Legalization of labour contract
Procedure concerning Legalization of Labour Contract
At the Royal Thai Embassy, Vienna
In order to protect Thai citizens who wish to work in the Slovak Republic / the Republic of Slovenia in accordance with the Thai Labour Act B.E. 2528 article 48, following is the procedure concerning legalization of Labour Contract:
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 viewing 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 being informed 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 to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of (Slovak or Slovenia) for legalization (of translation of foreign documents) and then submit further to the Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna for legalization the signature of the officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovak / Slovenia.
6. The Consular officer has the authority in rejecting legalization of labour contract if there is any indication of labour exploitation in the contents of that contract.
8. Both the employee and the employer are advised to sign or initial their name in each page of the contract in order 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.
Royal Thai Embassy, Vienna October 2011