Occupations and professions prohibited for foreign workers.

 OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS PROHIBITED FOR FOREIGN WORKERS

 THE LIST APPENDED TO THE ROYAL DECREE IN B.E.2522
 
PRESCRIBING OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS PROHIBITED FOR FOREIGN WORKERS 
 
 
 
1.  Labour work;
 
2.  Agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry, or fishery, except work requiring expertise, specialized work, or farm supervision work;
 
3. Bricklaying, carpentry or other construction work;
 
4. Wood carving;
 
5.  Driving motor vehicles, driving a non-mechanically propelled carrier or driving a mechanically propelled carrier, except for piloting international aircraft;
 
6.  Shop/Outlet attendance;
 
7.  Auction;
 
8.  Supervising, auditing or providing services in accounting, except internal auditing on occasions;
 
9.  Cutting or polishing diamond or precious stones;
 
10. Haircutting, hairdressing or beauty treatment;
 
11. Cloth weaving by hand;
 
12. Mat weaving or utensil making from reeds, rattan, hemp, straw or bamboo pellicle;
 
13. Mulberry paper making by hand;
 
14. Lacquerware making;
 
15. Making Thai musical instruments;
 
16. Nielloware making;
 
17. Gold ornaments, silverware or pink gold making;
 
18. Bronze ware making;
 
19. Thai doll making;
 
20. Mattress and quilt blanket making;
 
21. Alms bowl making;
 
22. Hand making of silk products;
 
23. Buddha image making;
 
24. Knife making;
 
25. Paper or cloth umbrella making;
 
26. Shoemaking;
 
27. Hat making;
 
28. Brokerage or agency work, except broker or agency work in international trade;
 
29. Civil engineering works concerning design and calculation, organization, research, project planning, testing, construction supervision or advising, excluding work requiring special expertise;
 
30. Architectural work concerning designing, drawing of plans, cost estimating, construction directing or advising;
 
31. Dressmaking;
 
32. Pottery or ceramic ware making;
 
33. Cigarette rolling by hand;
 
34. Tour guide or sightseeing tour operation;
 
35. Street vending;
 
36. Typesetting of Thai characters;
 
37.  Silk reeling and twisting by hand;
 
38.  Clerical and secretarial work;
 
39.  Legal service or lawsuit work;
 
**Note: As per the Cabinet’s Resolutions, foreign workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia have been given an indulgence to work in the Kingdom in 2 occupations, which are 1) Labour work and 2) Domestic work.