The work permit application and renewal process
Mike, a teacher in South Thailand, takes us through the process of applying for your first work permit, renewing a work permit and also applying for the relevant visas.
I had five excellent years living and working in Thailand, but the nonsensical bureaucracy eventually drove me away
I'm sure that many of you will have been reading over the past few weeks that there are some major changes on the way regarding visa rules and immigration laws in Thailand.
Teacher in Khon Kean
Does anyone know how to do a teacher licence renewal?
My interpretation of the current rules concerning teacher licenses and work permits
Whilst at a job interview last week I was informed (by an international school) that if a person had no teaching degree they would not be issued a third work permit
Thailand is ruled by men, not laws
I understand that Thai people do not like causing conflict or losing face, but the first step in solving a problem is admitting that there is one
Dr John Smith
In many articles people have complained that the money they have to pay each year for work permits, visas and teaching licence makes it just not worth it. When is the ministry going to wake up and stop persecuting teachers who have nothing but good intent for the education of the Thai children and stay here as law abiding people.
This year, The Ministry of Education once again added more difficulty in processing the teachers license and work permit.
Dr John Smith
In my opinion I find it very difficult to understand the mentality or blatant stupidity of the Thai immigration section in Bangkok. Not only do they rip you off at every turn but now they have found a new way to get money from visitors.
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