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Deadline for Migrant Worker Verification extended for Another Two Weeks

Date of Publication: 08 September 2017; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

BANGKOK, 8 September 2017 (NNT) - The employment verification process deadline for migrant workers has been extended by another two weeks pending the interviewing with some 80,000 migrant workers.

Ministry of Labor Permanent-Secretary Puntrik Smiti said a one-month period at the employment verification centers for undocumented migrant workers from 8 August until 6 September 2017 has seen a total of 690,838 migrant workers pass the interview, while some 19,390 others failed due to lack of working relations with the employers before 23 June 2017, or being younger than 15 years old.

The verification process deadline has been extended by another two weeks as some 80,000 workers are currently waiting for the interview, mostly in major provinces such as Samut Prakarn, Nakhon Pathom, Chonburi, and Phuket.

Migrant workers from Myanmar who have passed the verification interview will have to pay for a nationality verification fee at 7-11 convenience stores while the nationality verification process for Lao nationals will be offered for those holding the pink card first.

Ministry of Labor Inspector-General Ananchai Uthaipattanachep said the decision was made as part of a recent Thailand-Cambodia joint cabinet retreat for which Cambodia planned to send 360 officials to help with the nationality verification process in Thailand at three service points, including the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok, a center in Rayong, and a center in Songkhla. The service will be provided from 15 September until 12 December 2017.

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