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THAILAND – Temporary Visa-Waivers Announced

November 20, 2023

Thailand has extended visa-waivers to citizens of India and Taiwan on a temporary basis. Beginning on 10 November, passport holders from both India and Taiwan can now stay in Thailand for tourism purposes for up to 30 days without obtaining a visa.

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THAILAND: Relaxation of Rules for Landlords

June 22, 2020

Effective 30 June 2020, heads of household, property owners, landlords and hotel managers accommodating foreign nationals on a temporary basis are no longer required to submit a TM.30 form (‘Landlord Notification Receipt’) every time a foreign national stays at their premises, as currently.

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THAILAND: Faster Processing of Certain Pre-Work Permit Approval Applications

October 23, 2019

Companies which are eligible for expedited work permit processing at the One-Stop Service Centre (OSSC) in Thailand can now also submit pre-work permit approval (PWPA) applications at the OSSC.

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THAILAND: Work Permit Applicants Now Required to Submit Medical Certificate [UPDATED 14 Oct 2019]

October 14, 2019

All work permit applications in Thailand must be supported by a medical certificate, according to an Employment Department regulation issued on 16 August 2019.

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THAILAND: More Stringent Rules for Landlords

August 15, 2019

A Landlord Notification Receipt must be completed by the landlord of a property and submitted to the immigration authorities to report a foreign national staying at their premises.

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THAILAND: Single Window System for Work Permits and Visas Implemented Early

August 14, 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 initial and renewal work permit and visa applications.

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THAILAND: Recent Amendments to Foreign Employee Rules

June 11, 2018

Effective 28 March 2018, the Thai Emergency Decree on Managing the Work of Foreign nationals (No. 2) B.E. 2561 (2018) introduced some important changes to the immigration and employment rules for foreign nationals.

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THAILAND: Four-Year SMART Visa for Top Talent Now Available

February 2, 2018

Effective 1st 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 four years (non-immigrant visas are usually valid for up to one year only) for qualifying […]

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THAILAND: New Online System Launched for Work Permits and Visas

October 9, 2017

Effective October 2017, Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI), alongside the Immigration Bureau (IMM) and the Department of Employment (DOE), has launched a new online system for streamlined initial and renewal work permit and visa applications. The so-called Single Window System will replace the current hardcopy work permit booklet with a new digital work permit, allow […]

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THAILAND: New Strategic Talent Centre Supports Companies Hiring Foreign Specialists

September 22, 2017

Effective 3rd July 2017, the Thai Board of Investment (BOI) has established a new Strategic Talent Centre (STC) to help Thai and foreign companies that are seeking to recruit highly skilled Thai and foreign specialists in the fields of science and technology to support their businesses in Thailand. The STC is available to all private […]

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