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Chaninat & Leeds
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FAQ - Work Permit

Application Materials and Considerations: Documents required to apply for a work permit include: o (1) a valid passport (2) proper documentation stating the applicants qualification for employment. In most cases this would consist of a copy of the applicants highest educational degree and sometimes letters from previous employers. (3) A special medical form used for work permits available at most clinics throughout Thailand. (4) Three 5x6 cm photographs (5) A chart displaying the position of the applicant as well as all other employees in the company. (6) Copies of the company's certificate and a list of shareholders. (7) A copy of the company's VAT certificate or registration application if the certificate has yet to be issued. (8) A letter from the employer which describes the need and reason for employing an alien. (9) A non immigrant visa or residence permit.

The Labor Department will consider the company's capital and the salary of the applicant in deciding to issue a work permit. In most cases, companies are required to have capital of at least 2,00,000 baht.

Applicants who are married to a Thai spouse (especially for 2 years or more or if a child has been born) may be given special consideration. If the Labor Department has decided that job of the applicant could be done by a Thai national, then a work permit will not be granted. Conditions may be imposed by the Labor Department in regard to work permits. These conditions are left to the discretion of the Labor Department and may include the number of Thai employees required in the company sponsoring the work permit and the types of work and location of work to be performed by the foreign person.

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