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Thai Work Permit

If you are going to work in Thailand then you need to obtain a Thai work permit before you start employment. There is no such thing as a work visa.

This is normally a Thai business visa whoever this visa does not allow you to work in Thailand but only to apply for a work permit using the visa. The following would be needed if you apply for a work permit for your own company.

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Cancelling your Permit

Cancelling your PermitThis tends to be the most problematic part of work permits in Thailand. The rules have changed over the years to the point that it does cause terrible problems. These are the most common problems in Thailand and the rule changes 4 years back turned it into an even bigger nightmare.

Most work permit issues in Thailand tend to be where the person cannot get their passport back from the company they work for while they try and cancel the work permit. These are normally from salary disputes. Unlike the good old days you now need to complete a form.

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Cost of Thai Work Permit

Work Permit CostsThe cost of the work permit in Thailand will depend on how long the work permit is for and also if it is a new work permit of a renewal. See the costs listed below.You need to speak to a lawyer in Thailand about the cost of the permit. Below is the government fees for each type of work permit or renewal.

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Documents for Permit

Documents for Work PermitApplying for a work permit in Thailand depends on the type of employment you will be taking in Thailand. The documents needed as listed below would be for a ‘normal’ job. These are jobs such as such as in administration, computer programming or other professions short of journalism or teaching which has a different process as listed elsewhere on this website.

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Popular jobs in Thailand

Popular jobs in ThailandThe most popular jobs in Thailand tends to be teaching. The teaching profession in Thailand however has changed over the years. See this website for more details. Schools are looking for people with higher qualifications however the salaries over the past 10 years have remain pretty static. These jobs are however still very popular and in demand. The next level of employment tends to be those who are self-employed.

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Thailand Journalist Visa

Thailand Journalist VisaIf you are considering working as a foreign correspondent in Thailand or as a journalist then you will need a work permit to do this. For journalists it becomes a bit more complicated. The process below is what is required for the work permit and also the press credentials while in Thailand. The Foreign Correspondents Club in Thailand and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Media Online service).

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Thai Teacher’s License

Obtaining a Teacher's LicenseThe process can become very complicated as the rules change on a regular bases in Thailand. Speak to an attorney or your school about the latest changes in government policy. Note that in Thailand you also need a ‘Cultural Certificate’ when you wish to teach in Thailand. The following is what would normally be needed to apply for a teacher license in Thailand.

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