Recruitment License


A recruitment license is required to operate a business that involves either domestic or outbound recruitment of labor in Thailand.  

The requirements for a domestic recruitment business license are as follows:

  1. 51% or more Thai ownership.
  2. Minimum of 1 Thai company director with no less than a ratio of 1 Thai director to every 1 foreign director.
  3. 100,000 Baht security deposit.
  4. Ministry of Labor application fee of 5,000 Baht.
  5. Business premises must be 16 square meters or more.
  6. Must include the words "recruitment business" in the company name.

The requirements for an outbound recruitment business license are as follows:

  1. 75% or more Thai ownership.
  2. Minimum of 1,000,000 Baht registered capital.
  3. Minimum of 1 Thai company director with no less than a ratio of 3 Thai directors to every 1 foreign director.
  4. 5,000,000 Baht security deposit.
  5. Ministry of Labor application fee of 10,000 Baht.
  6. Business premises must be 16 square meters or more.
  7. Must include the words "recruitment business" in the company name.

A recruitment license application is submitted to the Ministry of Labor office where the recruitment business is located.  

After submission of the application, the Ministry of Labor office will send out an officer to inspect the recruitment business premises.  

The total process can take up to 1 month or more to complete. 

Our recruitment license application service includes the following:

  • Prepare a recruitment license application with the assistance of the client providing all required information and documents.
  • Filing the application with the Ministry of Labor.
  • Assist in communicating with the Ministry of Labor.
  • Accompanying the representatives of the client in meetings with the Ministry of Labor.
  • Follow up the application with the Ministry of Labor.
  • Submit any additional information or documents required by the Ministry of Labor with the assistance of the client.
  • Receive the recruitment license.
  • Provide an English translation of the recruitment license.
  • Correspondence by email, telephone and in person meetings when necessary.