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 permit was materially damaged:

  1. Completed Form W.P.4
  2. Original Work Permit and a copy
  3. Size 3×4 cm photos taken within 6 months, 3 pieces
  4. Power of Attorney made by the applicant with affixed Baht 10 duty stamp together with a copy of grantee’s ID card.

In case the work permit got lost:

  1. Completed Form W.P.4
  2. Police Report
  3. Size 3×4 cm photos taken within 6 months, 3 pieces
  4. Applicant’s Passport and a copy or Certificate of Permanent Residence and Certificate of Alien with a copy
  5. A copy of Work Permit (if any)
  6. Power of Attorney made by the applicant with affixed Baht 10 duty stamp together with a copy of grantee’s ID card.

After the application is completed, the foreigner can get a substitute work permit within 3 working days.

In the event of damaged or lost work permit, foreigners can seek the help of their employer or hire a Thai Lawyer to get a substitute work permit. We at ThailandWorkPermit can help foreigners apply for a substitute work permit, extend the work permit validity and visa.

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