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.
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.
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.