Thailand proposes new changes to Visa and Work Permit rules

October 08, 2014
Thailand presents new visa and work permit regulations

Plans to revise the visa and work permit regulations of Thailand have got the support from the Junta, The Nation, report stated.

The joint standing committee has put forward certain changes, which includes the segregation of work permit ruling for foreign investors and unskilled migrant workers, so that investors would gain additional benefits.

Secretary-general of the Thai chamber of commerce, Kalin Sarasin said that a meeting held during last month has led to certain changes, which includes enhanced process for work permit applications. 

According to the report, entrepreneurs, who plan to visit Thailand for an exhibition or meeting, do not require a work permit. Besides, foreign teachers can file their visa applications valid for two years and those visitors, who come to Thailand to have a medical treatment, will be approved of a permit to reside in the country for 60 to 90 days with the possibility to extend.
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