Udon Thani almost completes workers from neighbouring countries regulation

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UDON THANI, 7 July 2015 – The regulation process of foreign workers from neighbouring countries in Udon Thani has now reached 94 percent completion, according to the province’s Vice Governor.

The Vice Governor of Udon Thani Chaichan Chaichan Eium-charoen today revealed the outcome of the One Stop Service Immigrant Workers Registration Center, operating from 1 April to 30 June 2015, saying that the center successfully provided permit card renewals and issued working permits to 1,506 foreign workers. This is considered a 94 percent completion for the entire immigrant workers residing in the province.

Officials tallied out the nationalities of the workers receiving services. 96 had been categorized as Burmese, 1,219 have been identified as Laotian while another 191 were Cambodian.

The Udon Thani Vice Governor said that all employers are required to proceed through all the required procedures when employing immigrants. Any employment without work permits will result in a 10,000 – 100,000 baht fine, while employers can also be subject to a 10,000 baht fine if their employee’s work permit employment details does not contain matching information with the officials’.

Employers are able to seek advice or address any of their concerns regarding the employment of migrant workers at the Udon Thani Provincial Employment Office