The Thai Ministry of Labour has issued a ministerial order setting new fees for inspections and work permits for foreign workers from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
The fees have been reduced to promote legal employment and solve the problem of foreign workers entering the country for work purposes. Specifically, the visa fee was reduced from 2,000 baht to 500 baht and the fee for applying for a temporary stay was reduced from 1,900 baht to 500 baht.
This Ministry Order came into force on 10 November or 15 days after its publication in the Royal Gazette on 27 October. It is to take effect for four years and applies to foreign workers from these four countries who enter Thailand to work on the basis of an employment contract or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in connection with the recruitment of workers.