I lived and worked in Japan as an ESL teacher in 2005 & 2006. I am considering moving to Thailand in October to do the same. However, unlike when I lived in Japan, I do not need to work full-time in Thailand. My question is, if I find an employer to sponsor my work visa, if i quit working for that employer, is the visa still valid? In Japan, I know that the answer is yes, but I'm not sure about Thailand.
Thanks in advance!
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There's no such thing as a work Visa per se....so if you're referring to a Non-imm B then in theory yes they can cancel it (most won't or don't though)....if you're referring to a work permit and an extended Visa then yes that too can be cancelled and the extension to the Visa will be void except for 7 or so days (Imm discretion) to get your act together and get a new Visa.
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What I really would like to do is only teach privates - I have additional income & savings that I can bring with me to Thailand, so I don't really need to work for a language school. BUT, I don't think I can stay in the country for a year without having a visa that is sponsored by an employer. Is there any other way (other than the obvious - marrying a thai girl)? If you are studying at a TOEFL program, will the school you are studying with provide a certain type of visa that allows you to extend your stay?? I know with the tourist visa I can stay only 90 days. I'd really like to be able to stay atleast 1 year.
I know visa runs used to be popular, but the immigration rules have changed as of last fall, correct?
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Visa runs are still doable but not as easy as they were.
I sent you an email, bro. Thanks!
What happens if, after cancellation of work permit and visa extension by the employer, the employee leaves the country on day 8 or 9? Would the border checkpoints realise the overstay? And how about a new work permit, any difficulty to get a WP for a new job if one left 1 or 2 days late the last time?Originally Posted by kenkannif
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Sometimes the border check will catch the overstay...remember, it's 500 baht a day, if they do. Be prepared to pay with a smile and a wai.
Your tardy departure will have no effect on getting a WP in the future...different government agencies.
Sometimes they catch you, sometimes they don't....seem to be getting better though....so I'd go within the 7 days!Originally Posted by AJ
Shouldn't really have probs although will most likely need to get a new Visa!!!And how about a new work permit, any difficulty to get a WP for a new job if one left 1 or 2 days late the last time?