The Board of Investment (BOI) has launched this programme in connection with hiring expatriate staff for companies that receive investment incentives from the BOI.
There are various types of legal entities which foreign investors can use to conduct business in Thailand other than a limited company or partnership. Such entities include a regional office (RO), representative office (Rep Office) and branch office (Branch).
The Board of Investment (‘BOI’), in collaboration with the Immigration Bureau and the Department of Employment, has launched a ‘Single Window’ programme for visas and work permits. This is a programme allowing companies that receive BOI incentives to apply online for visas and work permits for foreign skilled experts.
On 31 August 2017, the Labour Protection Act (No. 6) B.E. 2560 (“the LPA”) was published in the Government Gazette. We set below an overview of the LPA, which came into effect on 1 September 2017.
On 15 August 2017, the Council of Ministers accepted in principle a draft amendment of the Labour Protection Act proposed by the Ministry of Labour.