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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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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

In our previous article, we talked about the Thailand Urgent Work Permit. This UWP can be granted in certain situations when a foreign expert or consultant is required to come and provide a service to a company in Thailand for specific matter for not more than 15 business days. As prescribed by the Department of Employment, Thailand UWP can also be granted to necessary or ad-hoc works as follows: Organizing or setting up conferences, trainings, seminars, exhibitions or trade fairsConducting special academic lecturesAviation superintendentOccasional internal auditFollow-up and resolve technical issueQuality control of products, goods or products, goods quality inspectionInspection or improvement of production processMachinery and electric generator equipment system inspection or maintenanceMachinery maintenance and installationElectric train technicianAircraft or aircraft equipment...
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Thailand Urgent Work Permit (UWP)

Normally, a Thailand Work Permit is issued to foreign employees for a one-year period or less depending on the official’s consideration. In the case of foreign employees of BOI companies, work permits may be valid up to 2 years depending on a few factors. But what if the company would just want to hire a foreign national for a few days? In this article, we discuss about the urgent work permit. Urgent work permit or UWP can be granted in certain situations when a foreign expert or consultant is required to come and provide a service to a company in Thailand for specific matter for not more than 15 business days. The job nature must require an immediate attention that...
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What Happens When a Foreigner Overstayed His Visa in Thailand?

For whatever reason and a foreigner was not able to extend his/her permit of stay in Thailand in time, he has already overstayed his visa and he will have to pay a penalty and in worst case, he may be put in a Thai Immigration cell before the officers deport him from Thailand. This is in accordance with the Immigration Act, B.E 2522 whereas the Immigration Bureau regulates the penalties for violators. The penalty for overstaying a visa in Thailand is THB 500 per day or maximum penalty of THB 20,000 even if the foreigner overstayed more than 40 days. Hence, when he is leaving Thailand after he has overstayed his visa, he will have to pay for the fine...
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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

In this post, we talk about getting a work permit for Foreigners working in a branch office in Thailand. Foreigners can use their existing company overseas to operate as a branch office, instead of registering a new Thai limited company, provided that it has obtained a Foreign Business License from the Department of Business Development, Ministry of Commerce, to operate the permitted businesses here. The rule is different to get a work permit for foreigners working in a branch office in Thailand from normal Thai limited companies. Thailand Foreign Business Law requires the head office to send to its branch office at least THB 3 million minimum capital per business type. For instance, if the branch would be doing retail...
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Work Permit for Foreigners Working in a Representative Office in Thailand

One of the great advantage of setting up a Representative Office in Thailand is that it has less restrictions in obtaining a work permit for a foreigner. Unlike in a Thai limited company whereas the standard ratio is 1 foreigner to 4 Thai employees, the ratio for a Representative Office is 1 foreigner to 1 Thai employee. A Representative Office can be granted up to 3 work permits depending on it characteristics and scope of activities in Thailand as below: To give advice in various fields related to goods or services distributed or rendered by the Head Office to the distributors or consumers, propagate information about the new products and services of the Head Office or providing reports to the...
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When an Expat Could Not Come Back to Extend His Thailand Work Permit

In normal circumstances, when an expat holding an extended non-B visa with validity longer than his work permit travelled out of Thailand but was not able to come back to extend his work permit before the deadline, his visa should already have expired at the same time his work permit expired. When he comes back to Thailand with his re-entry permit, the Immigration Officer will let him enter. The officer would not know that the visa has already expired. In this case, the expat needs to take his passport to the Immigration Office where he had his visa extended before in order to cancel its validity because the work permit has already expired. Then he will need to leave Thailand...
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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

Under the Treaty of Amity between Thailand and the USA, American businesses enjoy the benefit of operating their branch office in the kingdom or owning the majority shares in a Thai company to do most businesses that Thais can do. What about work permits for American businesses in Thailand? We have the answer for you. If the majority shares of your US company is owned by American citizens with more American officers/directors than other nationalities, you can apply for a Foreign Business Certificate to operate a branch office here. Even though you are covered under the Treaty of Amity and Economic Relations between the Kingdom of Thailand and the USA to be able to do the businesses like most Thais...
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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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Documents for BOI Work Permit

