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Hi all,

have been informed by the school today that my application for a work permit has been denied, because I am not a qualified teacher, enough though it's a private primary school and I'm from England.

The school have asked me if I can still come to work for them, which would be illegal, I am now wondering is there no route for them to appeal the decision or do we have any grounds to appeal the decision.

Also if I was to work illegally and was caught doing so what would be the consequences

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have been informed by the school today that my application for a work permit has been denied, because I am not a qualified teacher, enough though it's a private primary school and I'm from England.

Not qualified?

  • Do you hold a university degree?
  • Did you submit a TCT provisional teaching permit?
  • Did you provide a medical certificate showing that you are not insane or mentally sick, suffer from Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Drug Addiction, Alcoholism, Elephantitus and Tertiary Syphilis?
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It all depends on your circumstances.

Do you have a degree and or TEFL?

If yes, have you worked at more than two schools already? Meaning that you've had two teaching licence waivers already. You can't have a third waiver unless you take a really useless course as a B.Ed from a non accredited university in Thailand. Either way, lose / lose situation.

If that's the case you've got to persuade the school to change your job title from "teacher" to something like "curriculum consultant" in order to avoid the teaching licence requirements but enough to obtain a work permit.

I'm able to get a work permit but I'm throwing in the towel and going back to England for a few months to decide where to go next. Although I've been teaching here for around ten years on and off I've just had enough of these 5h1tty regulations.

I had a few offers from reputable companies in and around London for £25+ an hour (a couple are offering cash in hand). I'm no hotshot TEFL teacher but there's a world of opportunities out there. I'll miss the weather, food and people for the most part but I won't miss the 5h1tty working conditions and super low wages offered here although the NES situation is looking pretty bleak.

I always persuaded myself that the quality of life was more important than the money. I was fooling myself and allowing schools to take advantage of my carefree attitude. Move on and wait for this country to catch on to their mistakes before returning here. It may be a long wait but but Malaysia and Burma are offering pretty decent packages compared to here.

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This could be the school's way of telling you to go away rather than an immigration decision. Just saying.......how many visible tattoos do you have; are you clean cut; do you own a pair of dress slacks, shoes, a tie and a dress shirt?

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You could do one of these accelerated TEFL courses in only a few weeks, pass the relatively simple exam and voila you are qualified. The course will cost around 50,000.

SDM

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The consequences of working illegally or rather working without a work permit can vary to blind eye tactics (for a period anyway) to being thrown out the country with no return, a hefty fine or even jail. In some cases all three. How important is your piece of mind?

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This could be the school's way of telling you to go away rather than an immigration decision. Just saying.......how many visible tattoos do you have; are you clean cut; do you own a pair of dress slacks, shoes, a tie and a dress shirt?

The school have asked me if I can still come to work for them

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I have been asked to teach at my local school and I have told them I wont start without work permit, licence etc...I have a non o visa being married to a thai but immigration told me I must have a B visa only to be able to work..can you work legally on a non o visa ???...I would love to know , some people say yes others say no...I don't have a degree but I have a TEFL certificate ....I could of started work yesterday but iam hanging fire to see if the school will sort out any thing for me.......ps there was also a lady from Camaroon who was having an interview for the 2nd job at the school and when I asked her about her visa status...she showed me her passport, her tourist visa ran out on sept 13 th last year...I told her she needs to leave the country and have 20000 bht overstay fine ready to pay....she thought I was joking....

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You could do one of these accelerated TEFL courses in only a few weeks, pass the relatively simple exam and voila you are qualified. The course will cost around 50,000. SDM

They seem to accept any certificate that says TEFL on it. The ones you are referring to, at that price are good ones, real ones, I know teachers who took courses that cost almost 1/10th that price and it would appear that they didn't learn a thing. They do however pass the work permit scrutiny.

Primary school teachers in Thailand need any degree but also take the exam that a lot of government workers have to take, a kind of proficiency test, not sure if this can be done in English though.

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Primary school teachers in Thailand need any degree but also take the exam that a lot of government workers have to take, a kind of proficiency test, not sure if this can be done in English though.

The exam you mention is for Thais only no matter if you speak, read, and write Thai fluently.

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