Visas and border crossings forum
Turning a Thai tourist visa into a Thai work visa?
5th November, 2012
I'm a U.S. citizen currently in Thailand on a 60 day tourist visa that I obtained before entering the country. I've been offered a job in Thailand and I understand that it is supposed to be illegal to take up any form of paid work while here as a 'tourist'. Is there some way for me to get a non-immigrant work visa without first returning to the U.S.?
#1 Posted: 27/3/2013 - 10:12
Depending on where in Thailand you are, go to the nearest Thai embassy/consulate. I got mine in Vientiane, Laos. Bring supporting documents e.g. letter of employment offer and company registration. Read requirements for Non-Immigrant-B visa here: http://vientiane.thaiembassy.org/vientiane/en/consular/consular_check
Once you have this you need a work permit which you get from the Ministry of Labor. See http://www.thailandlaw.org/work-permit-in-thailand
#2 Posted: 27/3/2013 - 20:49
16th February, 2012
First make sure that your potential employee is in fact willing to support the paperwork for that work-visa. many are not.
#3 Posted: 29/3/2013 - 08:15
Add your reply
You need to be logged in to add a reply.
Not a member? you can join here.
|Possibly related discussions||Replies||Views||Latest reply|
|Thai Work Visa in Jakarta ...||1||2097||28 Jan 2009|
|Thai Tourist Visa - Do I Need One & How To Get It? ...||0||3947||23 Oct 2010|
|Thai tourist visa ...||6||2299||13 Feb 2012|
|thai tourist visa ...||1||2209||5 Aug 2011|
|Thai Tourist Visa Extension ...||4||3053||11 Nov 2010|
|Some help with Thai Tourist Visa from Australia please. ...||3||2794||8 Sep 2010|
|How far in advance can i get a Thai Tourist Visa? ...||1||4321||28 May 2010|
|Price for Thai Tourist Visa ...||4||8875||30 Sep 2011|
|thai tourist visa in penang ...||3||1979||5 Dec 2011|
|Requirements in Beijing for a Thai Tourist Visa, the same everywhere else? ...||5||3951||1 Aug 2012|