THAILAND: Work Permit Applicants Now Required to Submit Medical Certificate [UPDATED 14 Oct 2019]

Effective 9 October 2019, the medical certificate is no longer required for work permit applications submitted under special laws, including under the Board of Investment (BOI), Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) and the Petroleum Act.

The Employment Department canceled a recent rule requiring a medical certificate for such applications, which took effect on 19 August 2019, due to complaints from foreign investors.

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Employers who may be affected are advised to contact a Newland Chase immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

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