Medical Certificate Now Required for Some Work Permit Applications

August 28, 2019 | Thailand

Effective immediately, a medical certificate is required for initial work permit applications and work permit extension applications filed under the Board of Investment (BOI), Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT), and Department of Mineral Fuels (DMF) government schemes.

Previously, a medical exam was not required, as the government aimed to streamline processing under the above schemes. However, recent cases of BOI foreign national workers with serious contagious diseases have led the government to change course and add the medical certificate requirement.

The required tests for medical certification include leprosy, tuberculosis, drug addiction, alcoholism, elephantiasis and tertiary-stage syphilis. The medical certificate must be no more than one month old when submitted.