Thailand – Work Permit Applicants Now Required to Submit Medical Certificate

Posted on August 26, 2019

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… Read more »

Thailand – Single Window system for work permits and visas implemented early

Posted on August 23, 2018

Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) now requires BOI-promoted companies applying for work permits or long-term visas at the Bangkok One-Stop Service Centre (OSSC), or in Chiang Mai or Phuket, to submit applications via its new Single Window online system for streamlined… Read more »

Thailand – Changes to Work Permit Applications Filed at the Employment Department

Posted on February 19, 2018

  Foreign nationals filing work permit applications directly with the Employment Department in Thailand must be aware of changes that have been made effective immediately.  Applications filed at the One Stop Service Center have not been effected. Foreign employees entering… Read more »

Thailand – Four-Year SMART Visa for Top Talent Now Available

Posted on February 2, 2018

Effective 1 February 2018, the Thai Board of Investment has introduced the previously-announced SMART Visa for highly-skilled foreign workers and investors in certain industries. What are the Benefits of the SMART Visa? The SMART Visa is valid for up to… Read more »

Thailand – New Online System Launched

Posted on October 4, 2017

  The Board of Investment (BOI) launched a new online visa system, called the Single Window for Visa and Work Permit System, for BOI registered companies to ease the visa application process for visas, work permits, and renewals. Once an… Read more »

Thailand – Notification of Work Permit Cancellation

Posted on August 28, 2017

Companies must now file a cancellation notification to the Registrar within seven calendar days (5 business days) of cancelling a foreign nationals Work Permit. This requirement was previously in effect but it is now mandatory and noncompliance of the employer… Read more »

Thailand – Additional Scrutiny on Visa Extensions

Posted on August 28, 2017

Thailand – Additional Scrutiny on Visa Extensions Companies extending their foreign employee visas are finding it more difficult in the regular process as authorities have become stricter, as well as further scrutinizing of the required documents. Though no official announcement… Read more »

Thailand – New measures for filing at the One-Stop Service Center

Posted on October 13, 2016

The One-Stop Service Center (OSSC) in Thailand was established to make the processing of visas and work permits for qualified foreign investors, experts, and correspondents, including their family members, simpler.  Visas and work permits for these categories are typically issued… Read more »

Thailand – Processing Times Reduced for Work Permits

Posted on June 3, 2016

The current processing time for pre-work permit approval letters is three to seven business days.  However, applicants with this type of work permit will see a reduced processing time now, of three to four business days.  The reduced processing time… Read more »

THAILAND – Foreign Nations Required to Submit New Form on Certain Applications

Posted on April 15, 2016

Foreign nationals are now required to provide additional personal details when submitting the new form known as the “Record of Foreign Immigration” for several applications. Foreign nationals who are applying for re-entry permits, visa extensions or when reporting stays exceeding… Read more »