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Thailand Passport, Visa, work permit photos

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Passport and Visa photos must conform to the internationally agreed Bio metric Standard for passports.

Thai Passport Photo Requirements:
Two photos taken by a passport photographer required
•The photos must be identical and taken within the last 6 months
•The photo must be in color only.
•A light background, white or off white is required for Thai Passport Photos
•Your facial features should clearly distinguishable against the background
•It should be a close-up of your head and shoulders
•Your face should cover 70-80% of the overall passport photo
•Thai passport photos should be 45 x 35 mm
•The passport photographs must be clear and in sharp focus
•Digital or scanned photographs should be printed at 1200 dpi resolution or better.
•There must not be any shadows in the photo either on the face or background
•There must be no reflection on spectacles if worn
•The eyes must not be obscured by sunglasses, hair across the eyes etc
•Your face must be looking directly at the camera with eyes open
•Your mouth must be closed, showing no teeth
•Thai passport state that you must have neutral expression
•Your face should be uncovered with no hats or head covering for Thai passport photos

Thai Visa Photo Requirements
•Thai visa applications require two photos
•Thailand specifies a size of 50 x 50 mm
•Photostat or Photocopies are unacceptable
•Thai visa photos must have a light colored background
•The visa photo must be a full face view of the person
•Wearing a hat or dark glasses is not allowed
•Thai Visa Photos must have been taken recently (within 6 months)

Getting a Work Permit
Required papers for a work permit
After you have your non-immigrant visa, you can now apply for a work permit.  Here are the papers generally required from the prospective employee to start a work permit:
•    copy of the picture page/identification page of your passport (the one with your photo and passport number)
•    your non-immigrant visa
•    copy of the passport page with your current entrance stamp
•    copy of your entry card
•    Copy of your degree or resume or transcript – sometimes they require it be certified by your country’s embassy (this requires bringing your degree or resume to your embassy, declaring it is a true and original document and then paying an authentication fee.
•    a doctor’s certificate stating you are in good health (this can be arranged quickly in Thailand and generally costs less than 100 baht and usually does not required any actual exam
•     (this is the photo size used by most photo shops in Thailand for Visas.  This is not a Passport photo size which is different.

•    Three to Five Thousand baht (depending on the length of your work permit.
•    Additionally, your employer will be required to submit tax and legal documents concerning the nature of their business and employees.

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