Section 11

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This section stipulates that the employer may apply for the work permit and for paying the fee on behalf of the migrant worker.

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Section 11. Whoever desires to engage an alien living abroad to work for his business in the Kingdom may apply for the permit and pay fee on behalf of that alien.

The application for the permit on behalf of the alien under paragraph one shall be in accordance with the procedure as prescribed by the Ministerial Regulation.

Law /Thailand / Alien Working Act BE 2551 (2008)

The Act governs the conditions upon which aliens (defined as “a natural person who is not of Thai nationality” under the Act) can work in Thailand (Chapter I) including the requirement for a work permit and the payment of monies into the Alien Repatriation Fund (the “Fund”) (Chapter II).  It includes restrictions on the work migrant workers may perform, and some duties and liabilities of employers hiring migrant workers. Penalties for violation of the provisions in the Act are contained in Chapter VI, including penalties for hiring migrant workers without permits or to work in categories of work outside their work permit.