Legalisation of labour contract
To protect Thai citizens who wish to work in Slovakia and Slovenia in accordance with the Thai Labour Act B.E. 2528 article 48, following is the procedure concerning legalisation of labour contracts:
1. The Employer and the Employee send the draft Labour Contract (English version) to the Embassy via Embassy’s e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Employer is also requested to forward the business license together with the photos of the working place and the accommodation which will be provided by the Employer for the Employee for the Embassy’s consideration. The Embassy shall reserve the right to visit the working place, if deems necessary.
2. The Embassy will take into consideration the contents of the Labour Contract, namely; wage, welfare, holiday and leave, working time, overtime and holiday payment, termination of contract, in compliance with the local Labour Law. (See draft labour contract in Attachment I)
3. The Embassy will inform the Employee or the Employer once the consular officer has completed reviewing the contract. Duration for this proceeding is depended on the priority and the consular officer’s work assignment.
4. In case the Employer refuses to amend the draft labour contract as advised by the Embassy and the Employee agrees to sign that contract, the Employee is obliged to write a formal Note to the Embassy notifying that he/ she will take full responsibility for his/her signing and will not claim or request for any assistance from the Embassy demanding for more benefits/ interests which are not stated in the signed contract. (See Attachment II)
5. Once the Employer and the Employee have signed the Labour Contract, the employer has to submit the signed original contract (together with its English translation, if the original document is not in English) to the relevant primary agencies (if applicable) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia or Slovenia for legalisation and then submit the duly legalised documents to the Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna. The Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna will certify the signature of the officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia or Slovenia. For legalisation application procedures, CLICK HERE.
6. The Embassy reserves the right to deny legalisation of any labour contract considered to contain indication of labour exploitation.
7. Both the Employee and the Employer are advised to sign or initial their name on each page of the contract to avoid any question that may occur concerning the correction of the amount of salary or the period of employment.
Remarks: The employee could not demand for earliest response from the Embassy even though he/she has already received a visa from the Slovak/Slovenian Embassy in Bangkok or already reserved their air ticket.