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Migrant workers flock one-stop-service employment office for final registration

Several thousands of migrant workers flocked all one-stop-service employment offices in Bangkok and across the country for registration Friday as it is the final day for registration.

Failure to register today is subject to arrest and deportation.

migrant workers registrationAuthorities at all one-stop-service offices reported large number of migrant workers rushing to register in the he last day after they are required to register since June 30.

Most registered are Myanmar workers.

Sine June 30 until yesterday, about 1.4 million migrant workers have registered.

In Bangkok’s one-stop-service on Ramintra road, several thousand workers came to register today, raising concern that they might not be able to register all in time before the deadline.

Authorities are hoping that the deadline should be extended until March 31 next year by the National Council for Peace and Order.

Meanwhile in Mae Sot district of Tak,
one-stop-service in Mae Sot reported several thousands of workers flocking the office for registration.

Authorities said one reason for the influx of workers today is the cheaper registration fee of 1,900 baht from 3,000 baht previously. However the permitted period to work is also shortened.

Mae Sot authorities said so far about 27,000 Myanmar workers have registered, from over 100,000 working in Mae Sot.

Thai PBS

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