In order to work legally in Thailand you first need to obtain a non-immigrant B visa, and you must apply for this at any Thai embassy or consulate outside of the country. For this you will need:
A copy of a letter confirming a job offer from your prospective employer.
2 passport-sized photos.
Completed and signed application visa application form.
Often, your employer will also be required to supply documents relating to their company registration. Visas can often be processed overnight, but has been known to take longer. A polite attitude and smart attire will certainly help your case.
Once you have obtained the non-immigrant B visa, you may enter the country. At this point, you will need to complete several forms, supply further photos and hand your passport to your employer who will complete the application on your behalf. Once everything has been processed, you will need to go to the Department of Labor in person to collect your work permit. You must sign the permit in the presence of an officer before it is laminated. Next you will need to make a trip to the Immigration Department where you will get the visa in your passport extended for 12 months from the day that you entered the country on your non-immigrant B visa. Finally, you will need to visit the Tax Department to get a tax card. You should always retain possession of this card, and do not surrender it to the school where you will be working as you will need it if you change jobs in the future.
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