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The authority in Thailand now requires applicants to submit certified copies of monthly salary withholding tax (PND1) forms when applying for long-term visas and visa extensions.

Under the new requirement, applicants are required to be paid by local payroll and attach the PND1 form in the application pack for new or renewed long-term visa applications. This means employers have to withhold taxes and pay the social security contribution monthly after the work permit is obtained. Failure to do so may result in application refusal.

Previously, applicants submitted a self-paid personal income tax (PND 93) form to secure new or renewed long-term visas.

Crown advises employers to ensure affected foreigners in Thailand are put on local payroll. 

No official source at the time of writing.

Disclaimer: The above information is provided for general information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have any further inquiries regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Debra Beynon, Regional Immigration Manager, APAC:

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