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What Should I Wear to Apply for my Thai Work Permit?

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing Thai Work Permits, specifically we are discussing the dress code associated with picking up one of these, a Thai Work Permit. This is a Thai work permit

The reason I bring this up is because it is actually a question that comes up and the Officers at the Labour Department take dress code pretty seriously.  The attire you wear to pick up your work permit is something that they feel should reflect the sort of professional environment that they are operating in as well as the fact that you are looking to work in Thailand.  So for that reason, not dressing like you just sort of fell out of bed is probably a good idea. 

I happen to have been down at the Thai Labour Department here this last week a couple of times because I was assisting various clients in various matters.  But that being said I decided to take some photos of some signage that I thought was of interest to those with respect to this topic and here's one actually literally from the Labour Department. This is posted outside the front door. There is another sign similar to it posted inside the office itself. To quote it: "Visitors are requested not to wear shorts and sandals." So basically they are making it clear. Those who are seeking a Work Permit in Thailand, yes you have to go through the application process, but you shouldn't just show up willy-nilly in whatever, you know as stated shorts and sandals, whatever you want to sort of roll into their office in.  

So the thing to take away from this video:  look presentable. Some people ask me, should they wear a tie? I usually say, you know long pants, collared shirt, maybe short sleeves is okay depending on circumstances.  Look the part.  Look like somebody who wants a job. I would almost urge those who are watching this video to go into the Labour Department to get one's Work Permit, as if they were going in to apply for a job.  That is probably the best way to put it. Are you going to go in to apply for a job in shorts and sandals?  Unlikely, unless you are looking to work at a beach bar or something.  And even then, if that's what you're doing, might not be a bad idea maybe impress the boss a little bit even in a job like that. 

So the thing to take away from this video is there is a dress code for picking up one's work permit. They make it abundantly clear with the signage in their office as shown in this video.