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Phuket Immigration seeks expat volunteers

PHUKET: Phuket Immigration is seeking expat volunteers to provide assistance to foreigners at the main Phuket Immigration Office in Phuket Town.

By The Phuket News

Sunday 15 May 2022, 03:25PM

The notice posted by Phuket Immigration calling for expat volunteers.

The notice posted by Phuket Immigration calling for expat volunteers.

The call for new recruits was posted on the official Phuket Immigration Facebook page on Monday (May 9).

Applicants must be more than 20 years of age of any nationality. Men and women are invited to apply, but must have a domicile or residence in Phuket and staying in Thailand on long-term one-year visa

Applicants must also have no criminal record and “have a service mind”.

Applications are being received until May 25. Interviews will be conducted on May 26-27, with the successful candidates announced on May 30.

Successful candidates will undergo training on May 31 and start work in their new roles on June 1.

The application form is available here:

HeadStart International School Phuket

All applications are to be completed and sent by email to: 

The successful candidates will be announced on the Phuket Immigration website and official Facebook page.

Founded in 2007 by British expat Kevin Moss after years working as a volunteer with the Region 8 Police, the Phuket Immigration volunteers have for years provided invaluable assistance to foreigners new to applying for services at Phuket Immigration.

Kevin passed away last year after a brief battle with cancer, but his legacy of the Phuket Immigration Volunteers lives on.

Major rules changes and confusing application of the rules have left many foreigners stymied in knowing how to proceed.

A key aspect of the volunteers’ role has been the ability to speak languages other than English in helping foreigners understand the Immigration rules the foreigners must comply with.

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Foot | 16 May 2022 - 15:23:27

@DeKaaskopp.  What you said is the same as what was said about slaves.

DeKaaskopp | 16 May 2022 - 09:32:06

The usual moaning from the usual suspects. The good thing is that there are enough people who will volunteer without thinking about getting paid. 

JohnC | 16 May 2022 - 08:52:22

If they so desperately need the help of foreigners try paying for their skills. Since they do most of the work while the Thai officials seems to spend most of their time chatting with colleagues and playing with their dumbphones looking at tiktok videos. The other hard workers there are the local students who do all the paperwork and other menial tasks. Immigration can so easily be vastly improved

JSombra | 16 May 2022 - 06:40:20

Funny thing is, unless something has changed they don't give them visas and work permits, thus these volunteers will be workingi llegally...for immigration 

Kurt | 16 May 2022 - 00:44:24

A recruiting form with demands of applicants. Nothing about what they offer the applicants. Typical thai. Quite funny, as Immigration Office Phuket town is functioning by the sake of imput foreign volunteers. Without them that Office will be paralysed..
Heard they are not really appreciated for their great work/contribution.

Wiesel | 15 May 2022 - 23:45:18

come on, i know some people they do everything for just can sit there and feel to be important. Some even would pay for get in so important position and be able to treat other people to show power!!

Foot | 15 May 2022 - 20:02:41

Since these people are integral to the smooth operation of the office, why should they be expected to work for free?  Give them work permits, pay all fees, and at least the minimum daily wage (B300?).

Kurt | 15 May 2022 - 17:12:35

Seems present very nice professional volunteers are checking out. Why? They do all info/prepration papers so Thai Immigration officers just can handle with eyes closed. Free uniforn, travel expenses, day fee?


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