Thai law provides for freedom of religion, and the government generally respects this right in practice. It does not, however, register new religious groups that have not been accepted into one of the existing religious governing bodies on doctrinal or other grounds. In practice, unregistered religious organizations operate freely, and the government's practice of not recognizing any new religious groups does not restrict the activities of unregistered religious groups.
The government officially limits the number of foreign missionaries that may work in the country, although unregistered missionaries are present in large numbers and are allowed to live and work freely. There have been no widespread reports of societal abuses or discrimination based on religious belief or practice. However, in the far southern border provinces, continued separatist violence has resulted in mistrust in relations between the Buddhist and Muslim communities.
Here are some criteria that you need to follow:
Smart, collared shirt – if you have tattoos on your arms then it is best to bring long sleeve shirts.
Tie (it is best to begin your job wearing a tie for good impression, and later you may be allowed to remove it for comfort sake).
Long pants (not jeans) – preferably slacks, or cinos. Basically something that looks formal.
Smart close toed shoes (no sneakers of any sort).
Here are some criteria that you need to follow:
This means that anything that follows those criteria is suitable to wear in the classroom.
Here’s some example of smart dress:
If you follow these tips and guidelines on how to dress appropriately as a teacher in Thailand, your school will embrace you and your position will be more secure. For those who ignore the dress code, you will risk reprimand or even dismissal.
Most teachers start around 30,000 Thai Baht per month (about $1,000 USD), which is a comfortable salary, especially for teachers outside of Bangkok. It’s enough to live with the necessary Western amenities, and it’s double what local teachers earn, but Thailand isn’t the best choice if savings or paying off a college loan is what you have in mind.
As the cost of living tends to be relatively inexpensive, teachers find they live fairly comfortably, despite the lower pay-scale. Penny pinchers will do their best to finance travel excursions to one of Thailand's many neighboring countries, or better yet, adventures to other exciting areas of Thailand.
You can apply for Thai citizenship if you are working in Thailand or are married with a Thai spouse and/or have a child born in Thailand.
In all cases you will also have to fulfil the following conditions to apply for Thai citizenship:
Citizen of western countries (i.e. US, UK, Canada, Australia, France) can have dual citizenship in most cases (e.g. Thai citizenship and their original nationality).
Once your application for Thai citizenship has been approved, there will be a lot of waiting. You will be asked to appear at the Interior Ministry for a Thai language test. If you pass the test you will be asked to come back to the Thai Ministry and sing the Thai National Anthem and the King´s song Phra Baramee.
Afterwards you will be interviewed while the Thai officials visit your house to ascertain that the details you submitted on your application form are correct.
Among the others requirements, you will be expected to swear an oath and appear at your local police station dressed well and holding a candle, flowers and incense. You will have to swear allegiance to the King and to the country of Thailand. This, however, is not the end as you will then have to wait for a confirmation by the Ministry of the Interior that your Thai citizenship has been awarded.
Non-Immigrant Visa Category “B” (Business Visa) is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom to work or to conduct business.
Copies of company documents must be signed by the Board of Directors or Authorised Managing Director and affix seal of company.
Additional documents may be requested as and when necessary. In the absence of a required document, applicant must provide a letter explaining the unavailability of such document. Applicant must endorse on each and every page of the submitted copies of documentation. Documents in foreign languages must be translated into Thai and should be notarized by notary organs or by the applicant’s diplomatic or consular mission.
Holder of this type of visa is entitled to stay in Thailand for a maximum period of 90 days. He or she may apply for an extension of stay at the Office of the Immigration Bureau and may be granted such extension for a period of one year from the date of first entry into Thailand.
We at E & W TEFL Academy will always try to accommodate you as best we can. We can unfortunately never guarantee where the position will be after graduation though. There may at times be two or three schools to choose from but again there is never a guarantee that you will always have the option to choose.