Thailand Foreign Employment Act


Thailand Foreign Employment Act #2

Rates of fees for foreign employment documents

(1) Work permit each year 1,000 Baht each
(2) Renewal of a permit or extension of working period each year 1,000 Baht each
(3) Permit substitute 300 Baht each
(4) Permission for changing work or locality or place of work 500 Baht each
Certified correct translation (Taksapol Chiemwichitra) Office of the Council of State

Prohibited occupations for foreigners in Thailand

Under Thai Law foreigners are prohibited to engage in any of the following occupations.

  1. Manual work
  2. Work in agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry or fishery excluding specialized work in each particular branch or farm supervision
  3. Bricklaying, carpentry or other construction works
  4. Wood carving
  5. Driving mechanically propelled carried or driving non-mechanically-propelled vehicle, excluding international aircraft piloting
  6. Shop attendance
  7. Auction
  8. Supervising, auditing or giving service in accountancy excluding internal auditing on occasions
  9. Cutting or polishing jewelry
  10. Haircutting, hairdressing or beauty treatment
  11. Cloth weaving by hand
  12. Weaving of mate or making products from reeds, rattan, hemp, straw or bamboo pellicle
  13. Making of Sa paper by hand
  14. Lacquer ware making
  15. Making of Thai musical instrument
  16. Niello ware making
  17. Making of products from gold, silver or gold-copper alloy
  18. Bronze ware making
  19. Making of Thai dolls
  20. Making of mattress or quilt blanket
  21. Alms bowls casting
  22. Making of silk products by hand
  23. Casting of Buddha images
  24. Knife making
  25. Making of paper of cloth umbrella
  26. Shoe making
  27. Hat Making
  28. Brokerage or agency excluding brokerage or agency in international trade business
  29. Engineering work in civil engineering branch concerning designing and calculation, organization, research, planning, testing, construction supervision or advising excluding specialized work
  30. Architectural work concerning designing, drawing of plan, estimating, construction directing or advising
  31. Garments making
  32. Pottery or ceramic ware making
  33. Cigarette making by hand
  34. Guide or conducting sightseeing tours
  35. Street Vending
  36. Type setting of Thai characters by hand
  37. Drawing and twisting silk-thread by hand
  38. Office or secretarial work
  39. Legal or lawsuit services

Source: Alien Occupational Control Division, Department of Employment Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.


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