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November 25, 2011

Alien Working Act Strictly Mandates Work Permits for Foreigners in Thailand

The BigChilli

The Alien Working Act strictly states the need for foreigners to obtain a work permit for all types of work they do in Thailand—even for short meetings or volunteer work. The November 2011 issue of The BigChilli magazine cites Tilleke & Gibbins’ advice on the specific working conditions that require a work permit, the penalties for noncompliance, and the increased enforcement of this law. The update was based on the recent Bangkok Post article “Foreigners Beware: Penalties for Working Without a Permit May Be Dire,” written by Penrurk Phetmani and Waewpen Piemwichai, Attorneys-at-Law in the Tilleke & Gibbins Corporate Services team.