Living in Asia: Doing things legally

How to Avoid Being Victim of Cybercrime in Singapore

Did you know that in January of 2019, more than 1.76 billion personal information records of individuals were leaked and released in multiple breaches and hacking attempts made around the world? With the rise of online hacking, identity theft, and data breaches, it is no wonder that so many today have genuine concerns about their privacy and…

Travelling to Thailand during Corona and current restrictions

By Jonas Lindholm Below information is based on my personal experience from getting myself from Sweden to  Thailand august 2020. The process can be different in other countries and the Thai embassies  there. Rules and requirements can also change, so always consult the Royal Thai Embassy in  your country to get the proper and updated…

Thailand’s new Personal Data Protection Act may impacts businesses

Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) will come into full force on May 27th of this year. According to FRANK Legal & Tax, a Thailand-based International lawfirm, it will have a significant impact on all businesses whose operations involve the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data. The PDPA is Thailand’s first comprehensive piece of legislation…

Foreign Chambers says TM30 creates negative views about Thailand

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand issued on 29 August a press release calling for what it diplomatically calls a “structured rationalization, with significant changes, to the TM.30 (or 24 hour reporting) requirement,” because it is hurting the country. Since the Immigration Bureau earlier this year started enforcing the TM30 found in an…

Working in Thailand

Foreigners who wish to work in Thailand, whether paid or voluntary, must have a work permit. Foreigners are restricted from taking up certain occupations that are reserved for Thai nationals. Those include farm worker, hairdresser, pottery maker, shoe maker and over 39 other professions. While a new positive list is on its way, this negative…

Dtac filed lawsuit to protect mobile customers

The disagreement between Telenor’s dtac and Thailand’s telecom regulator NBTC (National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission) escalates as the telecommunications company filed a lawsuit before the Central Administrative Court on 6 September. This follows a dtac statement on 5 September, which expressed disappointment over the NBTC board’s lack of resolution on the joint dtac-CAT customer protection…

Danes abroad, who are moving home to Denmark

Danes abroad who want to move back to Denmark have few places to seek proper information. One website, where most everything you may need is included, is the website of the municipality of Silkeborg. The website has gathered the main advice in one place which is very useful for Danes abroad. Below, this information is…

Thailand: Visa Regulations

Note: Since Covid-19 these regulations are being changed constantly. We are not able to update them as fast as they change. When things settle to normal, this note will be removed. If you plan to stay more than 3 months in Thailand you should apply for a visa at the Thai embassy or consulate in your…