Transferring Work Permits From a BOI Company to Another

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We have clients having trouble transferring work permits from a BOI company to another all the time. You think the HR in both companies know what they are doing. The truth is your old employer’s HR usually does not care about your transition. You are leaving their company and it is your business how you do transferring work permits from a BOI company to another correctly.

Read below, the steps of transferring work permits from a BOI company to another BOI company. Better yet, contact our experts at to handle it for you hassle-free. However, you need to make sure you have at least 1 month left in your current visa before starting the following steps.

Step 1. Get approval for the new position

Your new employer needs to get an approval from the BOI for the new position that you are going to take on. It takes 3-5 business days for their consideration. However, you may want to give more days here, just in case your new position is not a straight forward one.

Step 2. The current employer processes the advance cancellation of your current work permit and long-term visa with the BOI.

This step is very crucial because you need to make sure your current employer chooses your last day of work that allows enough time for the new employer to do steps 3 and 4.

Step 3. The new employer gets an approval to fill the expat into the position approved from step 1.

This step takes about 5 – 7 business days and can be done only after step 2.

Step 4. The new employer makes the appointment with the BOI for the pick up of the new digital work permit and extend your visa

This may take a few or many days depending on the number of cases the BOI has at the time.

Step 5. On the appointment day

You will take the old work permit to return at the BOI’s One Stop Service Center, pick up your new work permit and extend your Permit of Stay (visa) by 1-2 years, depending on his position and type of business. Make sure to dress in a business attire.

Our ThailandWorkPermit experts can assist in transferring work permits from a BOI company to another with our 24 years’ experience. Contact us if you have any questions. We will always have many solutions for your different work permit needs.

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