FAQ - Approval for Visa & WP

Reference to your query regarding 39 categories of prohibited businesses, the advice has received as follows:

Actually, it is a list of 39 occupations that prohibited to foreigners. It means only Thai Citizens are able to work in these 39 occupations.

    1. Labouring work
    2. Work in agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry or fisheries excluding specialized work in each particular branch or farm supervision
    3. Bricklaying, carpentry or other construction work
    4. Wood carving
    5. Driving mechanically propelled vehicles or driving non-mechanically-propelled vehicles, excluding piloting of international aircraft
    6. Shop assistant
    7. Auctioneer
    8. Supervising, auditing or giving service in accountancy excluding occasional internal auditing
    9. Cutting or polishing jewelry
    10. Haircutting, hairdressing or beauty treatment
    11. Cloth weaving by hand
    12. Weaving of mats or making products from reeds, rattan, hemp, straw or bamboo
    13. Making of rice paper by hand
    14. Lacquerware making
    15. Making of Thai musical instruments
    16. Nielloware making
    17. Making of products from gold, silver or gold-copper alloy
    18. Bronzeware making
    19. Making of Thai dolls
    20. . Making of mattresses or quilt blankets
    21. Alms bowl casting
    22. Making of silk products by hand
    23. Casting of Buddha images
    24. Knife making
    25. Making of paper or cloth umbrellas
    26. Shoemaking
    27. Hat making
    28. Brokerage or agency, excluding brokerage or agency in international trade
    29. Engineering work in civil engineering concerning design and calculation, organization, research, planning, testing, construction supervision or advice, excluding specialized work
    30. Architectural work concerning design, drawing of plans, estimating, construction supervision or advice
    31. Garment making
    32. Making pottery or ceramics
    33. Cigarette making by hand
    34. Tour guide or conducting sightseeing tours
    35. Street vending
    36. Typesetting of Thai characters by hand
    37. Drawing and twisting silk-thread by hand
    38. Office or secretarial work
    39. Legal or litigation services


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