The SIPA ICT Knowledge Worker Certification Center is the newest service from Software Industry Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology (MICT) aiming to develop Thailand’s ICT capabilities.
In order to support ICT knowledge workers who seek to work legally in Thailand, SIPA offers a certificate that they can use via a One-Stop Service Center for Visas and Work Permits. This certificate can then be used to apply for a Visa and Work Permit.
Before you submit the required documents, you have to meet the following criteria first:
You must submit the following requirement for the approval of your ICT Knowledge Worker Certification:
The ICT certificate is only valid for one year. After which you need to apply for an extension and you must submit the following:
Note that there will be an interview in case the officer needs more information. You should include your contact details in all the documents that you will submit.
The certificate is valid for 1 year, and the renewal must be done on a yearly basis. SIPA will consider the application according to the shortage of ICT expertise in Thailand. The decision regarding the approval will be made 5 days after the submission of the requirements. SIPA updates the result on its website within 24 hours. The processing of visa and work permit is done within 3 hours, assuming all necessary supporting documents are provided.
The ICT Knowledge Worker Certificate issued can be used to assurance your performance as an ICT Specialist only. You will still have to apply for a work permit and visa. The approval of your visa and work permit will still follow the procedures of the Thai Immigration Bureau and Ministry of Labor.