As per the Royal Decree issued by the Government in March 2018 regarding regulations for issuing of new work permits, foreigners with work permit will be able to work legally in any field, anywhere in the country, for any employer as long as the work being done is not on the list of occupations prohibited to foreigners.
We have obtained an English and a Thai version of the Royal Decree for our members to download. The changes came about via the Emergency Decree on Non-Thais’ Working Management (No.2) (2018) which was passed on March 27 and came into effect on March 28. Section 37 of the Emergency Decree this year annulled Sections 70, 71, 72 and 74 of the former Emergency Decree issued in 2017.
This implies that a new work permit book will be issued as soon as possible. It has also been informed from the Labour Department that in future the book will finally be replaced by a smart card to fit in your wallet.
For further information you should contact the Labour Department directly.