Thailand - Country Commercial Guide
Local Professional Services

Provides references to local service providers and other professional associations

Last published date: 2019-10-13

The Foreign Working Act of 2008 requires all foreigners working in Thailand to obtain work permits prior to employment in Thailand.  In addition, permit holders must have prior permission to change their occupation or place of work.  Change of employer location, or the residential address of the permit holder, must be properly endorsed in the work permit by the labor authorities.  The Foreign Working Act does not prevent a foreigner from engaging in work in more than one field or for more than one employer.

A Royal Decree in 1973 listed 39 occupations and professions that are prohibited to foreigners.  This list has been amended on several occasions by subsequent Royal Decrees, with the latest amendment in 2005.

Select the link for more information regarding the guidelines and the general agreement on trade in services and other international agreements on the practice of foreign professionals in Thailand