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    Cost or working permit ?

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    My wife own a restaurant in Khon Kaen, if i want to help her and work with her how much the working permit will cost please ?


    Thanks Mates !

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    Just work for her and stay in the background.

    google is your friend.

    ttps://www.google.co.th/search?q=work+permit+thailand+cost&rlz=1C1RUCY_enT H690TH690&oq=work+permits+thailand&aqs=chrome.2.69 i57j69i59j0l4.12096j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chico View Post


    Thanks Chico, i forgot to mention that i would like to know the cost for my wife who own the business to hire me excepted the salary of course. It's just a medium size western restaurant with 12 tables and i will be the only foreign. I would like just help in the Kitchen, i won't do that to earn money.


    Thanks again if someone can share his experiences, it's better than Google sometimes

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    You cant work in the restaurant service trade at all. Its that simple. Your wife cant hire you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    You cant work in the restaurant service trade at all. Its that simple. Your wife cant hire you.


    I know some foreigners who works legally in a restaurant...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubois
    I know some foreigners who works legally in a restaurant...
    Then ask them...

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    A farang near me used to work in his supermarket in the evenings. Never had a work permit and was very unlikely he'd be visited by immigration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    A farang near me used to work in his supermarket in the evenings. Never had a work permit and was very unlikely he'd be visited by immigration.


    I will not take this risk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubois
    I will not take this risk...
    Risk? As a first timer, I'd imagine you'd just get a warning if caught. Have you done work on your house? If so, why take the risk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    You cant work in the restaurant service trade at all. Its that simple. Your wife cant hire you.

    For someone that's an old hand, you know shit.

    I'm slightly embarrassed for you, P....



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    Prohibited Occupations in Thailand



    Foreigners are allowed to work in Thailand if you have a valid visa, a work permit and are employed with an occupation that does not violate the Alien Employment Act. If you are a foreigner and you intend to work in Thailand, you are subject to the Alien Employment Act, which requires you to have a work permit to be issued by the Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour, or unless it falls within an exception of the said Act.

    According to Thai law, foreigners can work in the country but factors such as the national security, as well as the need of alien labour for the development of the country are being considered. Thai nationals are still to be given priority.
    Listed below are the businesses that are prohibited to foreigners:
    The Alien Business Law (N.E.C. Announcement 281). Business activities falling in categories A & B are generally closed to foreigners. Under category C you must obtain a permit prior to commencing business. Businesses outside these categories are exempt. The Ministry of Commerce will also help applications of non trading offices.
    Category A:
    1. Agriculture: rice farming; salt farming.
    2. Commercial Business: Internal trade in local agriculture products, Land trade.
    3. Service business: Accounting, farming animals, architecture, advertising, brokerage, auctioning, Barber, hair dressing & beautician. Building industry.
    Category B.
    1. Agriculture Business: orchids, cultivation, animal husbandry including silk worm raising, timbering, fishing.
    2. Industrial & Handicraft: Rice milling, Flour making, sugar, alcohol & non alcohol drinks, Ice cream, Pharmaceutical manufacturing, cold storage, timber, gold, silver and inlaid stone, wood carving, lacquer-ware, match making, cement etc, Dynamiting rocks, Manufacturing garments & shoes, Printing, newspaper publishing, silk weaving or silk printing, manufacture of finished products in silk.
    3. Commercial: all retailing not in category C. Or trading not in Category C, selling food an drinks, trading of antiques & fine arts.
    4. Service Industry: Tour agency, Hotels except Hotel management, photography, laundering, dress making and service jobs.
    5. Land, water & i.e. Transport.
    Category C.
    You are allowed to do the following:
    Exporting, all wholesale trades not in A & B. retiling machinery, equipment & tools, selling food, beverages that promote tourism. Industrial & handicraft Business: manufacturing animal feeds, vegetable oil extraction, textile manufacturing, dyeing, fabric printing, glass ware manufacturing, making plates and bowls, stationary & printing paper, rock salt mining, mining.
    In the category, you have to apply for a work permit in order to do business legally in Thailand.

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    AO You're wrong there are many foreign Chefs working in the hotel and restaurant trade, though I doubt very much the OP would get a work permit, I believe it depends on the revenue and how many people work for the establishment etc.

    Being Manual Labour without the skills would be impossible, best to work in the back, and keep it quiet

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    4. Service Industry: Tour agency, Hotels except Hotel management, photography, laundering, dress making and service jobs.
    would a "Head Chef" be considered "Management"?

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    Do farang tourist police need a work permit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubois View Post
    Hi,
    My wife own a restaurant in Khon Kaen, if i want to help her and work with her how much the working permit will cost please ?
    Thanks Mates !
    The cost of work permits depends on how long they are valid. As far as I know, the following rates apply:

    Less than 3 months: 750 baht
    From 3 to 6 months: 1500 baht
    From 6 months to one year: 3000 baht

    Ministry of Labour website:
    http://www.mol.go.th/employee/permission_work
    http://www.mol.go.th/employee/rate_free

    To be certain of the price and if you can get a work permit for the job, ask at the local Labour Department office.

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    boys I do realize there are foreign chefs, that was my first work permit. But helping out behind the counter in the wifes place is not really the same is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme
    For someone that's an old hand, you know shit. I'm slightly embarrassed for you, P....
    Did that quote make you feel needed Jeff? At least you wrote it in English.

    Lets see how it plays out.

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    This is from a thread 2006.

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    Is it still 55.000bt/month minimum income to obtain a work permit at immigation?

    YES
    The 'Yes' reply was from DD. http://teakdoor.com/thailand-and-asi...st-police.html (More farang Tourist Police)

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    ^ 10 years ago is a long time ago. Laws, rules and regulations change, and also, that 55,000 baht a month figure wasn't true even then (in 2006).

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    About 3,500bt a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnasty2017 View Post
    About 3,500bt a month.

    Good to see you back albert.
    Assuming it's you.
    As in the old.
    As in .... wtf.... welcome back.

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    Copied from another forum but may help?
    In order to apply for the work permit you would probably have to leave the country to obtain a different entry than one from a OA visa or to cancel you extension of stay based upon retirement.
    Most work permit offices will not accept a applicant if you are here for retirement.
    After the work permit application is accepted you would then need to get a non-b visa for it to be issued.

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    Originally Posted by stroller
    Is it still 55.000bt/month minimum income to obtain a work permit at immigation?
    Umm, work permits are issued by the Labor Ministry, not the thai immigration office..

    Be that as it may, you can be on a "yearly extension of stay" based on marriage, raising kids (and in some provinces even on being over 50 "retirement") and get a work permit from the Dep't of Labor.

    You CANNOT be on a permission to stay stamp from a Non-Immigrant Type O-A longstay visa that you got from your country before you came here.
    That has employment prohibited stamped right on the visa itself.

    BTW, here's a list of trades that foreigners cannot engage in. This was actually posted on the Dept of Labor's website for a day before they pulled it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    unlikely he'd be visited by immigration.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic
    I'd imagine you'd just get a warning if caught.
    unlikely?

    you'd imagine?


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    Quote Originally Posted by toddaniels View Post
    Why oh fucking why don't they just get a Farang who can read Thai to interpret this sort of thing in 2-3 minutes so they don't look so stupid?. That's a rhetorical question Todd, obviously.

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