One-hour processing for migrants with papers, pledges Labour Minister

national April 23, 2018 18:45

By Seksanti Kanlanawisut
The Nation

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The nationality verification process for migrant workers should take no more than one hour at the Labour Ministry’s one-stop service centres, the top man at the ministry said on Monday.

“For those who have complete documents, the verification should be done within one hour,” Labour Minister Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew said on Monday as he inspected the centre in Udon Thani province. 

That centre has already verified the nationality of more than 600 migrant workers from Thailand’s neighbours – Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. 

The centre, however, still has to verify the nationality of another 300 applicants before the end of June.

“We focus on delivering fast services,” Adul said.

According to him, Laotian workers may also have their nationality verified in their homeland to complete their registration as workers in Thailand. 

“For Laotians, it may be more convenient if they have their nationality proven in Laos,” Adul said. 

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