The Foreign Working Act of 2008 requires all foreigners working in Thailand to obtain a work permit prior to starting work in the Kingdom. The Work Permit is the document that determines a foreign employee’s nature of work, length of employment, and some of his basic information like who’s he working for or where is he staying at.
For a regular position, a work permit will be issued for one year, but for an executive position or experts, a work permit will be issued for two years. A work permit must be renewed before its expiry date or it will lapse.
Prohibited Types of Work
The Thai government categorized jobs to determine which are ok and which are not for foreigners who wanted to work inside the country. They worry that foreigners will grab the jobs away from the locals, and so they deemed some jobs as exclusive for the thai people only.
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