From time to time it does make the press when a foreigner or a few of them are caught and arrested in Thailand for working without a work permit. Working illegally has many issues for both the employer and employee in Thailand. We have listed the current penalties for working illegally in Thailand.Continue reading
One of the most common questions about applying for a work permit in Thailand has been what type of visa must you have in order to apply for a work permit in Thailand. We have listed the most common issue with regard to the Thai visa and work permit rules in Thailand.Continue reading
If you are a foreign journalist going to or wanting to work in Thailand then there are a few basic rules which you need to meet. The requirements for a work permit in Thailand for a foreign journalist is listed as follows by the Foreign Correspondents Club in Thailand. Note what needs to be applied for and also the procedure as it is not the same as other work permits.Continue reading
The Thai government fees for a work permit in Thailand varies according to the length of time of the work permit. Most work permits in Thailand tend to be 1 year work permits as it is normally based on the length of the contract. Most employment contracts in Thailand are 12 month contracts hence the work permit will be as long as the contract is for. If you have a 3 year contract the government fees with be for a 3 year work permit.
The following are the basic documents that you will need for a work permit in Thailand. You will note that we have already listed prohibited occupations in Thailand and being a barman or farmer is on there. As for being a DJ that would be mainly large hotels who do employ short term (3 month) DJ's from time to time but it is few and very far between. Also note that we listed the requirements for a work permit being the basic and not the full list of documents needed. Work permit rules do change in Thailand so check for any updates with a lawyer in Thailand.