Regarding the documents for BOI work permit processing, we would like to start by assuming that your new employer is a BOI company and they already asked the BOI to approve your new position. If we are engaged to process a BOI work permit, here is what we will do. Once we have got the position approved by the BOI, we will prepare a visa package for the expat to take to a Thai embassy overseas to apply for his Non-immigrant B visa. Here is what we need from the expat; 1. Passport copy - Bio data page only 2. The address of the Thai embassy the expat plans to go apply for his visa (so that we can prepare...
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How to Change Your Visa to Non-B to Work in Thailand

Foreigners, you may be able to change your visa to Non-B to work in Thailand. This is available only to the people who entered the country with a Tourist or Transit Visa, or the ones who don’t need a visa and are permitted to stay here for 15, 30, or 90 days. The application to change your visa to Non-B to work in Thailand must be submitted at least 15 days before the expiration date of your permit of stay. If you are overstaying in Thailand, you may not apply. Make sure you have an education certificate or work experience certificate issued by your former employers. The certificate(s) must be in Thai or English. If it is in other languages,...
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Thailand Representative Office – Work Permit

For foreigners working for Thailand representative office, work permit rules are a little different. Normally if your employer is a Thai limited company, the company must have at least a registered and paid-up capital of Baht 2M and 4 Thai employees for each expat. The ratios are cut by half if the expat is married to a Thai national. For Thailand representative office, work permit of its expat manager needs 1 Thai employee only. So if it needs to sponsor 2 work permits, then it needs to hire 2 Thais. Sounds much better, right? How about the capital? Thailand Foreign Business Law does not require foreign companies to get a permit or license to set up their representative office in...
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Work Permit for a Dormant Company

How to get a work permit for a dormant company’s foreign employees? Some companies have not had staff and business activities for some time and they want to start their operation again. If their authorized director is an expat, he will need a work permit. For a dormant company, it is possible to get a Thailand work permit. However, it needs to have been filing its audited financial statements until the latest year. Our client asked ThailandWorkPermit.com how to get a work permit for a dormant company. Because currently they do not have employees, they want to know how long the Thai staff need to be employed before applying for a work permit. The answer is the company can write...
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Foreigners’ Minimum Salary for Thailand Work Permit

No matter what amount is really paid, the foreigners’ minimum salary for Thailand work permit has to be shown in the monthly employees withholding tax return (PND1) of the employing company. The Immigration Bureau needs to see the 3 latest months of PND1 showing the salary and the withheld income tax so they will extend the work visa for the expat. They expect to see the foreigners’ minimum salary for Thailand work permit as follows: THB 50,000 per month for expats from Western Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan, and USA;THB 45,000 per month for expats from South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong;THB 35,000 per month for expats from Eastern Europe, South America, Central America, Mexico, Turkey, Russia, South Africa and Asia (except the following...
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No Visa Needed With APEC Business Travel Card

Travelling for short business among 19 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries, there is no visa needed with APEC Business Travel Card. The card holder has to be citizen of the APEC participating economies under the conference of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation or APEC project. In Thailand, an APEC Business Travel Card can be applied by a Thai business person who is holding at least a manager position at a company which is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade of Thailand or the Federation of Thai Industries or the Thai Bankers Association. The applicant must not have been convicted in a criminal case or denied entry by any of the participating countries before. As of...
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Medical Certificate for Work Permit

To apply for a work permit in Thailand, you will need a medical certificate. There are hospitals that charge thousands of Baht for that piece of paper. We know clinics that issue one at Baht 500. These clinics use a finger prick blood test kit for syphilis. It takes only a few minutes to get the test result and 20 minutes for the doctor to issue the medical certificate for work permit. Apart from checking the blood for syphilis, the doctor will certify that you don’t have mental illness, leprosy, tuberculosis, drug addiction, alcoholism and elephantitus. Things to note for going to get a medical certificate: Take your passport with you. The doctor needs to verify that it is you...
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Thailand Work Permit for Branch Office of a Foreign Company

Experience more of our services in Thailand here https://msnagroup.com/ If you are an expat needing a Thailand work permit for Branch Office of a foreign company that you work for, our Thai lawyers are experts in this area. Normal Thai limited companies are subject to different rules, which are having THB 2M for getting a work permit and 4 Thai employees for extending the expat worker’s visa to one year. Thailand work permit for branch office of a foreign company requires the branch office to have a minimum capital set by Thailand Foreign Business Law of THB 3M each and just one Thai employee. What about a representative office? Yours are subject to the same rule as Thailand work permit...
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