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I "read somewhere", a WP can be issued if you work in the business of your Thai spouse.

But last days googling and spending searching here on thaivisa.com does not confirm this.

Point is she will soon be running an english school and probably a restaurant, in both I'm supposed to work, but obviously without WP that is "illegal". Obviously we don't want to form a company based on shares and employ 4 minimum wage workers. (Yes, I know, if I form a company with her and she is hired by that company, we only need 2 workers ... but we neither have the work for them nor the income to pay them).

At the moment she is a school teacher and owns a farm. Obviously the WP should include "supervising farm work", but that is a side issue.

 

I know that I can get a WP based on an non-o marriage visa, but can not figure what kind of work I actually can do with that. (E.g. mostly I would do short gigs in Europe and USA)

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Probably your best option would be the form a 50/49% partnership with your wife with a registered capital of 1 million baht.

You could then get a work permit as a manager for the partnership to oversee all the businesses owned by the partnership.

The number of Thai employees that would be needed would depend upon the provincial department of employment requirements.

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You can't get a work permit based on a visa. It is based on a job. You need to work for a company (can be your own or your wife's)

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17 minutes ago, stevenl said:

So you know the requirements, and also know you don't (want to) meet them.

Erm, there is an option to have different requirements. Namely being employed by your wife. And no I don't know how this works, hence my question. I just wanted to avoid people answering the obvious: make a company, employ 4 Thais, because as far as I know that is not necessary when employed by your wife. But thanks for your time ...

 

However meanwhile I found an old post from 2013 by a dutch, who is exactly doing what I want to do. 

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Do you know what the requirement at your location is? Just curious, I'm not far away (I'm in Na Khae).

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Maybe you together with your wife can go to the local labour department, explain your situation and ask what's possible?

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21 minutes ago, ExpatDraco said:

Maybe you together with your wife can go to the local labour department, explain your situation and ask what's possible?

Yeah,

that is basically what we have to do anyway, but I had hoped to be good informed before meeting them.

Thank you.

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Yeah,
that is basically what we have to do anyway, but I had hoped to be good informed before meeting them.
Thank you.
Please report back, I'm curious about the outcome. :)
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1 hour ago, Enki said:

Erm, there is an option to have different requirements. Namely being employed by your wife. And no I don't know how this works, hence my question. I just wanted to avoid people answering the obvious: make a company, employ 4 Thais, because as far as I know that is not necessary when employed by your wife. But thanks for your time ...

 

However meanwhile I found an old post from 2013 by a dutch, who is exactly doing what I want to do. 

You will still need the 2-4 (depending on the office) employees, which you clearly stated you don't want.

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On 12/23/2018 at 2:09 PM, stevenl said:

You will still need the 2-4 (depending on the office) employees, which you clearly stated you don't want.

Yes, but I also clearly stated there is a way to avoid this, and like to know how. Obviously you don't know how 😞

 

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7 hours ago, arithai12 said:

Just curious how you plan to run an English school and probably a restaurant without workers other than the two of you. You say you don't need/can't pay 2 additional workers, you and your lady must be very talented and indefatigable. Good luck.

My wife runs the english school. I have nothing to do with it, except that we hoped I can be hired without extra hassle. Wether we add an restaurant is completely open, as I pointed out: *I want to run a  martial arts school*, but I guess I wrote that in another threat. Here I only asked: how is the stuff with working for your own wife working.

A small restaurant is relatively easy to be run by two. Especially if it is attached to the martial arts school and mostly frequented by members of the school after training.

 

Anyway, I'm surprised about the "know nothing, but be hostile attitude" here.

 

But: I found it. It is super simple. You need a permanent residency: https://www.legal.co.th/resources/visa-immigration-law/nationality-law/difference-between-thai-permanent-residence-and-citizenship/

 

Thanx for the help, though.

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13 hours ago, Enki said:

Yes, but I also clearly stated there is a way to avoid this, and like to know how. Obviously you don't know how 😞

 

There is no way to avoid this.

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4 hours ago, Enki said:

My wife runs the english school. I have nothing to do with it, except that we hoped I can be hired without extra hassle. Wether we add an restaurant is completely open, as I pointed out: *I want to run a  martial arts school*, but I guess I wrote that in another threat. Here I only asked: how is the stuff with working for your own wife working.

A small restaurant is relatively easy to be run by two. Especially if it is attached to the martial arts school and mostly frequented by members of the school after training.

 

Anyway, I'm surprised about the "know nothing, but be hostile attitude" here.

 

But: I found it. It is super simple. You need a permanent residency: https://www.legal.co.th/resources/visa-immigration-law/nationality-law/difference-between-thai-permanent-residence-and-citizenship/

 

Thanx for the help, though.

Super simple, permanent residency. How do you think to get this as this isn't a walk in the park. Have a look here:    

 

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