Not all foreigners working in Thailand are required to obtain a work permit. Under Section 4 of Working of Alien Act B.E. 2551 (2008), exemptions from the work permit requirement are granted to foreign individuals performing certain duties and missions as follows:

  1. Members of consular missions
  2. Members of diplomatic corps
  3. Representatives of member countries and officials of the United Nations and its specialized agencies or institutions
  4. Personal servants coming from abroad to work exclusively for persons listed under items 1, 2 or 3
  5. Persons who perform duties on missions in the Kingdom under an agreement between the government of Thailand and a foreign government or international organization
  6. Persons who enter into the Kingdom for the performance of any duty or mission for the benefit of education, culture, arts or sports
  7. Persons who are specially permitted by the Thai Government to enter into and perform any duty or mission in the Kingdom.

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