— Vietnamese migrant workers in Thailand are allowed to register for temporary work permits at the country's provincial labour departments from December 1-30, 2015, according to the Thai Ministry of Labour.
|Workers talk to consultants at the Nghe An Employment Consultancy Centre. — VNA/VNS Photo Anh Tuan
The ministry said on Monday that the 30-day expansion for Vietnamese guest workers (excluding their companies) aims to help them obtain visas, check health conditions, pay health insurance bills and acquire one-year work permits in Thailand.
Eligible workers are those who have original passports and work contracts with their employers, and their last legal entrance into Thailand was before August 10, 2015.
The ministry said Vietnamese workers involved in domestic help, construction, fisheries and hospitality are subject to the one-year work permits.
Arak Pommanee, director general of the Thai Labour Ministry's Employment Department, pledged another expansion of 30 days if the registration fails to be completed on schedule.
The Vietnamese Embassy suggested workers who entered Thailand after August 10 should return home to go through the necessary procedures for legal employment in the country.
The Thai Labour Ministry and the Vietnam Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs plan to send Vietnamese labourers to Thailand in the first quarter of 2016.
All the information is on the Vietnamese Embassy's website at http://www.vietnamembassy-thailand.org or http://facebook.com/VNEMBKK , and the Vietnamese Consulate General's website in Khon Kaen at http://www.vietnamconsulate-khonkaen.org.—VNS