Work permit renewal
I have had a work permit for some time, and I am about to apply for an extension later this month. Is it legal to continue working after the stated expiry date of the permit, while waiting for the issue of the renewed permit?
If you already have a work permit and need to apply for an extension or a renewal (and provided that you are not changing your job) you may continue working legally while waiting for the extension or renewal to be granted. However, you must be sure to apply for the extension or renewal before the current permit expires, otherwise you will be working illegally and may be prosecuted.
Wassana Thongsakul, Assistant Chief Officer of Phuket Employment Service Office.