Not all foreigners can do any jobs they want in Thailand.
From 1 June 2020, the jobs forbidden to foreigners in Thailand are group in 3 lists:
List 1 contains the Jobs forbidden to foreigners and reserved for Thai nationals only. Some of the jobs that many expats want to do in Thailand are brokerage or agency, clerical or secretarial work and legal services. These are strictly the jobs forbidden to foreigners and they will never be able to get a work permit for. Some exception: Foreigners can be approved to get a work permit providing legal services in arbitration works or work relating to assisting or representing in the cases at arbitration level, provided the law governing the dispute under consideration by the arbitrators is not Thai.
List 2: Jobs in accounting, engineering and architecture fields, which are prohibited to foreigners but they are allowed when there are international agreements with Thailand or when Thailand is bound by laws.
List 3: Jobs that are prohibited but allowed to foreigners with skill or semi-skill who have employers (not working for themselves) You can see the details from the full three lists of jobs prohibited to foreigners here. Contact Thailand Work Permit experts by filling out our contact form now for any questions regarding your Thailand work permit solutions.