Hiring Thai Worker
The Department of Employment (DOE)
Overseas Employment Administration Office is under the Department of
Employment responsible for providing overseas employment opportunity for
Thai workers free of charge and assists the overseas employers to
select appropriate and high quality of workers from Thailand.
According to the Recruitment and Job-Seeker Protection Act, B.E.2528 (1985) and B.E. 2537 (1994) section 50 "Any
overseas employer or the representative is prohibited to select and
recruit the employee in the Kingdom for working overseas directly,
unless such an employer or the representative has authorized any
overseas recruitment agency or the Department of Employment to recruit
employer wishing to apply for the service of the Overseas Employment
Administration Office, Department of Employment will have to carry out
the following steps :
Step 1. Request for approval
The employer shall contact the Public Overseas Placement Section (IOM), Department of Employment or contact Office of Labour Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General in the employer' s country.
Document to be submitted for consideration:
1. The Power of Attorney which authorizes the Department of Employment to recruit workers and to apply for visas.
2. Demand Letter
to the Director-General of the Department of Employment. This document
shall state the type of workers required, the nature of work, number of
workers and their qualifications and working conditions.
3. Copy of the certificate of registration or permit to operate business in the country where the Thai labour will be employed.
4. Model or standard form of employment contract in English
5. Document granting permission for the Thai workers to work in that country, i.e. visas, N.O.C. (NO Objection Certificate)
1. Employment Contract shall be made by the employer himself.
All documents must be certified by Office of Labour Affairs or Royal
Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate- General responsible for Thai
labour in the country to be employed.
Step 2. Selection of workers
(1) Advertising in the mass media
the Department of Employment has accepted the applications from the
workers for employment, they will be treated as stock or reserves, whom
the employer may call for testing or interview. If the Department of
Employment does not have the workers of the type required by the
employer in stock, there will be advertisement placed in the mass media
or newspapers. In such case the employer shall pay the expenses, (if
(2) The application
The Department of Employment will carry out primary selection.
(3) The selection
employer or his representative shall carry out the interview, if
desire. In case workers have to be tested, the Department of Skill
Development which has testing centers for certain occupations or
classifications will be referred. For classification that the Department
of Skill Development cannot provide testing, a suitable and reliable
skill testing center will be recommended for which the workers shall pay
for testing fees.
(4) Medical examination
Department of Employment will send the workers for physical examined at
the hospital or clinic with standard being approved by Department of
(5) Travel document
Department of Employment shall facilitate convenience to the workers
who have been selected by the employer in applying for passports for
which the workers shall pay their own expenses.
(6) Pre-departure training
Department of Employment will conduct training and orientation for
workers, before travelling abroad, the employer may also join in the
training and orientation, which will be made after the visa has been
FYI, Iranian employers may employ their Thai employees only through:
1 Thailand Oversea Employment Administration (TOEA) via e-mail : email@example.com ; or
2. registered and authorized Employment Agencies
By these two channels, Iranian employers will be likely to be ensured that their employees are skillful and trained. Moreover, employers will be free from unnecessary costs such as overcharging fees and sending back unskilled labour.
นายจ้างสามารถติดต่อแจ้งความต้องการแรงงานมาที่ฝ่ายการจัดหางานต่างประเทศ สำนักงานบริหารแรงงานไทยไปต่างประเทศ ผ่านกรมการจัดหางาน ดินแดง กรุงเทพฯ 10400 ประเทศไทย โทรศัพท์/โทรสาร 245-3450
e-mail : overseas@.doe.go.thหรือแจ้งความต้องการในเมนูสำหรับนายจ้างหรือติดต่อสำนักงานแรงงานไทย
สถานทูตหรือสถานกงสุล ของประเทศที่นายจ้างมีภูมิลำเนา หรือติดต่อผ่านบริษัทจัดหางานที่ขึ้นทะเบียนกับกรมการจัดหางาน เท่านั้น (http://overseas.doe.go.th/form/ListCompanyThai_2011.pdf)