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Criminal Penalties for Engaging in Restricted Occupations in Thailand?

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing basically the criminal penalties associated with engaging in restricted occupations in Thailand. 

There are a number of restricted occupations in Thailand. I have done another video contemporaneously with this one going into that. I am not going to go into that too deeply here but I wanted to go ahead and quote from the Bangkok Post,, the article is titled: Foreign Workers Granted Permits to Work Except in 40 Prohibited Occupations. Quoting directly: "Employers and organizations are required to strictly act in compliance with the legal regulations. If any violation of the laws is found, the employer hiring the foreigner without Work Permit or allowing the foreigner to work beyond their lawful rights will be fined 10,000 to 100,000 Baht per illegal foreign worker." Quoting further: "Repetition of violations of the law is subject to a sentencing to one year imprisonment or being fined 50 to 200,000 Baht or both. Such employers are prohibited from hiring foreign workers for 3 years and the foreign worker without a Work Permit or working beyond their lawful rights will be fined 5,000 to 50,000 Baht and be deported to their country of origin." 

So that is something to understand with respect to the restricted occupations here in Thailand. There are a number of them and we have discussed this in other videos. If you are worried that you may be straddling the line of a restricted occupation, it may not be a terrible idea to go ahead and contact a legal professional, gain some insight and guidance into how best to proceed.