Automatic registration of an employer with the Social Security Fund

After an entrepreneur establishes a legal entity with the Department of Business Development (“DBD”), it is required to register itself as an employer and its employees with the Social Security Office (“SSO”) within 30 days of employment in accordance with the Social Security Act. The current registration process is often inconvenient and cumbersome.

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08 November 2019

Therefore, the DBD and SSO have launched a single-service platform to reduce the number of procedures and the time spent by an entrepreneur. Through the single-service platform, an entrepreneur who establishes a legal entity with the DBD will be registered automatically as an employer with the Social Security Fund. The entrepreneur can use a 13-digit registration number provided by the DBD to register its employees with the Social Security Office thereafter.

Although the single-service platform became available on 16 October 2019, in our discussions with several Social Security Offices in Bangkok and Samut Prakan, the new process had not been adopted yet. We will monitor this closely and provide an update when there is a further announcement.

For more information, please visit the DBD's website .

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