New Urgent Duty Work Permits' Rules and Criteria Under a New Legal Regime

On 29 June 2017, the Department of Employment has issued a Notification Re: Prescribing Types of Works which are Necessary and Urgent under new Emergency Decree on Managing the Work of Aliens B.E. 2560. Under the Notification, if a foreigner is engaging in any of the prescribed 16 types of works in Thailand which can be completed within 15 days, it will automatically be considered as a necessary and urgent work - for which an urgent duty work permit would be granted.

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