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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
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