In Thailand, the employers or companies with 1 or more employees have to register and submit the social security fund to the Social Security Office. To register the employees or insured person into the Thailand social security system, the employers or an authorized person can submit the Registration Forms as follows:
- The Employer/company Registration Form (SSO 1-01)
- The Insured Person/employee Registration Form (SSO 1-03)
Note that for the employers whose head offices are in Bangkok, the Registration Forms have to be submitted at the Social Security Office area 1-7. For the employers whose head offices are in the provincial area, the Registration Forms have to be submitted at the Provincial Social Security Office where their head offices are located.
Registration forms must be submitted to the Social Security Office within 30 days from the date on which the employee has started working with the company otherwise an employer shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of not exceeding 6 months or to a fine of not more than 20,000 Baht, or both.
In case the number of employees is increased, the employer has to submit a new employee Registration Form if the employee has never received social security card before. When an employee left the company, the employer has to submit the application to take out his/her name from the social security system. When the employer changed any information such as office address or company name, application to change information must be submitted to the respective Zone Office of Social Security not later than the 15th day of the following month in which the change has taken place. If any wrong information is given, it can affect the rights and benefits of the registered insured persons.
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