3 Steps to Get Work Permit and Job in Thailand

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3 Steps to Get Work Permit and Job in Thailand Photo by Yogesh Verma

The land of Thailand is a great opportunity to begin your career. While there are certain documents and procedures that you will have to undergo before you can travel to Thailand for work, if done correctly, you will be working in the land of many opportunities within a few days. In this article, we give you the perfect 3 steps to get a work permit and job in Thailand.

Step 1: Find the Perfect Job

There are several job opportunities that are available in the country of Thailand. The jobs that are most in demand are for teachers in a foreign language, especially for the English language. Other jobs that are in demand include those available in the hotel industry for chefs, managers as well as for musicians, guest relations and in the media industry as actors or even journalists.

If you are looking for a job, you can always check out the online portals for several job offers. Once you select and apply for the job, you can wait for approval before you start with the procedure to apply for the Employment Visa Thailand. This visa is needed to first travel to the country of Thailand where you will need to apply for a work permit.

Step 2: Submit the Necessary Documents

The documents for the Employment Visa Thailand include the follows:

• Employment Visa Thailand application form filled.
• Passport that is valid for more than 6 months and a copy of it.
• Photographs of the applicant
• Documents from the company include:
o Invitation letter containing details of the applicant
o Contract of the employment with details
o Company details which include, registration, list of shareholders, latest balance sheet, registration VAT, list of the foreign employees in the company and the map indicating the location.

Normally the process for an Employment Visa to Thailand does not take more than a few days. Once you have received the visa, you must travel to the country as soon as possible and apply for a work permit.

Step 3: Applying for a Work Permit

You will need to apply for a work permit at the Ministry of Labor. The following documents will be required for the work permit:

• Application form with the job description
• Map of location
• Valid passport and visa
• Documents related to applicants educational qualifications
• Medical certificate from a Thailand hospital stating details of the applicant
• 6 photographs
• substitute of the applicant with a 10 baht stamp duty
• Copy of additional licenses.


Along with this, the company will also have to submit a set of documents. Normally this application takes around a full week to process. Once your application is approved, you can work as long as your work permit is valid. You work permit is normally valid in correspond with your employment visa. You can extend your visa to year once you have received your work permit.

Author's Profile

Yogesh Verma is an employee of Cox and Kings Global Services. He has researched extensively on the topics of getting an Employment Visa to Thailand and wishes to ensure that travelers to this country are well aware of it before they make their way to Thailand.


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