Yes, if you have a valid visa, a work permit and an occupation that does not violate the Alien Employment Act, foreigners can work and find a job in Bangkok. If you are a foreigner and intend to work in Thailand, you are subject to the Foreign Employment Act, which requires that you have a work permit issued by the Ministry of Employment, the Ministry of Labor, or if it does not fall within the scope of that Act. In Thai law, the term “work” is very broadly defined, which covers both physical and mental activities, whether for wages or other forms of compensation. Even voluntary or charitable work in Thailand requires a work permit.
Under Thai law, foreigners can work in the country but factors such as national security and the need for foreign workers for the country’s development are taken into account. Priority must still be given to Thai nationals. If you want to know detailed information about the foreign employment act, you may want to do some research on this topic that can be searched easily on the internet.
You must obtain a proper visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate before you arrive in Thailand, according to Thai Immigration. Note that when arriving at designated entry points in Thailand, foreigners from the countries listed below are allowed to obtain an entry visa. Bhutan, China (including Taiwan), Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Oman, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
Things to Consider Before Flying to Thailand
If a job in Bangkok pays over 80,000 baht a month, the employer may need to extend its search outside Thailand. It is possible to find a job for less money from your home country, but it is less common. A friend of the HR manager in a real estate media company has this to say about being hired from abroad: It doesn’t matter whether you’re in or out of Thailand. A sign that a company would consider you from outside Thailand is if they post jobs for all nationalities on LinkedIn, Jobs DB or other employment boards.
Before you travel, you must check with the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate, as the list of countries changes periodically, as the Immigration Bureau adds and removes countries according to the circumstances. Aliens from all other countries that do not have Thailand agreements must obtain visas before they arrive in Thailand. All foreigners must have a valid visa that can be obtained from the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate before entering Thailand if it extends beyond 30 days.