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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 00:07
tomster

Work permit on visa exempt entry

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Apologies in advance is this is maybe a silly question... 🙂

 

If your Non Immigrant visa runs out but you keep paying the required monthly amounts for the work permit - if you re-enter Thailand on a visa exampt entry what is the status of the work permit (until it runs out)?

 

TIA.

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When your non immigrant permission to stay expires, your work permit is no longer valid. Indeed, you should ensure that it is officially cancelled as a failure to do so can create possible problems with the Labour Department in the future.

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1 hour ago, BritTim said:

When your non immigrant permission to stay expires, your work permit is no longer valid. Indeed, you should ensure that it is officially cancelled as a failure to do so can create possible problems with the Labour Department in the future.

So regardless of whether you come back in on a visa exemption or a non immigrant visa - if you were out of the country and your Non Immigrant visa expired your work permit is automatically voided?

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Posted (edited)
31 minutes ago, tomster said:

So regardless of whether you come back in on a visa exemption or a non immigrant visa - if you were out of the country and your Non Immigrant visa expired your work permit is automatically voided?

No. Your work permit becomes void (should be cancelled) when your employment ends.

 

If you enter as a tourist you still have a valid work permit, but you would not be allowed to work because of your immigration status.

Edited by elviajero
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11 minutes ago, elviajero said:

No. Your work permit becomes void (should be cancelled) when your employment ends.

 

If you enter as a tourist you still have a valid work permit, but you would not be allowed to work because of your immigration status.

Thanks, that makes sense.

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2 minutes ago, tomazbodner said:

You need to apply for a re-entry permit so when you leave, you can return on same conditions as the visa/extension/stamp that you had previously. So if your current visa is 90 days Non-Immigrant and expires say August 20, and you leave Thailand and return on August 1, you'll get stamped in until August 20, like your current stamp.

 

If your work (company requirements and your income) qualify, you can request a 1 year extension of stay at immigration in Thailand. You then need to get re-entry permit (single and multiple ones are available) which will then allow you to return on same conditions.

 

Lastly - if you have a multiple-entry visa, that is still valid, you can exit the country and return before last day of visa validity and you'll get another 90 days' stay in the Kingdom.

 

If you have work permit, you can apply for Non-Immigration B visa at neighbouring consulates, and return to Thailand on another Non-B visa, which also gives you the right to continue working.

 

I've no idea what you mean by "visa runs out but you keep paying the required monthly amounts for the work permit"... What monthly amount? There's nothing to be paid monthly for work permit. Your employer just needs to deduct tax and social security. And you need to declare tax at the beginning of the year for past year just like any other country.

So what happens if you are on a Non O 1 year extension to stay followed by a 60 day extension to stay extension then leave for 4 months but keep paying your monthly social security and tax commitments to the labour office to keep the work permit going meaning that you will arrive back in the country with 4 months to go on your work permit but without a Non O because you came in on a visa extension?

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"Keep paying the required monthly amounts" ?

You cannot use your permit to work on a visa exemption 

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19 hours ago, tomazbodner said:

You need to apply for a re-entry permit so when you leave,

If he's leaving the country in order to return visa exempt or with a new visa ...

 

The re-entry permit expires when his current permission or extension expires. 

If he still has some time left, he would have to choose ( or the immigration officer would choose)  what he was using when returning to Thailand.

 

he can't enter on BOTH a visa exempt entry or newly issued visa AND a totally unrelated re-entry permit.

 

Edited by Suradit69

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