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Employers warned to bring their undocumented migrant workers for registration by Monday

Employers who have undocumented migrant workers under employment are warned to bring them for registration within the deadline on Monday because the deadline will not be extended.

Mr Waranont Pitiwan, director-general of Employment Department, said on Sunday that the Labour Ministry had mobilized officials from all departments concerned to interview both the employers and their employees and then issued them with certificates so that the migrant workers can go to the designated centers for nationality verification to be completed in 30 days.

In order to speed up this process in case an employer has more than 10 migrant workers under employment, he recommended the employer to prepare necessary documents such as employment contracts, records of salary payments and employee's registration in order to speed up the process of documentation.

In case of domestic workers, Mr Waranont said the department had prepared interview manuals for officials to be used in interviewing the workers. However, he said that interpreters are available at all registration centers to help out.

After certificates were issued at the registration centers, he said employers should quickly bring their employees to have their nationalities checked and confirmed at designated places.

In the case of Myanmar migrant workers, nationality verification centers are located in Samut Sakhon, Samut Prakan, Chiang Rai, Tak and Ranong plus Chiang Mai, Nakhon Sawan and Songkhla which are to open to speed up the process.

Migrant workers can book queue for nationality verification in advance by paying 310 baht at service counters.

For Cambodians, the national verification centers are in Rayong, Songkhla and Bangkok.

For Laotians, they will have to go to their embassy or consular office to have their nationality verified and this process will require them to return to Laos for nationality verification.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)

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