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To secure a work permit in Thailand, a foreigner needs an initial visa, which is a non-immigrant visa. The non-immigrant visa must be obtained before entering Thailand.
- A Thai company offered you a job in Thailand or you are planning to start a company to employ yourself. If you are offered with a job in the Kingdom, you ought to present the invitation and or sponsorship letter of the prospective employer in Thailand.
- A request from the company that you shall be given a non-immigrant visa that will allow the company to apply for a work permit for you.
- The company can attest that you are dependable, upstanding, law abiding and guarantees that you will respect the laws and customs of the nation.
- Also, you must apply for a non-immigrant visa at least 30 days prior to departure for Thailand. The consulate or consular office will ask for copies of the registration documents and financial statements of the company. These documents should be issued by the company.
Thailand is bordered to the north by Myanmar and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the west by the Andaman Sea and the southern extremity of Myanmar. Comprising an area of 514,000 sq km (198,456 sq mi) in Southeast Asia, Thailand extends almost two-thirds down the Malay Peninsula.
Comparatively, the area occupied by Thailand is slightly more than twice the size of the state of Wyoming. Thailand's capital city, Bangkok, is located on the Gulf of Thailand coast.