Effective August 19, 2019, all work permit applications must be supported by a medical certificate, according to an Employment Department regulation issued on August 16, 2019.

Previously, work permit applications submitted under the Board of Investment (BOI), Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) or the Petroleum Act did not require a medical certificate.

The medical certificate must be issued by a licensed medical doctor in Thailand, no longer than one month before the submission of the work permit application. It must state that the applicant is in good health and free from leprosy, tuberculosis, elephantiasis, syphilis stage III and drug or alcohol addiction.

It is recommended to use the template designated by the Employment Department.

Employers who may be affected are advised to contact an immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.