Foreigners wanting to work in Thailand will need to GET a Non-B visa with a valid work permit. In order to apply for the Non-B visa, here are the documents needed:
- Copy of valid Work Permit / WP3 letter from Ministry of Labor, Thailand. The company in Thailand is required to submit an application Form for WP3.
- Letter of invitation or acceptance from the concerned companies/ organizations
- Letter from applicant’s company indicating the applicant’s position, length of employment, salary, purpose of visit(s) to Thailand and length of stay in Thailand.
- Corporate documents of associated partners/ companies in Thailand such as:
- Business registration
- Business license
- List of shareholders
- And the company profile.
IF YOU’D LIKE To teach at a Thai school or AN international school. HERE are the documents YOU WILL need to GET YOUR Non-B visa:
- Copy of valid Work Permit / WP3 letter from Ministry of Labor, Thailand. So the company you will work within Thailand will need to submit an application Form for WP3. These applications will need to be submitted to the Office of Foreign Workers Administration, Department of Employment, Ministry of Labor.
- An original letter of acceptance from an institute school in Thailand.
- Evidence of educational qualification such as a copy of diplomas/teaching certification or copies of the transcript.
- A copy of school (in Thailand) license or business registration, list of shareholders and school profile.
- Your Resume
- An original letter of verification stating that the applicant has no criminal record/ background check. Your verification has to be valid for not more than 3 months and must be issued from a state or Federal Bureau of Investigation only. Online criminal record without authorizer’s signature is unacceptable)
- If you’re going to teach at international schools, not listed as recognized International Schools, a copy of the letter of approval from the Office of the Private Education Commission will be needed.
Work Permits & Why You Need Them To Work In Thailand
What You Can and Can’t Do
If you have a Non-B visa and a work permit, there are specific requirements tied to the legality of your working status. Here are some of the most asked questions we get:
Q: Can I work at several different places with one work permit from a different company?
A: Your work permit is tied to the specific job it was given to you for.
Q: Can I work anywhere in Thailand if I have a work permit for a specific city?
A: No, your work permit is tied to the job it was granted for and the city it is listed in.
Q: During the renewal of my work permit, once it’s expired, can I still work?
A: You won’t be able to work with an expired work permit until the application process for a new work permit is approved.
Q: Can I have one work permit with one title and work for a different role?
A: No, your work permit is valid for the role it was issued for.
While there are a lot of things you should know about working in Thailand, these are what our customers often have issues with the most. If you have any questions or need advice, please feel free to drop us a message in the chatbox below. We believe that sometimes it’s nice to have someone you can contact for this type of information.