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  1. Thailand - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Immigration Act of 1979. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1979-02-24 | THA-1979-L-37411

    Enumerates certain general requirements for the right of entry, including carrying a valid passport with a visa and having a smallpox vaccination. The Minister of Interior has the discretionary right to decide to grant or refuse certain foreigners or groups of foreigners the right of entry. Temporary passage is allowed without a passport for certain categories of persons. Persons with special status - including their private servants - are almost fully exempted from the application of the Act. The Act regulates in detail how to handle transports that may contain illegal foreigners. The Act specifies when, for how long, and on which conditions temporary stay is allowed. Immigration for permanent residence is , with some exceptions, restricted to a yearly maximum of 100 persons from each country and 50 persons who have no nationality. The right of stay is evidenced by a residence certificate. Foreigners (including women and children) may be detained for investigations on suspicion of violations against the Act. The Immigration Commission, established pursuant to the Act, has the discretionary power to decide on most matter relevant under the Act including appeals of certain decisions. Offences against the Act are criminally sanctioned and non-authorized foreigners may be deported.

  2. Thailand - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notification of 1979 of the Ministry of Interior respecting qualifications or forbidden qualifications of and conditions for aliens applying for work permits.

    Adoption: 1979-02-05 | THA-1979-M-37401

    Foreigners applying for a work permit are required to have the relevant skills for the work in question, not to be insane, not to suffer from leprocy, consumption or elephantiasis, serious drug addiction or alcoholism, nor to have been convicted to imprisonment pursuant to an offence under the Alien Work Permit Act, B.E. 2521 (1978) within one year from the day of the application for the permit.

  3. Thailand - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Alien Work Permit Act of 1978. - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1978-07-08 | THA-1978-L-37397

    Subject to specific exceptions, foreigners intending to work must have a permit. Certain occupations and professions may, by special decree, be prohibited for foreigners. To qualify for applying for a work permit, foreigners must have a temporary or permanent residence status. The granting of work permits is discretionary, but foreigners working under the Investment Promotion Act are immediately granted a permit. An employer may apply for a work permit on behalf of a foreigner, but the permit may only be issued upon his entry. Work permits are specific for a particular position and location and any changes are subject to notification and approval. Permits are generally granted and renewed on a yearly basis, but their duration depend on the length of the visa issued. Decisions to refuse, renew or change work permits may be appealed to a special Committee Considering Aliens. Violations against the Act are criminally sanctioned. Foreigners working in contravention of the Act may be imprisoned.

  4. Thailand - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Royal Decree of 1973 granting permission to aliens who have obtained promotion in investment to operate the business in Schedule B of the Announcement of the Revolutionary Party No. 281 of 1971 (Investment Promotion Act).

    Adoption: 1973-11-28 | THA-1973-R-37901

    Renders Schedule B of the Investment Promotion Act operational.

  5. Thailand - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Regulation (No. 2 of 1973) issued under the Announcement of the Revolutionary Party No. 281 of 1972 (Investment Promotion Act).

    Adoption: 1973-05-17 | THA-1973-R-37902

    Lists conditions for obtaining a licence pursuant to the Investment Promotion Act, including a requirement that, within specified timelimits, licensed businesses employ at least fifty percent Thai nationals. Licensed businesses are also required to maintain a certain relation between the ratio of foreign and Thai investment and the ratio of foreign and Thai workers employed.

  6. Thailand - Migrant workers - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Royal Decree of 1973 stipulating the occupations and professions which are prohibited to aliens.

    Adoption: 1973-03-12 | THA-1973-R-15649

  7. Thailand - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Information given by the Department of Commercial registration concerning the business of rendering services as specified in Schedule C of the Announcement of the Revolutionary Party No. 281 of 1972 (Investment Promotion Act).

    Adoption: 1973-02-01 | THA-1973-M-37903

    Contains clarifying information regarding the type of business covered by Schedule C of the Investment Promotion Act.

  8. Thailand - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Announcement No. 322 of 1972 of the Revolutionary Party concerning the employment of aliens.

    Adoption: 1972-12-13 | THA-1972-M-16606

    Regulates the conditions for granting work permits to foreigners. Repeals the Occupational and Professional Assistance Act of 1941. Amended by the Alien Work Permit Act of 1978. Remains in force to the extent it is not contradictory to the Alien Work Permit Act of 1978.

  9. Thailand - Migrant workers - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Announcement of the Revolutionary Party No. 281 of 1972 (Investment Promotion Act).

    Adoption: 1972-11-24 | THA-1972-M-37900

    Regulates the conduct of business by foreigners in Thailand. Consists of 32 articles, a list of rates of fees and three schedules A-C. The first two schedules list types of business prohibited for foreigners. The last schedule lists types of businesses subjected to a licensing requirement, the details of which is laid down in the Act.

  10. Thailand - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Nationality Act, B.E. 2508. - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1965-07-21 | THA-1965-L-82873

    Chapter I - Acquisition of Thai Nationality
    Chapter II - Loss of Thai Nationality
    Chapter III - Recovery of Thai Nationality

  11. Thailand - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Vocational Assistance to Thais Act of 1956.

    Adoption: 1956-03-01 | THA-1956-L-37398

    Creates an entitlement to require employers in certain types of enterprises with ten or more employees to employ at least fifty percent Thai nationals.

  12. Thailand - Migrant workers - Law, Act

    Deportation Act, B.E. 2499 (1956). - Act on-line [as amended until Act (No.3) B.E.2521 (1978)]

    Adoption: 1956-01-17 | THA-1956-L-82851

    Regulates the deportation of illegal immigrants.

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