answering phone calls, taking in or sending out things, overseeing stock of goods, warehouse inventory, weighing, letter correspondence, accounting, general administration, receiving and sending documents and personnel, insurance, public relations, reception, booking travel tickets, library, filing documents, statistics, survey, enumeration, editing and coding, proofreading, printing, photocopying, copying documents, addressing documents and other...
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Urgent Works That Can Be Granted Urgent Work Permits

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Thailand Urgent Work Permit (UWP)

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What Happens When a Foreigner Overstayed His Visa in Thailand?

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Re-Entry Permit

Our clients ask this question about what a re-entry permit is all the time. A foreigner who is permitted to stay in Thailand, needs to get a re-entry permit before traveling outside the country so that upon his/her return, he can enter Thailand again on the same visa or permit of stay and can stay until the originally permitted period expires. If you do not get a re-entry permit before your departure from Thailand, it means your permit of stay or the extended permit of stay is finished once you leave the country. How to get a re-entry permit before departure from Thailand The foreigner can walk-in to apply at the Immigration office (and has to stay in line for...
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Work Permit for Foreigners Working in a Branch Office in Thailand

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Work Permit for Foreigners Working in a Representative Office in Thailand

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When an Expat Could Not Come Back to Extend His Thailand Work Permit

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Getting Digital Work Permit for an Indian BOI Specialist

We are proud to represent Indian clients to process their digital Work Permit as specialists working for BOI companies. We are grateful for their business. Here is one client who recently picked up his digital work permit with our Thai Lawyers team. Let's hear what he had to say about us. (He gave us permission to post his testimonial and picture. Thank you Sir!) "I got my Thailand Work Permit through Thai Lawyers Ltd. This company was extremely professional with me and no matter what issues came up, they were able to handle it. They kept communicating with me on a daily basis and always assured me that everything was fine. Also, they stuck to timings and their employees that met with me in person...
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Work Permits for American Businesses in Thailand

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BOI Work Permit for a Content Marketing Manager

When you apply for a work permit with a BOI company as a Content Marketing Manager, you will need to give a brief description of the duty and responsibilities of a Content Marketing Manager to the BOI single window system. The responsibilities are something like: Develop a content strategy for the projects and ensure the implementation of the strategy.Manage the daily activities of the project's content team composed of writers, graphic designers, videographers, and other professionals.Help drive all marketing initiatives for the project and make sure the project’s priorities and most important news are always being covered and promoted. The BOI officer will most likely need to see the evidence showing you have at least 5 years’ experience in the...
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Thailand Work Permit With an Education Visa

Foreigners wonder if they can get Thailand work permit with an education visa.  This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to study or do internship in Thailand. It is Non-Immigrant Visa Category “ED”. Thailand work permit with an education visa is not allowed. How will you get a work permit if you are already in Thailand on that visa? Work permits are issued to people who have a non-immigrant “B” visa. What to do if you get a job when you are in the country with other kinds of visa? For some types of visa, you may read here for how to change your visa to Non-B to work in Thailand. For Non-ED type visa holders, you...
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